07 September 2014

The Shaytaan whispers to him that he is showing off so that he will give up doing acts of worship

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

When a person thinks of doing a good deed, the Shaytaan comes and whispers to him: You want to do that to show off and have a good reputation, so he backs off from doing that good deed. How can we avoid this?

He replied:

That can be avoided by seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, and going ahead with the good deed. You should not pay attention to this waswaas (whisper from the Shaytaan) that puts you off doing good. If you turn away from this and seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, the problem will disappear, by Allah’s leave.

Ref.: Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, question no. 277

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Extravagance in our weddings where money is wasted, trends are set for people to follow, 
those who cannot meet the set standards borrow money and live in debt for a long time to come, 
food is wasted, only the rich & famous are invited, people are inappropriately dressed, 
people try to outdo one another's functions etc. 
are all actions that can significantly reduce the blessings in our marriages.
It is important for us to bear in mind the simplicity of such a function, 
the invitation of poor and needy, the fulfillment of whatever pleases Allah & the abstention from whatever displeases Him. 
Then we see the blessings in our marriages by the Will of Almighty.
Extravagance & wastefulness in any sphere of life is wrong.

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