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Sincerity in actions

A beneficial reminder for the ones who seek benefit from Dr. Saleh as Saleh’s website:

Ibn Mas’ud –(radiallaahu ‘anhu) – would advise his students, “If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge: To shame the ignorant, or to argue with the Fuqahaa’ (scholars), or to cause people to turn their faces in your direction. Intend with your actions and words that which is with Allaah, for indeed that which is with Allaah shall remain and everything else shall perish.”

Ibnul Qayyim –(rahimahullaah) – said, “Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries in his water-jug dirt. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit.”


  1. August 20, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    It is reported from Abu Sulaimaan ad-Daarinee (radiAllaahu) ‘anhu that he said:

    Toobaa (the tree in Paradise) for the one who took a single step desiring nothing but the face of Allaah by it.

    * CalgaryIslam’s “Wise Words”

  2. August 20, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    It is reported from al-Junaid that he said:

    To Allaah belong servants who understand, and when they understand they act and when they act they make (their action) sincere. Their recalling of Ikhlaas at the time of doing righteousness is what accumulates the greatest (good for them).

    Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said:

    “Ikhlaas is the tawheed of one’s intent”.

    *Troid’s “Pivotal Quotes”

  3. August 20, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    MashaaAllah, sincerity is such an important subject in Islaam, for without it our deeds may be fruitless, not accepted by Allah ‘azza wa jall.

    Some of the Salaf said,

    “Whoever had a single instance in his lifetime which was purely and sincerely for the sake of Allaah, the Exalted, will be saved. And this is due to the greatness of ikhlaas.”

    May we direct our ibadah to the one deserving our Worship – Allah ta;ala, the Might, the Majestic

    Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

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