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To do good is good indeed

knowing the reason behind is the hour’s need


To check intentions is what’s important

As there’s an evil lurking, strong and potent


The love of fame makes it easy

For it to enter your heart freely


Taking away from the task assigned

It can lead astray mankind


Deprivation is what one has to face

When riyaa takes in heart a place


Food for Thought:

Riya (showing off), which has been considered as minor shirk, is something we often tend to overlook in life. But, this is what can deprive us of all the ajr we may get out of a good deed. Beware of it and check your intentions each time you intend to do good! Keep reminding yourself of the sole purpose in life i.e. to please Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) by doing whatever pleases Him (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) in ways He (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) has made known to us.