reblogged from kanzenki.tumblr
‘Whoever starts a good thing in Islam, and others do likewise after him, there will be written for him a reward like that of those who followed him, without it detracting in the least from their reward. Whoever starts a bad thing in Islam, and others do likewise after him, there will be written for him a burden of sin like that of those who followed him, without it detracting in the least from their burden.’” (Reported by Muslim, no. 1017)
The above hadith is actually mentioning about sunnah hasanah (good practices) and sunnah sayyi’ah (bad practices). So when you do certain things and if somebody follows the same practice, you’ll either gain reward or (na’udzubillah) sin for it. Same thing goes for the followers too. When they do the same thing as you did, and someone else is following them, then you and your followers will gain the same reward for the good thing or will just burden you with sins if it’s something bad. And it applies to the followers of your followers’ followers too and their followers and so on and so forth. Hope I’m not confusing anyone with the explanation :P. So here’s a picture aid:
But beware, it can be more branched out than what the picture is showing.
In regards to that, a friend of mine wrote this on his blog as a reminder about all the small things that we do online especially in Facebook can actually gain you a lot of hasanahs or it can lead to something bad.
Be careful in clicking the ‘share’ button in Facebook, because with everything we share, comes an akhirah ‘investment’ that won’t be neglected. “Whoever invites towards wrongdoing, the sin of which he is guilty would be equal to the sins of the all those who followed him.”
Similarly, if you share something good, you’ll get your dividend in the hereafter, as long as someone keeps doing it. It’s the best business ever done; zero capital and zero risk. “Whoever invites towards righteousness, his reward would be equal to the rewards of all those who followed him.”
Also, be careful in clicking ‘like’ in Facebook status, because the lowest level of iman is silent resentments towards the wrongdoings. Where is our iman then if we ‘like’ it?
“Whoever sees something evil should change it with his hand. If he cannot, then with his tongue; and if he cannot do even that, then [he should hate it] in his heart. And that is the weakest degree of faith.” (Muslim)
Moral of the story : Beware of your doings. A click or whatsoever also be counted there-in the Day of Judgement.
Advice to me myself : Wal'asr and think positive. Action!