Results 1 to 2 of 2

Abandoning action for the sake of people

This is a discussion on Abandoning action for the sake of people within the Beliefs and Fundamentals forums, part of the Main Topics category; Assalaamu Alaikum Could someone explain this saying/quote: Al-fudayl ibn 'Iyyad said "Abandoning action for the sake of people, is to ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member Bint Mahmood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,854

    Default Abandoning action for the sake of people

    Assalaamu Alaikum

    Could someone explain this saying/quote:

    Al-fudayl ibn 'Iyyad said "Abandoning action for the sake of people, is to seek their admiration. To do an action for the sake of people is to commit [a form of] polytheism. Indeed sincerity is when God saves you from both of these states."

    Does this apply to every deed? For example what about a brother who doesn't grow his beard because of what people might think, or a sister who doesn't cover herself because of what people might think. Is that essentially a form of polytheism? Or someone who misses out a non-obligatory prayer while with people because he/she doesn't want them to think differently of him etc?

    I know that's quite a loaded question, sorry! And jazakallah khair.

    Wassalaam.

  2. #2
    Member -Hussain-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    476

    Default Re: Abandoning action for the sake of people


Similar Threads

  1. Announcement People of knowledge and action flagoftawheed.com
    By flagoftawheed in forum Events and Announcements
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd June 2009, 10:52 PM
  2. Reasons why people avoid action
    By Umm Ahmed in forum Food For The Soul
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th March 2009, 02:46 AM
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 1st June 2008, 11:07 PM
  4. Abandoning something for the sake of Allah ...
    By Mustafa al-Muhaajir in forum Food For The Soul
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th April 2008, 03:05 AM
  5. Abandoning the people of bid’ah is Waajib
    By bint_zahid in forum Da'wah and Methodology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13th January 2008, 05:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257