NiyYah

bismillah

Update: 4th Sept 2015 / 20 Dhul Qadah 1436

The glorious Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad صلّى الله عليه وسلّم said:

“Deeds are judged only by intentions. And everyone will only have the reward what he intended for.”

The merit of all our actions in this world, therefore, is squarely based on purity of motive.

Whatever we do,  must be to please Allah and none else!

Intention (niyyah) refers to the motivation behind the act: to draw closer to Him and attain His good pleasure and reward.

Therefore, two components must exist together:

1. An intention for the act itself and 2. An intention for the One for Whom the act is done.

This Venn diagram succinctly summaries the concept and relationship of actions-intention:

* ‘Sadaqah Jaariyah’ means the charity the rewards of which can be reaped even after one’s death!

Ponder over the following saying of Abdullah ibn Mubaaraka great Muslim scholar:

Once you set your intentions right, then you need to take effort i.e. do hard work to achieve your goal.

وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

“And that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives” Surah An-Najm 53: 39

You need to have reliance on Allah.

As Allah says in the Qur’an:

فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

“And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]” Surah Aal Imran 3:159

Along side sincere intention and effort, you also need to seek the help of Allah through Du’aa.

And this attitude must continue with consistency, InshaaAllah.

As there is no short cut to success, there is only one formula for success:

Success = Right Intention + Effort + Du’aa + Help from Allah 

May Allah make our intentions pure and sincere. May He guide us and keep us on the Right Path.

dua-at-gathering

8 thoughts on “NiyYah

  1. ASSALAM ALAIKUM,
    PLEASE AM INTERESTED IN SENDING MY SON TO AN HAFIZ SCHOOL IN DUBAI OR ANY ARABIAN COUNTRY. MY SON IS 8YRS OLD AND I PRAY BY THE TIME HE’S 10 YRS OLD I WANT TO SEND HIM TO AN HAFIZ SCHOOL TO MEMORIZE THE HOLY QURAN..
    AN LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL THAT HAVE BOARDING FACILITIES BECAUSE AM/WE ARE FROM NIGERIA.
    JASAKULLAHI AIRHA

  2. Mr. Muqit,

    Thank you for the information given in the blog.I have copied some thoughts to display in the school notice board.

Your opinion/suggestions/comments are welcome :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s