Sunday, March 1, 2009

Niyyah (Intention)

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."

I start with this hadeeth, since this is the hadeeth on which all our actions are based upon. Our intention should always be to worship Allah Azza Wajal alone, and hence make all our deeds an ibadah, dediacting our whole life for the sake of Allah. We should be very careful as not to adulderate our niyyah by wanting good name, fame or other worldly gains when we do an act of ibadah.
May Allah Bless us to purify our intentions always.

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