Date :Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Time : 10:28 |ID: 200953 | Print

What is the connection between ‘Shirk’ and ‘Riya’?

SHAFAQNA – Shaddad ibn Aws narrated: One day I saw the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who was crying, and asked him: Why are you crying? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: I fear from Shirk by my Ummah (Islamic nation) and that is why I am crying for. Beware that, (in here) Shirk (idolatry, polytheism) does not mean worshipping idols or to become the sun-worshipper, no; they will not worship the idols or the sun or the moon, or the stone, but they carry out their deeds with Riya (showing off, pretending) [1].

[1] Al-Mahajatal Baidha, Vol. 6, Page 141; Warram Collection, Vol. 2, page 233; Sharh Nahjul Balalghah, Ibn Abil Hadeed, Vol. 2, Page 179.

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