Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked: Which of the deeds is the best?
He said: Faith in Allah and His Messenger. He was questioned: What is next? He replied: Striving in the cause of Allah. He was asked: What is thereafter? He replied: A blessed pilgrimage.
(Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)




Lessons Deduced:
1. The hadith clarifies the virtue of believing in Allah and His Messenger. It also pinpoints the excellence of striving in the cause of Allah, saying that there is a great reward for it provided that it is made with sincere intention.
2. The hadith pinpoints the excellence of Hajj, saying that there is a great reward for it provided that it is made with sincere intention, not for showing off.
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