Islamic Date16 Rabi‘ at-akhir
English Date13 December
What Lessens the Anger of Allah
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “What alleviates the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
There are so many good deeds that we do if we only realized:
(1) that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is watching us,
(2) that He likes us to do these particular kindnesses, and
(3) that we do these deeds with no hope of recognition from anyone except Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).