Hadith of the Day: Actions are but by intentions

On the authority of Ameer al-Mu’mineen (the Commander of the Faithful), Aboo Hafs Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radiAllaahu anhu), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) say:

“Actions are but by intentions and every man shall have only that which he intended. Thus he whose migration (Hijrah to Madeenah from Makkah) was for Allaah and His Messenger, his migration was for Allaah and His Messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.”

Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim