at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

The Soul of Deeds


Hadhrat Ibn Ata Iskandari (nawarallahu marqaduhu) says,

“The deeds of the servants are the external forms
while Ikhlaas is the soul (rooh) for deeds.”

The righteous deeds of the servant, e.g. Salaat, Saum, Hajj, Zakaat, etc., devoid of ikhlaas are like a dead body without soul. Ikhlaas, i.e. the opposite of riya (show) and nafsaani desire, and their elimination from an action, is like the rooh and life. If the action is accompanied by ikhlaas, it will have life in it. On the contrary, if the action is devoid of ikhlaas and is rendered to show others or to derive personal pleasure, it will be like a lifeless body without benefit in the akhirah.

[“Ikhmaal Ash-Shiyam”, Maulana Muhammad Abdullah Gangohi]

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Filed under: 3. Ibaadah, Good Qualities

One Response

  1. Hassan says:

    The hadith of the noor is authentic.Ahmad binhanbal
    Also narreted that Ali,and
    The prophet are from the same noor.
    Hassan

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