Protect Ikhlaas

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Dr. Abdur Rahman Al Sumait

1947-2013 MBBS from the University of Bagdad. Diploma in Tropical Diseases from University of Liverpool. PG in Internal Medicine and diseases of the digestive system from McGill University Montreal Canada, 1974-78. Research in Liver Cancer Kings College Hospital London, 1979-80.

Malawi (Nyasaland) Direct Aid.

Housing 9500 orphans, 95,000 student scholarships, 864 schools, 4 universities, 9500 wells, 5700 Masajid, 102 Islamic Centres, distributed 50 million Qur’an, 5 million reverts. Work in 29 African countries.

Seeking fame (Protecting Ikhlaas)

At-Tirmidhi (2376) narrated – and classed it as saheeh – that Ka‘b ibn Maalik (رضي الله عنه) said: Rasoolullahﷺ said: “Two hungry wolves sent against a flock of sheep cannot cause more damage to them than a man’s eagerness for wealth and prominence causes to his religious commitment.”

Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

Rasoolullahﷺ explained that the damage that eagerness for wealth and prominence causes to one’s religious commitment is no less than the damage that two hungry wolves would cause in a sheep pen, and this is quite obvious. If there is sound religious commitment, there cannot be this eagerness, because once the heart tastes the sweetness of servitude to Allah and love of Him, then there will be nothing dearer to the individual than that, and he will give it precedence over other things. In that way, Allah diverts evil deeds and shameful acts from those who are sincere to Allah alone.

End quote from Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa (10/215)