There is No Place for Trickery in Ibaadaat and Mu’aamalaat – By Imaam Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah)
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Al-Bukhaari (rahimahullaah) said: Chapter: Avoiding the Use of Tricks. And everybody will get the reward according to his intention
Narrated Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu): The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said, ‘’The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions, and every person will get the reward according to what he intended. So, whoever emigrates for Allaah and His Messenger, then his emigration will be for Allaah and His Messenger, and whoever emigrates to take a worldly benefit or for a woman to marry, then his emigration will be for what he emigrated for. [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari Number 6953]
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: There is no place for trickery in Ibaadaat (i.e. acts of worship) nor in Mu’aamalaat (i.e. mutual dealings); therefore it is obligatory to approach (or carry out) affairs through their appropriate paths (i.e. carrying out deeds without tricks or ulterior motives). [Source: Al-Hulalul Ibreeziyyah Min Ta’leeqaat Al-Baaziyyah Alaa Saheeh Al-Bukhaari Vol 4’ page 353’footnote 1. Abridged & slightly paraphrased]
We ask Allaah [The Most High] to grant us sincerity in everything we do – neither displaying a deed of righteous whilst utilising tricks and harbouring ulterior motives, nor for the sake of vying for recognition and prominence. Aameen.