Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar

except the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ [is ostentation].’ In other words, ostentation is to perform worship with the intention of informing people about worship so that the ostentatious person could get money from people or be praised or considered pious or treated with respect by them. (Az-Zawājir ‘Aniqtirāf-il-Kabāir,  vol. 1, pp. 86)

Torment of committing Riyā [ostentation]

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘Without doubt, there is a valley in Hell from which Hell seeks refuge four hundred times daily. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has prepared this valley for those ostentatious people from the Ummaĥ of Muhammad who are the āfi of Quran, give charity for [something or someone] other than Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, perform the Hajj of the house of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and travel in divine path.’ (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr, vol. 12, pp. 136, Ḥadīš 12803)

Bachā lay riyā say bachā Yā Ilāĥī

Tū ikhlāṣ kar day ‘aṭā Yā Ilāĥī

Protect me from ostentation, O Almighty!

Bless me with sincerity, O Almighty!

آمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهِ وَسَلَّم

(For detailed information, read the 166-page book ‘Riyā Kārī’, a publication of Maktaba-tul-Madīnaĥ.)

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد




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