Nothing Hidden From Allaah about What We Really Intend & the Real Goals Behind Our Deeds!
Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَأَسِرُّوا قَوْلَكُمْ أَوِ اجْهَرُوا بِهِ ۖ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ
أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ
And whether you keep your talk secret or disclose it, verily, He is the All-Knower of what is in the breasts (of men). Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything). [67:13-14]
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:
*This is from the highest degree of affirmation (or confirmation), for indeed it has to be (the case that) the Creator knows His creatures. So if you affirm that indeed He is your Creator and the Creator of your hearts and what they contain (or all that is within the hearts), then how can (anything) be hidden from Him when (it is the case) that He created them?!
*And the statement [بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ – what is in the breasts (of men)] includes what the breasts contain of beliefs, intents, love and hate.
[Source: Badaa’i At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) page 173… Excerpted & Slightly Paraphrased]