The Quran says, ‘Surely good makes amends for evil.’ (11:114) If you realize that you are surrounded by an evil which you find difficult to ward off, then you should do a good deed. For example, once a person was doing a job which he later realized was wrong and so he left it. He then decided to release a journal for the purpose of imparting good values to society. That is, he realized that since earlier he had been engaged in something wrong, he should perform good works to compensate for his past action. The best work to do is to convey the message of God to people. One should make this part of one’s life. This will serve to counterbalance one’s bad deeds.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan