An explanation of the book of Dua from Riyaadus Saliheen.
Supplicating to Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala) is in essence an act of
Worship. Therefore, as in the case of all acts of Worship, your Prayers
to Him must be sincere! Do not associate anyone or anything with Allah
(Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala) in your Prayers! Make sure you are free of show
or the desire for reputation. The same is true in all other acts of
Do not make Hajj so that it can be of you that you made Hajj. Do not be
generous with your wealth so that it can be said of you that you are
generous. Nor fast for the reputation of someone who fasts a lot.
If you long for a reputation or the people's praise, you are nullifying