Imagine that you have 25 fils.*
[*The UAE currency is dirhams and fils. 100 fils = 1 dirham. AED = Arab Emirate Dirhams.]
It’s a miniscule amount right?
What if you saved 25 fils each day?
In one year’s time, you’d have AED 91.25.
In 10 years’ time, you’d have AED 912.25. Not bad at all. If you hadn’t saved 25 fils per day, you’d have AED 0 in 10 years’ time.
Okay, now imagine that you have a very clean room.
A small particle of dust floats in. It’s still a very clean room, right? After all, what is one dust particle going to do?
Another dust particle floats in.
Eventually, you’re going to have a dirty room.
What am I trying to say? Simple: little things add up. Little good things add up as do little bad things.
We should not think of anything as a “little” thing because if it is a good thing, then these little good things will be added to our good deeds. And if it’s a bad thing, then it’ll be added to our bad deeds.
So, remember the following:
1) Everything we do is written in our book of deeds. Nothing is left out.
“That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.” [Surah Az-Zalzalah (99) : 6-8]
“And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah), and you will see the Mujrimoon (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.), fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: “Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither a small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!” And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice.” [Surah Al-Kahf (18) :49]