When a Mu’min rises after death, in his grave, he will most surely be carrying his “bag of deeds”. Additionally, the two angels that accompanied him during his entire lifetime will also be present.
Every living being will experience and taste the pangs of death. There is no escape from this finality! Death is a reality which is inescapable irrespective of the status of the person or his/her relationship with Allah Ta’ala.
O Muslims! Do not waste your lives! Do not waste time on unnecessary and trivial matters. Make it a point of remembering Allah Ta’ala all the time by reciting the prescribed masnoon (recommended) duas. Most importantly, be constantly engaged in sincere Dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah Ta’ala).
Allah Ta’ala made us as one “Ummah” and the “Ummah” represents an unbroken “continuum” until the Day of Qiyamat. Towards the end of his Mubarak (blessed) life, Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “I have left with you two directives, you will never go astray, as long as you hold onto them (adhere to them strictly) --- the Book of Allah and the Sunnah”.
Good deeds are indeed beloved to Allah Ta’ala, and are securely deposited in the “bank” of the hereafter. Simultaneously, there are also clear warnings for doing good deeds for name, fame and gain --- “riyaa” (show). As a matter of fact, “riyaa” (showing-off) is a very serious, hated and condemned act. Additionally, it is openly looked-down-upon and despised in man, particularly in a Muslim.
Charity (Sadaqa) is a great gift from Allah Ta’ala. The act of giving and donating, generates spiritual elevation and revitalises the Iman. Allah Ta’ala loves the act of charity. In the Mubarak (blessed) words of our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) reported by Asma bint-e-Abu Bakr (RA) that: