Acts of worship are not accepted unless they are accompanied by sound creed. The sound creed is the basis and foundation for the acceptance of one’s acts of worship.  In the absence of sound creed all acts of worship will be scattered floating particles of dust. Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَنْ أَرَادَ الْآَخِرَةَ وَسَعَى لَهَا سَعْيَهَا وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُولَئِكَ كَانَ سَعْيُهُمْ مَشْكُورًا

”And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it, with the necessary effort due for it (i.e. do righteous deeds of Allaah’s Obedience) while he is a believer (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), then such are the ones whose striving shall be appreciated, thanked and rewarded (by Allah).” [Soorah Al-Israa: Ayah: 19]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِالْإِيمَانِ فَقَدْ حَبِطَ عَمَلُهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآَخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

”And whosoever disbelieves in the Oneness of Allah and in (one or all the other Articles of Faith [i.e. His (Allah’s), Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.”[Soorah Al-Maa-idah: Ayah: 5]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا مَنَعَهُمْ أَنْ تُقْبَلَ مِنْهُمْ نَفَقَاتُهُمْ إِلَّا أَنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّهِ وَبِرَسُولِهِ

”And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad)….” [Soorah At-Tawbah: Ayah: 54]

Spending in the path of Allaah (The Most High) cannot be accepted (by Allaah), except when accompanied by the sound creed (i.e. creed free from major disbelief, polytheism, because all these affairs nullifies good deeds).

[Source: Madkhal Lidiraasah Al-Aqeedah Al-Islaamiyyah of Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr: lesson 1]

Al-Markaz As-Salafi



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