Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar

pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ without any involvement of one’s Nafs, desire or worldly benefit in it. (Al-Majmū’ lin-Nawavī, vol. 1, pp. 17)

Meaning of sincerity

Sincerity is the essence of worship. adr-ush-Sharī’aĥ, Badr-u-arīqaĥ ‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Muftī Muhammad Amjad ‘Alī A’amī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated, ‘It is vital to perform the deed with sincerity, i.e. with the intention of earning the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. It is unanimously arām to perform the deed ostentatiously. Ostentation [called Riyā in Arabic] is even referred to as minor polytheism in a adīš. It is sincerity that brings about reward.

It is also possible that the deed becomes invalid but its reward may still be given provided the deed is performed with sincerity. For example, if a person has unknowingly made Wuū with unclean water and has offered alāĥ, though the alāĥ will not be valid because a precondition, i.e. cleanliness, for the validity of alāĥ was not met, he will still be given reward because he had offered the alāĥ with a truthful intention and sincerity. However, if he became aware later on that he had made Wuū with unclean water (and his alāĥ was not valid), he would be required to repeat the alāĥ. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, part 3, pp. 636)



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