Be prepared for the darkness, which is not to be followed by any ray of light; the scorn and shame from which there is no release; the diseases which have no cure; the death after which there is no life; and the fire which is ignited from within the depths of the heart to engulf the whole region of your spirit, as well as the realm of the body. Mahmud ibn Labid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, my greater fear for you is the lesser idolatry.” They said, “What is the lesser idolatry, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said, “It is ostentation. Where is the fear of God? (the one who shows the path of virtue is as worthy as-the doer of it) while performing this deed, its display is justified; thank God, for He has enabled you to act with a clear conscience and pure heart. You will need to follow the instructions in that message in order to gain full access to the site. If it is so, you were true to your own self. The remuneration asked by the Prophet (S) (مَوَدَّةُ ذِي القُرْبَى) —kindness for his kinsfolk—, which is not really a payment for his services, is also meant for our own benefit, being the brightest of our achievements in the next world. If one pays a little attention to one’s inner state, one may come to know the reason for this vigor. Culmination of the faith is tranquility and peace of mind. Does it overwhelm you only on the occasion of the Nights of Great Value (ليلة القدر) in front of several thousands of people? The darkness of this vice causes man to leave this world as an unbeliever in God, and the feigned faith that he had assumed proves nothing more than a senseless and empty profession; it is a form without content, a body without soul and a skull without brain; and in no way is acceptable to God. Hence, come to your senses, seek refuge in God and turn back to Him, for God Almighty is the Compassionate and always seeks for an excuse to shower His mercy. The second step on the path of riya’ is represented by those who eradicate false belief from their hearts and, through such purification, want to attain power and respect among people; they sometimes articulate their belief overtly, sometimes make a covert display of their purity. But those who fully understand this issue can appreciate the import of what I say. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in hadith: “Shall I not inform you of what I fear for you more than the Masih ad-Dajjal? The primary cause of riya' is a weakness in man. This damned creature, whenever he finds a murky heart, he makes it his resting place and tries to spoil our visible and invisible deeds, and transforms our good deeds into such as lead us directly to the hell. If your deeds are meant for God, what does this exaggerated craving mean? Demand from yourself an account of every deed. قَالَ: لا بَأْسَ! Secondly, it may be about a person who performs outwardly virtuous deeds with the intention of Riya’. Always scrutinize your secret intentions, and strictly take account of everything in the same manner as one business partner is accountable to the other. It occurs in the tradition in al-Kafi that it has been reported from Imam al-Sadiq (A) that the Prophet (S) said: ‘Indeed when the angel of God joyously takes to the higher heaven the good deeds of a man, as he carries the good deeds heavenward, God Almighty orders him to place those deeds in ‘Sijjin’, since they were not performed for Him alone.4. And if you have reached such a spiritual station that your prayers are responded and you can do something for this helpless creature of God, who has squandered his life in meaningless pursuits, devoid of any real purpose, hankering after desires and lusts, whose sins have sickened the heart to a point where no exhortation, advice, Quranic verse, or tradition of the Prophet (S), or argument or wise saying can have any effect, do pray for him; may be your prayer shall secure his deliverance. try to be worthy in the eyes of God. This is good. And those sanctified pious souls, out of the love and kindness that they possessed for the creatures of God, did never fall short of their duty, did never appeal to our meaner and baser faculties by bribing them to attract us towards heaven and felicity; they never tried to make us yield through intimidation or force. If the fear of hell and the hope of heaven force you to perform these deeds, what does this love of publicity mean? What a great responsibility they took upon themselves, and what horrible pains and troubles they underwent for the sake of our instruction, in order to deliver us from those obscurities and darknesses, that were the result of vain beliefs and compound ignorance, and the chastisements that were to befall us as a result of our bad habits and villainies. As for other individuals, the nature of vices and virtues is determined by the spiritual station to which they belong. For riya' occurs when someone lacks knowledge of His Creator, when he does not glorify Allah as should be, when the inner self seeks people's compliments and praise. At the same time, the Devil, does not lose his grip on the collars of people like you and me, who have no access to the leadership of a congregation, and who lament the absence of proper means; he makes us doubt the utility of congregations of Muslims, and makes us scorn and flout them. But if he believes in them, and for the sake of winning peoples’ hearts and for obtaining worldly honor and dignity he makes an ostentation of them, though he is not reckoned among munafiqun, this kind of hypocrisy will cause the light of faith to fade away from his heart and to make the darkness of infidelity and faithlessness to occupy the domain of his heart. In the wording of the hadith, the use of the word “by” in “actions are but by intention” refers to the fact that the acceptance and correctness of any action depends on the intention behind it. (Muslim, Kitab al-Musaqat, Bab la'ni akili al-riba wa mu'kilihi; also in Tirmidhi and Musnad Ahmad). (On the authority of the above-mentioned narrators), Yazid ibn Khalifah reports from Imam al-Sadiq (A) that he said, “Riya in any of its forms amounts to shirk, (polytheism); verily, one who works for the people, his reward lies with them, and one who works for God his reward lies with God.”1. What sort of faith you are required to possess that your heart be the object of Divine illumination, absolute rule of the Truth may prevail there? The Satan makes him perform a prolonged prostration and ruku’ and an extended prayer. And cleanse the mirror of your heart of the rust of polytheism, hypocrisy, and two-facedness. Some people of this kind will never be seen sitting in the first row. According to verses of the Qur'an, riya' in prayer is among the characteristics of hypocrites and a sign of hypocrisy. Know O Muslim brother, that the Fire will be kindled first for the people who showed-off because they took the enjoyment from the results of their actions in the life of this world. These weak creatures possess no power, and their estimation is insignificant. [Related by Ibn Majah (2604) from the hadith of Abu Sa'id al-Khudri, radiallahu 'anhu. Riya, showing-off or ostentation, is to do an act of worship to be seen or praised, and thereby desire a benefit other than Allah’s reward or nearness. 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For this reason, the Devil cannot get hold of us in the way he encroaches upon those who belong to the other states. How Does Riya’ Infiltrate The Ranks Of The Congregation? Good faculties will be considered as true merits only when the sensual self does not interfere with them, and the self does not play any role in their formation. As long as we sojourn in this narrow physical world, confined to the limits of the sequence of time and shackles of space, we cannot comprehend the infiniteness of the realm of His power, and we cannot even thank Him in our prayers and supplications for His guidance. If you ask for His forgiveness, He will readily forgive you, and will cover up your blemishes and past deeds, so that no one will be able to know about them, and He will make you a man of great distinctions, a paragon of virtues and an image of His Attributes. Abu Hurairah (RAA) narrated a hadith of the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) that clearly shows how the act of doing things for others can cause some to be enflamed on the Day of Judgment. He tries to convert them into polytheists, and for this purpose he invades the hearts of the imams through various means, such as ‘ujb (self admiration), which we shall discuss later on, and riya’, which is a display of religiosity through this significant worship for impressing the people, gaining publicity, and earning their admiration and respect; for instance, when an imam sees that a certain pious person is attending the congregational prayer, he tries to make an ostentation of his humility and devotion in order to capture his attention and win his admiration; he tries to find various ways of mentioning him in the gatherings of ‘people not present in the congregation; in order to show his importance, he drags the name of that pious man again and again and tries to inform the people about his presence as a follower in the congregational prayer; thus, he tries to create a false impression of a close association with him, especially if he belongs to the business class, and expresses such a great love and friendship for him which he never expressed even for a single moment for God or His favored servants. Do not be a traitor to yourself and do not destroy what God has entrusted to you, calling it: ﴿فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا.﴾. Even if all creatures make a joint effort to create a single mosquito, they will not be successful in doing so, and if the mosquito causes them a slight harm they will not be able to avert it if God does not will so. Riya' in worship means that one worships not for God, but intends to show off. How are they benefited by the righteous acts of poor beings like us? The hadith mainly addresses the topic of riya' (ostentation) and hidden desires. He is often rude to a pious person and behaves proudly with him in order to project himself to be more virtuous. It is narrated in a hadith that when the people are placed in the Paradise, a message from the Almighty will be given to them and its purport will be as follows: ‘From the One who is Eternal and Immortal to him who is also eternal and immortal: Whatever I desire to bring into existence I command it to be and it comes into being; from this hour it has been decreed that you also command whatever you desire to bring into existence and your wish would be obeyed.’, Therefore, do not be egocentric, and subordinate your will to the Will of God Almighty; He will then make you an instrument and manifestation of His Will. Unless the words, (لا إله إلا الله) —there is no god except God— are inscribed on the tablet of the heart with the pen of reason, man is not a true believer in the Unity of God. He is much more envious of the imam (leader) of the jama’ah (congregation) than anybody else. Thus the spiritual acts performed for the sake of somebody else, not for God, will surpass the limits of polytheism, and will enter the domain of kufr (infidelity). The Satan is not content with dragging the leader of the congregation to the hell. Kindly help us and protect us helpless beings, afflicted with the disease of vanity and the lust for power and honor, and guard us in this hazardous journey along the intricacies of the labyrinthine dark path, O the Mightiest and the Most Powerful. Abdullah ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, what I fear most for you after me is ostentation and…. • Ash Shirk-ul -Jali (Major Shirk) ~ When a person knowingly, deliberately associates partners with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … He believes in Allah and believes that Allah has got partners … Authenticity (ikhlas) is the highest stage of freedom from riya’ and is characteristic of the saints (awliya’ Allah); others do not share this quality. Those who acquire virtues and give up vices are grouped with the urafa, saints and friends of God (awliya’ Allah.) Most often the sanctimonious person himself does not know that this particular vice has penetrated his deeds and his deeds have now assumed hypocritical proportions and hence become worthless. Any other use of the hosted content, such as for financial gain, requires express approval from the copyright owners. It shall be also according to the rational dictates as well as is in conformity with the truths of revelation and tradition of the Ma’sumin (the infallibles). If again your deceptive self falls in the snares of its own guiles and succeeds in convincing you that your aim has been to make known a tenet of Shari’ah and pronouncing the word of truth, which is one of the most meritorious acts of religious devotion, and that you do not aim at demonstrating your spiritual superiority, you ought to interrogate your self by asking that if a friend of yours had solved the same religious issue in a better way and had defeated you in the gathering of those scholars and highly placed persons, even then would you have taken the same position? The common people generally attain a lower stage of it, and this does not harm their iman or ikhlas, because, generally, they have a natural inclination that their virtues be known to others. When the light of faith is stabilized, it brings with it tranquility of the heart, and this is something which does not issue from knowledge. Authentic Ahadith collection from Shah al Bukhari Hadith, Tirmizi Hadis, Sahih Muslim Hadees, Ibn e Maja Hadith and Abu Dawood Hadees It may even be said that the performer of such adulterated acts would be treated as one of the munafiqun. O, you given to riya’, who have entrusted your truthful beliefs and religious understanding to the custody of the enemy of God—the Devil, and have attributed to others what specifically belongs to God, you have exchanged those lights which would have illuminated your heart and spirit, and would have proved to be the source of your salvation and eternal bliss, which would have been responsible for being blessed with Beatific Vision and acquiring Divine nearness, with the dreadful darkness of eternal misfortunes; you have lost the other-worldly treasures, and have alienated yourself from the most sacred threshold of the Beloved, and have deprived yourself of the sight of the visage of the Most High. Unless the realm of your inner self is converted into a human state and your heart is purged of impurities and unholiness, you cannot be benefited from spiritual exercises, as God Almighty states in a hadith qudsi: لا تَسَعُنِي أَرْضِي وَلا سَمَائِي، بَلْ يَسَعُنِي قَلْبُ عَبْدِيَ المُؤْمِنُ. Because we ordinary human beings usually do not belong to the above-mentioned two states. such as compulsory formal prayer (Salâh). There are two probable interpretations of this hadith. wake up from the slumber of forgetfulness and carelessness, be aware, do not let sleep overtake your senses, and know that God Almighty has created you for His own sake, as stated in one hadith qudsi: يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ؛ خَلَقْتُ الأَشْيَاءَ لَكَ وَخَلَقْتُكَ لأَجْلِي. What motivated you to ask questions about mid-night prayers? "pledge allegiance" Searches for the whole phrase instead of individual words Wildcards e.g. If a person is very careless in performing those acts which Allâh has made obligatory on him. It is the hidden shirk. In other words, since such type of people tend to seek the physical pleasures of heaven through their actions, and they aspire to attain higher station by performing good deeds and abstaining from performing wicked ones, the Devil finds an access through this way; and he nurtures the roots of riya’ and deceit with great care, so that it may bear the fruits that are desired by him. ثُمَّ قَالَ: مَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ أَسَرَّ خَيْراً فَذَهَبَتِ الأَيَّامُ أَبَداً حَتَّى يُظْهِرَ اللهُ لَهُ خَيْراً، وَمَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ يُسِرُّ شَرّاً فَذَهَبَتِ الأَيَّامُ أَبَداً حَتَّى يُظْهِرَ اللهُ لَهُ شَرّاً. In the same way, our other activities also are interfered with by the Satan. You, a helpless creature, are branded as a mushrik, an idolater, and a sinner despite your belief in the Unity of God. In a Hadith of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, Riya has been termed as ‘Ash Shirk-ul-Khafi’. A hadith qudsi need not be a sahih (sound hadith), but may be da‘if or even mawdu‘. People vary in this disease, some seek praise from others only, some seek [the pleasure of] Allah in their deeds as … Hence, if we are sincere in our faith in God, it is in itself a favor bestowed upon us by God. No fire can consume the heart except that which is kindled in the hell. God Almighty is Sattar, He conceals the sins, but He is jealous also. Rasulullah SAW bersabda bahwa Allah SWT telah berfirman : “Ketika hari kiamat telah tiba, maka aka nada suara memanggil : dimanakah orang yang suka pamer ? The real power is to be sought in Him; He is the Absolute Cause of all causes-the Ultimate Cause. If it is undertaken for the sake of God, and you intend that people should imitate you, and you think in terms of الدَّالُّ عَلَى الخَيْرِ كَفَاعِلِهِ. Pray to God Almighty to purify our hearts of the stains of polytheism and hypocrisy, and cleanse the mirror of our hearts of the rust of the love of the world, which is the source of all vices. It … At the second step one pretends to have done away with the antitheses of piety and virtue, and behaves in such a manner as if he is free from all vices, and the aim of all this is to win the confidence of others. You ought to realize that this desire issues from the accursed and abominable tree of riya’. He created all these things for us and prepared them for us even before we came into this world. For a sick person who considers himself to be sound there is no hope of being cured. Any slightest harm cannot be caused to His Kingdom, and we cannot exclude ourselves from His reign of power either. It has been mentioned earlier that faith emerges from the depths of the heart, and in this matter mere abstract knowledge does not suffice. There is no clearer sign in the earth and in the heavens of the elegance of the Beloved than the heart of a true believer (mu’min). c. Riya’ lebih Rasullah takutkan daripada kedatangannya dajjal. And if, God forbid, any of the aristocrats loses his way and comes to pray with the congregation, it is a bigger disaster. All power belongs to the Almighty. Daftar dalil, ayat dan hadist Nabi Muhammad SAW mengenai dosa, bahaya, larangan, ancaman/azab dan hukumnya bagi orang yang melakukan transaksi riba beserta terjemahan Indonesianya. Tunjukkan amal perbuatan kalian, dan ambilah pahala-pahala kalian dari Tuhan kalian semua.” Dalam artian dari hadits di atas adalah orang yang tulus beramal dan ora… Hadith: 2-May: Jundub (R.A.) se riwayat hai ke, RasoolAllah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) ne farmaya ke: ‟Jo Shakhs Shohrat ke liye koi Kaam karega tou Allah Taala uske Aib Mash'hoor kar dega. He makes the hearts of the people a seat of love for whomsoever He likes. For instance, the acquisition of religious knowledge, is one of the important religious duties and a kind of worship; but a man busy attaining excellence in this field is liable to fall an easy prey to the vice of riya’, which seizes his heart in such a way that he himself is not aware and the same thick curtain of self-love obstructs his vision. He transforms their virtues into vices, and makes them to enter hell through the path of ritual worship. It will be the effect of the Divine wrath, issuing from His sense of Honor. مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلا وَيُحِبُّ أَنْ يَظْهَرَ لَهُ فِي النَّاسِ الخَيْرُ إِذَا لَمْ يَكُنْ صَنَعَ ذَلِكَ لِذَلِكَ. The false claims of spirituality are usually made by such people. My friend! RIBA IN HADITH A. Zurarah reports that he questioned Imam al-Baqir (A) about the status of a person who performed good deeds, which were seen by others and it made him happy. Bukhari 7152 Showing off (riya) in worship 9359 Publication : 01-12-2009 Views : 80234 en. Or such a person, with his gestures and utterances, poses himself to be a staunch follower of the true faith, and this is a more common kind of riya’ than the first one. As the domain of your existence is replete with the feelings of self-love, the lust for wealth, power and fame, and the wish for ruling over the creatures of God, your good deeds and your excellences cannot be adjudged as virtuous deeds, and your moral behavior is far away from truly religious morality. The moral excellences through which the saints of God (awliya’ Allah) acquired resemblance to Him, are being surrendered by you to others than God, and you are surrendering your heart, the seat of God, to His enemy, thus committing shirk (polytheism) in the heart of your hearts. Alim provides the opportunity to learn Quran, Hadith translation (Abu-Dawood, An-Nawawi, Al-Muwatta, Al-Qudsi, Al-Tirmidhi, Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim) online and Islamic history. This is a warning for us to be cautious lest, God forbid, we do something to incur the wrath of the King of kings and the Most Merciful of the merciful: We conclude this section with a tradition reported from the commander of the pious, Amir al-mu’minin (A), recorded in al-Kafi. But know, that God Almighty is not in need of you or me or any other creature, and He has no need of our service and sincerity. From here, the Satan then steals into other rows to allure other people on account of his awkward gestures and funny behavior a devotee becomes the target of jeer and sneer of others, who consider themselves to be free from all sort of faults. Therefore, your hypocrisy and deceit, if it is meant for attracting the attention of His servants and for earning respect and popularity among them, know that it cannot bear any fruits, for this is totally beyond your powers, and it belongs to the jurisdiction of His power. When they will open their eyes in the court of the Most High on the Day of Judgment, they will come to know that they are not only among the sinners, perpetrators of major sins, but even worse than infidels and idolaters, and their record of deeds even darker than theirs. This feeling is also similar to the first, or even worse than that; as the vice of jealousy spreads its tentacles in the hearts of such people, who do not enjoy the bounties of this world; the Devil deprives them of the glories of the other world too, and they are condemned to suffer in both the worlds. It is rare for riya’ to occur in obligatory duties themselves; more often it relates to their mode of performance and to acts which are mustahabb or supererogatory. But the same trait is considered to be a shortcoming in the case of a wali or ‘arif bi-Allah, as for them it amounts to nifaq or shirk. He infiltrates the ranks of the worshippers also. The narrator of the tradition, Jarrah al-Mada’ini, reports from Imam al-Sadiq (A) that he asked the Imam about the words of the Almighty that ‘whosoever is desirous of meeting his Creator, he should perform virtuous deeds and should not ascribe any partner to God in his worship,’ seeking an explanation. Try to win the hearts of the creatures by first pleasing the real owner of the hearts, so that He comes to your rescue. Even if it has some benefit, it is insignificant and short-lived. It is possible that this love of the world may lead you to hypocrisy, and God forbid, it may convert you into a polytheist or a hypocrite or an unbeliever. This weakness in iman causes a person to ignore the blessings and rewards of the Hereafter, and increases a person's desire for fame and prestige in this world.