How can I make my deeds sincerely for Allah?One of the hardest things in today’s day and age of social media and publicity is trying to be sincere. So often our good deeds are out and about in full public display, we begin to worry whether or not our deeds are accepted. So for this reason – we should try to do a secret good deed every single day. That no one knows about except you and Allah. Don’t go posting it on Facebook once you’re done either. Just keep it completely secret between you and Allah alone. It could be a charity you’ve given, a prayer you’ve made at home or even the Thikr you do in your own private time. Just make sure no one’s around and the deed is purely for Allah. Not only will hiding your deeds protect you from showing off – but it’s one of the best ways to achieve sincerity. As Allah says in the Quran:
In fact, we should do our good deeds, like giving charity, in such a way that our left hand won’t know what our right hand has given. Abu Hurayrah reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
قُلْ إِنِّي أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَSay “I was commanded to worship Allah being sincere to Him in the religion.” Quran 39:11
“Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give protection with His Shade (of the Throne) on the Day when there will be no shade except His Shade (i.e., on the Day of Resurrection), and they are: A just ruler; a youth who grew up with the worship of Allah; a person whose heart is attached to the mosque; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom a beautiful and high ranking woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a person who gives a charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand might not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up.” (Bukhari and Muslim)So hide your deeds and strive for sincerity to #ReviveRamadan.