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.