All the actions are undermined by our intentions, whether they are good or bad. Good intentions lead to good action; which eventually results in success, growth, happiness, prosperity and so on.
Cultivating good intentions would yield fruitful results, this goes on as per the famous saying – As you sow, so shall you reap. Intention is the foundation of every action
إنما الأعمال بالنيات
Actions are based upon intentions – Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)
Connection between actions and intentions highlight the connection between physical and spiritual components of human body. For all the physical actions, it’s important to have an intention.
“People whose hearts are like the hearts of birds would enter Paradise”- Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)
Birds are free of negative feelings such as hatred and vengeance. Looking at a bird will immediately recognize that it is an embodiment of sweetness, tenderness and innocence. That is why the dove has been universally declared as ‘symbol of peace’
Having good intention is a heavenly quality which every individual should possess, if desiring for paradise. In other words, heavenly personality is one that is completely free of all negativity. Also its not that easy to be freed from negative thoughts or intentions, as Satan / devil runs through the minds of people just like blood flows through the body. Satan vowed to deceive mankind.
But the plot of Satan is weak. As Quran says, “Indeed, the plot of Satan has ever been weak” (4:76).
We could easily overcome it
Negative intentions are the whispering of Satan, but being in good company will erase all those bad intentions
Intentions lead to results – good ones will result in success
Arabic Translation Centre (ATC)