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“Ad-Deen is sincerity” (الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ)


Tamim bin Aus Ad-Dari (RadiAllahu anhu) reported: The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said,

“Ad-Deen is sincerity”. We said: “For whom?”  He replied, “For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders of the Muslims and their masses”.





This Hadith stresses the importance and merits of general sincerity.


1. Sincerity for Allah:

Sincerity for Allah here means that one must have true faith in Him and He should be worshipped with full devotion and sincerity.


2. Sincerity for Qur’an:

Sincerity for the Qur’an means that one should confirm its truth with one’s full heart and mind, recite it regularly, act upon the injunctions contained in it with meticulous care and strictly avoid its misinterpretation.


3. Sincerity for Prophet:

Sincerity of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) means sincere confirmation of his Prophethood, faithful obedience of his orders and adherence to his Sunnah.


4. Sincerity for Rulers:

The goodwill of the Muslim rulers stands here for co-operating with them in their lawful orders and obedience of their such orders which are free from any trace of sin. If they deviate from the Straight Path they should be persuaded to turn to virtue. One should not revolt against them unless they commit infidelity.


5. Sincerity for Masses:

The goodwill of the Muslim masses means that one should work for the betterment of their life in this world and the Hereafter. They should be provided the right guidance, induced to perform good deeds and deterred from evils.


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