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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Hadith: What does Allah (swt) look for in our hearts?

Narrated by Abu Hurraira:

The Messenger of Allah (swt) said, ‘Allah (swt) does not look at your figures nor at your attire but He looks at your Hearts and accomplishments’ [Muslim]


This Hadith highlights the importance of sincerity and good intention. It is therefore, essential every noble action should be based on these two virtues, and the heart should be free from all things that destroy noble deeds. Hypocrisy, ostentation, greed for wealth, riches and other wordly things fall in the category of such evils.

Since the true condition of the heart is known to Allah (swt) alone, the true position of one’s actions will be known on the Day of Resurrection when one will be requited for them by Allah (swt). In this world, one will be treated according to his apparent condition while his insight will be left to Allah (swt)

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