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Riya’a (Part 6) – 1st April 2012

How Can You Fight the Riya’a?

1- Gaining Knowledge

  • about Allah (His Names and Attributes.)
  • about yourself.
  • about the reality of the people.

2- Jihad (Self Struggle)

Riya’a is an affliction that comes to everyone. You would be wrong if you think you are free from Riya’a. The Prophet (salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) feared Riya’a for his companions, who were perfect in their faith. He feared for them the Riya’a more than the anti-christ (Dajjal.)

This fact should make you strive hard against Riya’a. When the thought of Riya’a passes your mind, repel it by reminding yourself about Allah (and what you know of His Names and Attributes) and remind yourself about the reality of people.

3- Good Companions

Another thing which will help you fight the Riya’a is having good companions. Read the rest of this entry