“Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allah (of good deeds) will remain.”

[Qur’an – Surah Al-Nahl 16:96]

Allah’s Messenger [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم] said:

“When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three:

  • ongoing charity,
  • beneficial knowledge and
  • righteous offspring who will pray for him.”

[SahihMuslim: 3084]

Narrated Abu Hurairah [رضی اللّٰہُ عنہ]:

Allah’s Messenger [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم] said:

“The good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are: knowledge which he learned and then spread; a righteous son whom he leaves behind; a copy of the Qur’an that he leaves as a legacy; a mosque that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal that he dug; or charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health. These deeds will reach him after his death.”

[Ibn Majah: 224]