Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones. Then He explained it [by saying that] he who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over. But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed.
It was related by al-Bukhari and Muslim. (hadith qudsi)
The intention reminds the Muslim to always strive to do his deeds for the favor and grace of Allah SWT.
The noble purpose of a Muslim includes life with all it facets. He has to protect his environment, love his neighbor, and strive towards the common good.
Practicing with the islamic intention a society is able to promote children, adolescents, and adults in their spiritual development.
A good Muslim directs its intention away from a purely selfish, secular or spiritual level to an all-encompassing path in which all aspects of being human are satisfied.
Allah SWT rewards a good deed twice: once for intending it and once for implementing it.
A good Muslim keeps close watch on its Intention while in direct worship such as praying five times, fasting, zakah and hajj. In daily life and interpersonal relations. In the area of quest for knowledge – working in science.