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Thought-Provoking Quotes: Importance & Purity of Intentions

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين


It is reported that Zayd al Yamy (R) said,

“I would always like to observe good intention in every deed, even eating and drinking.”


It is reported that Yahya ibn Abi Kathir (R) said,

“Keep having good intentions, for they are higher than undertaking good deeds.”


It is reported that Yusuf ibn Asbat (R) has said,

“Keeping one’s intention always good is more difficult for doers of good  deeds than perseverance in a good course!”


It was asked of Nafi’ bin Jubayr (R), “Won’t you attend the funeral?”

He replied, “Stay as you are until I revive my intention.”

Then he thought for a while and said, “Go on!”


It is reported that ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak (R) has said,

“A small deed may be great because of the intention behind it;

and a great deed may be insignificant due to the intention behind it.”


It is reported that Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (R) has said,

“What Allah swt wants from you is your intention and will.”


A knowledgeable scholar (R) once said,

“They are superior to each other by virtue of their intentions,

not by virtue of performing prayer and observing fasting.”


(may Allah swt be pleased with them all, ameen)

[Collected from Ibn Rajab(R)’s Jami’ al ‘Uloom wal Hikam, pp.13 of the English translation]

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