Category Archives: Riyaa

If It Is Not Self-Amazement, Then Beware of Love of Praise


Imaam Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Beware of that which corrupts your deeds, for indeed Riyaa is what corrupts your deeds. And if it is not Riyaa, then it may be you being amazed with yourself until it makes you think … Continue reading

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Obligation of Sincerity to Allah – The Destructive Nature of Showing Off


Showing-off is considered to be from the “concealed shirk”; since the scholars of this nation have explained the two-fold nature of shirk as being “apparent shirk” (such as in open and apparent actions of worshipping idols, tombs, shrines, trees, stones … Continue reading

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Shaykh Rabee’s Advice on Humbleness, Pride and Arrogance


Sheikh Rabee’ ibn Haadi may Allaah protect him said in Tafseer Luqman: You are advised to be humble. Humbling yourself to the Lord of the creation and to the believing servants of Allaah. You should interact with the people with … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week


Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Ghunaymaan (hafidthahullaah) said:  ‘‘It is obligatory upon all those who speak about an affair from the affairs of the Religion, that they do so purely for the sake of Allaah, sincerely for the truth.  And that they overcome … Continue reading

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Not to be Proud of own deeds


From the morals and manners of the Salaf was that they would not be proud of their own actions but they would see deficiency in them. Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdullaah (rahimahullaah) said, “It is more beloved to me to spend the … Continue reading

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Abundance of Sincerity in their Knowledge and Actions


From the morals and manners of the Salaf was their abundant sincerity (al-ikhlaas) in their knowledge and actions, fearing the presence of vanity (ar-riyaa’). Allaah the Most High said, ‘Is it not to Allaah that sincere religion is due?“(1) The … Continue reading

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“And was this showing off, O Sufyan?”


One year, while Sufyan Ath-Thawri was performing pilgrimage in the company of Shaiban Ar-Ra’i, a lion appeared before their traveling party on the road they were traveling upon. Sufyan said to Shaiban: “Look how this lion is blocking the way … Continue reading

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Ikhlaas and Tawheed is a tree in the heart


Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in Al Fawaa-id, Pages: 239-240: Ikhlaas and Tawheed is a tree in the heart.  Its branches are the the Actions, and its fruits are the good life in this dunyaah and everlasting bliss in the … Continue reading

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‘For the sake of Allah alone’ – or is it?


Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: حكي أن أبا حامد الغزالي بلغه أن من أخلص لله أربعين يوما تفجرت ينابيع الحكمة من قلبه على لسانه قال: فأخلصت أربعين يوما فلم يتفجر شيء فذكرت ذلك لبعض العارفين فقال لي: إنك إنما أخلصت للحكمة … Continue reading

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Adorn yourself with honour


Adorn yourself with honour and that which leads to it, such as good manners, a cheerful face, spreading the salaam (the salutation), showing forbearance, hating haughtiness, having self-esteem which is free from tyranny, and being gallant but not for the … Continue reading

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