What is that to us?
How do we define it in our own words?
Is it just a word that really comes from the bottom of our heart?
Or is it just a word that hangs out from our mouth that has been running on auto pilot?
Are we doing it for the sake of Allah?
Or just to please society?
Or is it because everyone is doing it?
How does it matter to us?
Have we ever thought of that before?
How often do we think of this when it comes to accomplish a task?
All these while I only knew “Sincerity” by the word itself and not the clarification of the word. While browsing through web yesterday, I came across a lot of real definitions of sincerity in Islam, and they all seep deeply down in me.
“Ikhlas(Sincerity) means purging actions of all impurities”-Unknown .The impurities as in having the desire to please others. As for another definitions quoted as the following ,
“Sincerity is like an ant on a black rock in the darkest night. It exist but very difficult to see.”-Husni Adnan.
Islamically, to my perspective, sincerity should have come from the inside. Your actions, intentions & perseverance are between you and God. AND it SHOULDN’T be divulged to the public. You should not desire anyone to praise you for it except God Almighty. In other words, it must be only visible to the eyes of Allah S.W.T(Glorified and Exalted be He) and not His servants.
Wallahu a’lam (And Allah knows best.)
“O Allah! Purify my heart from hypocrisy and my deeds for Ria(show-off) and my tongue from lying and my eyes from treachery. For indeed only you know the treachery of the eyes and what lays hidden in the breasts” - Al-Bayhaqi [Manoon]