Hadith on Deeds: Allah sweetens him with righteous deeds before death

Suraij reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah Almighty intends goodness for a servant, he sweetens him.” It was said, “What is his sweetness?” The Prophet said, “Allah Almighty opens the door of righteous deeds for him before his death and receives his soul in that state.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 17330

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سُرَيْج قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِعَبْدٍ خَيْرًا عَسَلَهُ قِيلَ وَمَا عَسَلُهُ قَالَ يَفْتَحُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَهُ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ ثُمَّ يَقْبِضُهُ عَلَيْهِ

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