Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar
Two Rak’āt of ‘Ālim better than a year’s worship of an ignorant person
Ḥujjat-ul-Islam Sayyidunā Imām Abū Ḥāmid Muhammad Bin Muhammad Bin Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘Hypocrisy of the heart, deception of Satan and evils of Nafs are extremely concealed things. This is why it is said that two Rak’āt of Ṣalāĥ offered by an ‘Ālim are better than a year’s worship performed by an ignorant person.’ Here ‘Ālim’ refers to such a scholarly and knowledgeable person who is aware of the inconspicuously acute issues related to deeds and is able enough to cleanse his deeds of those acute issues. As for an ignorant person, he is only concerned about the apparent worship and is deceived by the very same thing. (ibid, pp. 112)
Servant of Ka’baĥ for 60 years
Sayyidunā ‘Abdul ‘Azīz Bin Abī Rawwād عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـجَوَاد has said, ‘I have been the servant of this house (i.e. the Holy Ka’baĥ) for 60 years and have performed 60 Hajj. When I carried out the accountability of my Nafs regarding the deeds I performed for Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ (by assessing my deeds and searching sincerity in them), I found the share of Satan in my deeds to be bigger than that of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! If only I would not be questioned about my deeds. If I fail to gain any profit I should not also suffer any loss.’ (ibid, pp. 115) Lack of sincerity, self-satisfaction, ostentation etc. are the shares of Satan while perfect sincerity in deeds is the share of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.