Sincerity

I start this blog with the name of Allaah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. 
I want to remind myself of an important concept within Islam, a concept which should be at the forefront of our minds whenever we do or think about doing any action. Ikhlaas/ Sincerity. 
 
The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us that, in order for an action to benefit you in dunya & akhira, it needs to be;
1. Sincere 
2. Correct
 
If you follow the sunnah of our beloved nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم, the latter shouldn’t be too difficult. The struggle becomes real when we try to implement sincerity. Actions free from riyaa, sum’a & i’jaab. When your nafs is naturally drawn towards that which pleases it superficially but corrupts it internally, you’re in a constant battle with your own self. When shaytaan wants to draw you away from those Allaah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى.refers to as ‘al-mukhlasin’ (the sincere), you’re in a constant battle and you can’t afford to slip up. The minute you allow the love of praise, status or pride to enter your heart, the minute you risk losing your place amongst al-mukhlasin.
“The deeds with no sincerity is like the one who carries dirt in their water jug, it burdens him and it will avail him in no way.”
I ask Allaah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى to grant me sincerity in all my actions and I ask Allaah to make this blog a benefit for myself in dunya & akhira and to protect me from the poisons of insincerity. Ameen.
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