Hadith on Moderation: Allah loves small good habits, not burning out

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered while I was with another woman. The Prophet asked, “Who is this?” I said, “She is a woman who never sleeps because she is always praying.” The Prophet said, “You must only perform deeds you are capable of doing. By Allah, Allah will not withhold from you until you give up. The most beloved religious deeds to Allah are those performed regularly.”

In another narration, Aisha said, “When the household of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, committed to an act of worship, they would do it consistently.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 43, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 785

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ دَخَلَ عَلَيَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَعِنْدِي امْرَأَةٌ فَقَالَ مَنْ هَذِهِ فَقُلْتُ امْرَأَةٌ لَا تَنَامُ تُصَلِّي قَالَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ الْعَمَلِ مَا تُطِيقُونَ فَوَاللَّهِ لَا يَمَلُّ اللَّهُ حَتَّى تَمَلُّوا وَكَانَ أَحَبَّ الدِّينِ إِلَيْهِ مَا دَاوَمَ عَلَيْهِ صَاحِبُهُ

وفي رواية أخرى قالت وَكَانَ آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا عَمِلُوا عَمَلاً أَثْبَتُوهُ

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