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Beware of Khushoo’ of hypocrisy

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Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yaman- Allah be pleased with him- used to say: “Beware of Khushoo’ (humility and devotion in prayer) of hypocrisy.” He was asked, “What is Khushoo’ of hypocrisy?” He said, “When the body shows Khushoo’ but there is no Khushoo’ in the heart.”

Fudayl Ibn ‘Ayad – Rahimahullah- said, “It was disliked for a man to show more Khushoo’ than he had in his heart.” One of them saw a man showing Khushoo’ in his shoulders and body and said, “O so and so, Khushoo’ is here” — and he pointed to his chest, “and not here” and he pointed to his shoulders.

[Al-Madarij]

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October 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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