Easy Good Deeds by Mufti Taqi Usmani
Book Review by Yahya Batha
A common misunderstanding which deters people from practising Islam is the idea that Islamic teachings are quite difficult to practise. Alongside this, there are many opportunities a person comes across on a daily basis to amass reward for the Hereafter, but which one misses due to lack of knowledge. Easy Good Deeds is a valuable book which details many good deeds that every person can easily practise without any major effort. The author has highlighted actions over a wide spectrum of areas, ranging from worship to social conduct, all of which entail minimal effort but reap abundant reward nonetheless. This concise work will help readers appreciate the importance of many righteous actions, realise how easy it is to perform them, and ultimately imbue them with the spirit to practise Islam in its entirety.
‘'Allāmah Taqi Usmani in his person and writings evinces a discernment few human beings have been blessed with. Easy Good Deeds navigates through the vast ocean of the Prophetic Sunnah and distils it into a simple, attractive and operable program for inculcating virtue into the souls of busy people in our modern age... a kind of easy do-it-yourself Ihyā’ 'Ulūm ad-Dīn for the twenty-first century. I love this little book and most humbly recommend it to all Muslims, especially young people, to read, keep and reread every year, in-shā’ Allāh.’
– Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad