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Allah, the Almighty, says in Quran:

فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُوا لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلاً صَالِحاً وَلا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَداً ۔

Whoever hopes to meet his Lord, let him do good deeds and join no other deity in the worship of his Lord. (Al Kahf 18:110)

It is apparent from this verse that the person who worships his Lord but also want to display his worship to people so that he develops a reputation of being pious, is making a deity with the One God. (S)he has included the creatures of God in His worship.

دور جدید میں دعوت دین کا طریق کار۔ یہ تحریر دعوت دین کی اہمیت، دین کا کام کرنے والوں کی شخصیت، دعوت دین کی منصوبہ بندی اور دعوتی پیغام کی تیاری کے عملی طریق ہائے کار کی وضاحت کرتی ہے۔ ان افراد کے لئے مفید جو کہ دعوت دین میں دلچسپی رکھتے ہوں۔

Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ واٰلہ وسلم) described the condition of three persons who will be brought in the court of Allah. God will ask, “What you have done for me?” He will reply, “I have been killed for your sake.” Allah will say, “You are a liar. You struggled to achieve a reputation of a brave man.  You have achieved it. So take this person to the hell.” A person who spends his money for the purpose of showing off and one who recites the Quran for being deemed honorable in his society will be treated in a similar manner.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.  Francois De La Rochefocauld

The practice of religious scholars to seek a good reputation by showing their good deeds is the most dangerous form of ostentation. It is the worst in misleading people because they consider it essential to show their knowledge. They try to find opportunities to conduct a debate on issues. As a result of that, they try to divert their audience from the real requirements of the religion. Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ واٰلہ وسلم) said, “I am not conscious about anything more than the minor form of polytheism.” People asked, “What is this minor form of polytheism?” He replied, “Showing one’s deeds to get admiration.” (Musnad Ahmed)

Ali (رضی اللہ عنہ) said, “An ostentatious person has three symptoms: When he is alone, he will be lazy in doing good deeds; When he finds that people are looking at him, he becomes happy; When they admire him, he does more good deeds and when they criticize him, he stops that.”

 (This article is adopted from the “Mi’yar ul Ulema” of Akbar Shah Khan Najeebabadi, Translated by Mubashir Nazir)

We should not start finding these symptoms in other people. We should only analyze our own personality that whether we have these symptoms or not. Mubashir

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Unit 1: Relation with God & His Prophets

In the name of God, the most Beneficent, the Eternally Merciful     |     The Treasure’s Map     |     The Month of Ramadan: What to achieve?     |     The Prophet’s Love     |     The Basic Premise of the Religion     |     Who is like You?     |     Pure Monotheism I     |     Pure Monotheism II     |     Who deserves the Paradise?

Unit 2: Elimination of our Negative Personality

How to get rid of Poverty?     |     The Report of Transparency International and a Hadith     |     Justification or Admitting One’s Fault     |     Artificial Colors of Glamour     |     Religious People & Ostentation      |     Character of Ancient Religious Leaders at Jerusalem     |     Attachment to a Group is irrelevant for Success     |     Successful Life     |     The Revolution Occurred!     |     Form & Spirit     |     Jealousy & Modern Testing Techniques     |     How to overcome Procrastination?     |     The Difference between an Extremist & a Moderate Person

Unit 3: Development of our Positive Personality

The Quranic Strategy for Personality Development     |     How to get rid of Poverty?     |     Character builds the Nation     |     The Sermon of Mount     |     Success: What is it?     |     Success Secrets     |     A Positive Attitude affirms the Life     |     Road Block     |     Thinking after Writing!     |     Trust is Golden     |     Getting off to a good start     |     The Lesson of Arnold Schwarzenegger     |     Unlocking the Gates to Success     |     Admitting One’s Fault     |     Top 10 Qualities of Excellence

Unit 4: Relationship with Human Beings

Backbiting     |     Suspicion     |     Defamation     |     Examining Others with Suspicion     |     Are you killing your family?

Unit 5: Our Responsibility, Vision & Mission

The Love of Prophet Muhammad with Knowledge     |     Traditional Mentality     |     Strange Similarities between Christian & Muslim Histories     |     The Relationship of Revelation & Intellect (Part I)     |     The Relationship of Revelation & Intellect (Part II)     |     The Problem of Aurengzeb Alamgir

 

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