With the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful!
These words are taken from the works of Maxim Gorky "The old Woman izergyl". The heroine told, the old woman says: "...he loved feats. And when a man loves feats, he always knows how to make them and find where it's possible. In life, do you know, there is always a place for feats. And those who do not find them out for themselves - they are just lazy and panties, or don't understand life..."
Feats are usually done in the war or in critical situations, in situations "between life and death". Given the reality in which every believer lives, given the fact that "spiritual jihad", which takes place in the soul of every careful Muslim, these words just fit his position. After all, the feat - it's not just a victim of something material, physical feat - it is primarily overcoming internal barriers, it is beyond lazy and cunning nafs, a victory over the instigation of Shaitan.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Verily, believer drags his Shaitan in the same way as any of you pulls your camel in the way".
Victory over the nafs - is not the result of one feat, like, for example, that a warrior to sacrifice himself for the victory of his army. Victory over the nafs - thousands of feats, the thousands of victims, and in most cases they are not known to anyone except God and His angels, recording deeds. The feat is not always a great sacrifice. Sometimes more effort and greater sincerity require just those little things that we normally do not give value. I think that the feat is determined on the scale of actions, and the motive of its committing...
The magic word
There is a word by which a small deed becomes large and the lack of which makes even a big deal is not very important. This word - in the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate!
The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and welcomed, said: "Say "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim" when does something, and Shaitan will be less than a fly".
The greatest thing is deed done sincerely for Allah's sake. And when he begins an affair with the words "In the name of Allah", he reminds himself of the high end, which he pursues - contentment of Allah, His mercy and leniency. You can make thousands of feats for fame, for wealth, for love of others, but nothing compares to the greatness of the modest affair, which is committed for the sake of Allah. This is the magic word that makes even a small thing to be significant, and the lack of which makes the feat even pacifier.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "The first phrase which was written by pen, the words "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim ", and when you write, begin to write with these words, because this phrase is the key to each of revealed book of Allah (the Quran, Zabur, Tavrat, Injeel). When the angel Jabrail came with this phrase in Revelation, then repeated it three times and said, "This is for you and your community, command them (the people of the community) to not leave Bismillah at the begin of each case, for I Jabrail and other angels do not cease to say this phrase as long as it was sent down to Adam".
Small acts of kindness
We often underestimate the importance of the small good deeds, and we believe that we can achieve the mercy of Allah only by great things. However, Almighty Allah is not inattentive. In the Quran, Allah says: "On that day men will appear in droves to be shown their actions; and whoever has done an atoms´ weight of good will see it; while whoever has done an atom´s weight of evil will see it".
Every new day is a thousand opportunities for deeds - deeds done in the name of Allah, with gratitude to Him, His grace and contentment. You do not need any special conditions or critical situations, when a person shows himself as a hero. Every believer can be a hero. For example, when he fights with his nafs and strengthens his faith and love of Allah. Believer finds feat and every day and every minute.