Sincerity and Good Intention

Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts and accomplishments”.

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith highlights the importance of sincerity and good intention. It is, therefore, essential that every noble action should be based on these two virtues; and heart should be free from all such things that destroy noble deeds.

Hypocrisy, ostentation, greed for wealth, riches and other worldly things fall in the category of such evils.

Since the true condition of the heart is known to Allah alone, the true position of one’s actions will be known on the Day of ¬†Resurrection when one will be requited for them by Allah. In this world, one will be treated according to his apparent condition while his insight will be left to Allah.

And Allah Knows Best!

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