al-Ikhlaas - Sincerity
You must be sincere for Allah's sake. Allah says,
"They have been ordered to submit to Allah exclusively sincerely for his sake." al-Qur’an, Surah al-Bayyinah, 98: 5
“for, behold, it is We who have bestowed this revela¬tion upon thee from on high, setting forth the truth: so worship Him, sincere in your faith in Him alone! Is it not to Allah alone that all sincere faith is due? And yet, they who take for their protectors aught beside Him [are wont to say], “We worship them for no other reason than that they bring us nearer to Allah.” Behold, Allah will judge between them [on Resur-rection Day] with regard to all wherein they differ [from the truth]: for, verily, Allah does not grace with His guidance anyone who is bent on lying [to himself and is] stubbornly ingrate!” al-Qur’an, Surah al-Zumar 39:2-3
“To target to please Allah (swt) exclusively in any matter of obedience.”
What does the term al-Ikhlaas mean?
- Favouring others
- Verification of news