He looks at your deeds only…

From Abū Hurayrah ‘Abdur-Rahmān ibn Sakhr, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said: The Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace, said:
«Indeed, Allaah looks not to your bodies, nor to your faces, rather He looks to your hearts [and deeds].»(1)

Shaykh al-`Uthaymīn comments:(2)
Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, does not look to the slaves and their bodies, and whether they are large or small in stature, nor whether they stand in good health or illness. He does not look to their faces, and whether or not they are beautiful or hideous. All of these affairs are of [absolutely] no significance to Allaah. Similarly, He does not look towards their lineage nor ancestry, and whether or not they are of nobility or ignobility, nor does He look towards their wealth. He does not look towards any of these affairs at all.
There lies no connection between Allaah and His creation except through at-taqwā (righteousness). Whomever possesses more taqwā of Allaah, is nearer to Him, and thus most honorable with Him, so do not take pride in your wealth, nor in your beauty, nor in your body, nor in your children, nor in your palaces, nor in your cars, nor in any worldly matter. Indeed, if Allaah granted you success in attaining at-taqwā, it is from the His Grace upon you, so praise Allaah.

(1) Related by Muslim, no. 2564.
(2) Shaykh Saalih al-`Uthaymīn, Sharh Riyād as-Sālihīn, 1/61 [Dār al-Watan].
Translated by Umm Sufyaan Faatimah

via Talibatul ‘ilm

…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth


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