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Abu Al-Aliyah on Sincerity: Beware not to do good deeds for anyone besides Allah

February 5, 2017

Abu Al-Aliyah reported: The companions of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “Do not do a good deed for anyone besides Allah, for Allah will leave you in the charge of the one for whom you did it.”

Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād Ibn al-Sarī 2/435

عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ قَالَ قَالَ لِي أَصْحَابُ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا تَعْمَلْ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ فَيَكِلُكَ اللَّهُ إِلَى مَنْ عَمِلْتَ لَهُ

2/435 الزهد لهناد بن السري