Remedy of pride and Riya'

Q 13: When I do a good deed, I find a devilish insinuation for fame and being praised by people. However, I remember Allah quickly and seek refuge with Him from Riya' (showing-off) until this insinuation goes away. Does Allah hold me accountable for such involuntary insinuations? Is this due to lack of Iman (faith)? What shall I do?


A: If the case is as you have mentioned; that you have insinuations, dismiss them as soon as possible, and seek refuge with Allah from them and from the evil of Satan, we hope that Allah (Part No. 2; Page No. 199) forgives you, has mercy upon you, grants us all sincerity in words, and protect us from the deception and whispers of Satan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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