Friday, April 06, 2012

Supplication against Showing Off in Worship

The following supplication is recommended for showing off in worship (riya')

The Prophet salallahu-alayhi was-salam said: “Shirk (attributing partners to Allah) is harder to detect amongst you than the crawling of an ant but I will guide you to something which if you do it Allah will remove from you the lesser shirk and the greater shirk.”

He then taught them this du`a. What is meant by the greater shirk is worshiping gods alongside Allah and lesser shirk is riya’ or showing off in acts of worship, and this du`a is a protection from both types:

الَّلهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وأَنا أَعلَمُ وأَستَغفِرُكَ لما لا أَعلَمُ

Allahumma inni a`udhu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a`lamu wa astaghfiruka lima la a`lamu translated as “O Allah I seek refuge in You from knowingly associating partners with You, and I seek Your forgiveness for that which I do not know.” (3 times in the morning and 3 times in the evening)

Please feel free to benefit and share with others.

Resource Habib Umar Bin Hafiz lessons from the Intepreter's path website

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