Tag: Intention نية

Hadith on Sincerity: Good will and honest intentions protect from malice, deception

February 7, 2017

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are three traits by which a believer will not be deceived or consumed by hatred: sincerity in deeds for Allah, offering good will to the Muslims, and keeping to their community.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 1279 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic […]

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Ath-Tha’labi on Piety: True piety is to not feel shame for anything in the heart

February 7, 2017

Ath-Tha’labi reported: Some of the wise men said, “A man does not reach the peak of righteousness (al-taqwa) until it is such that, were he to place what is in his heart on a plate and go around the market with it, he would not be ashamed of anything on it.” Source: al-Kashf wal-Bayān 1/144 […]

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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 […]

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Mutarrif on Sincerity: The true servants of Allah are pure inwardly and outwardly

February 5, 2017

Ibn As-Sari reported: Mutarrif, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, when the inward state of the servant matches his public behavior, Allah says: This is my true servant.” Source: al-Zuhd li Hannād Ibn al-Sarī 530 عن ابن السري عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ رحمه الله قَالَ إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ إِذَا اسْتَوَتْ سَرِيرَتُهُ وَعَلَانِيَتُهُ قَالَ اللَّهُ هَذَا عَبْدِي حَقًّا […]

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Umar on Intention: The best action is to have a sincere intention with Allah

February 5, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The best deeds are to fulfill the obligations of Allah, to be mindful of the prohibitions of Allah, and to have an honest intention before Allah Almighty.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 38 عن ابن رجب قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ […]

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Hadith on Sincerity: Make your deeds purely for Allah and no one else

February 4, 2017

Ad-Dahhak reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty says: I am the best partner, for whoever associates another partner with me, then it is only done for the sake of my partner.” The Prophet said, “O people! Make your deeds sincere for Allah Almighty. Verily, Allah does not […]

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Hadith on Intention: Religious deeds for the sake of the world have no reward

February 4, 2017

Ubay ibn Ka’b reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Give glad tidings to this nation of honor, victory, and stability. Yet, whoever does a deed of the Hereafter for the sake of the world, then he will have no portion of it in the Hereafter.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 20717 Grade: Sahih […]

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Hadith on Intention: People are only judged by their intentions

February 4, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the people will be raised for judgment only according to their intentions.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4229 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّمَا يُبْعَثُ النَّاسُ عَلَى نِيَّاتِهِمْ 4229 […]

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Ibn Mu’adh on Intention: Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from evil deeds

February 1, 2017

Abu Hayyan reported: Ibn Mu’adh, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity distinguishes good deeds from sins just as milk is distinguished from filth and blood.” Sa’eed ibn Jubair, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Sincerity is to not associate partners with Allah in one’s religion and to not display ostentation in good deeds […]

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Ibn Al-Mubarak on Sincerity: The best deed is to be sincere to Allah

February 1, 2017

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Ibn Al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which deed is best?” Ibn Al-Mubarak said, “Sincerity to Allah.” Source: al-Amr bil-Ma’rūf li Ibn Abī Dunyā 71 عن ابن أبي الدنيا أَنَّ ابْنَ الْمُبَارَكِ رحمه الله سُئِلَ أَيُّ الْأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ النُّصْحُ لِلَّهِ 71 الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر لابن أبي […]

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