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One complete year passed in same state but no one inclined towards him and his hopes of becoming Imaam could not materialize. At last, one day he did Muhaasba with his Nafs that 'O Nafs! You bore hunger and thirst for one year by keeping Fasts and offered Nawafil everything as a show off just for a worldly purpose. You spoiled sleep of a whole year. Had you done this only to please Allah Almighty, you should have reached some good degree this day. Alas and alack on yours this wisdom and curse be on your wrong motive'. He was about to leave the Masjid under this genuine emotion and feeling that the trustee (or custodian) of the Masjid met him on the main gate and asked him where he was going. He told him that he intends for his homeland. He asked him not leave for anywhere as just a while ago a thought came to his mind that the previous Imaam of their Masjid has expired one and half years before and since he appeared to be a virtuous person, therefore, why not this vacant post be offered to him. He further said that it would be his kindness if he accepts the honor of becoming Imaam of their Masjid. That person surprised to learn this and thought that that thing could not have been done by the hypocritical worship of one year, which had done by the virtuous thought, and the genuine intention of a moment. Then he promised with Allah Almighty that he will never offer any worship and will not undertake any action for a worldly or personal objective but will do this only for Allah's pleasure and gladness (and accreditation). Thus, henceforth, that person became of the special persons and near ones of Allah Almighty. Thus, the good intention and pure motive is the key of success for every job. Moreover,
(Saying of the Holy Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam)
The Intention of the Believer is superior to his action.
That is, if a person intends for a deed of goodness, until he accomplishes that task, he gets the Sawaab for his good intention and intent and when he has executed the task, the good intent and pure thought of heart ends. For example, a person intends to offer Hajj (Muslim Pilgrimage), then he remains always occupied by the imagination and thought of doing Tawaaf around Ka'ba and the pilgrimage on the Sacred Tomb (of the Holy Prophet Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam) and he earns Return for this pure thought and the virtuous imagination.
However, when he goes for Hajj, his good intention is concluded and reservedly, his mind becomes occupied by the thoughts of his home and homeland when he is sitting in Khana-e-Kaba as someone has said:
If you are inside Holy Ka'ba but your heart is engaged with the Outsiders,
You are in sin and Ka'ba is far away from you,
But if God is in your heart and you are in Idol-temple,
Be happy that your end will end in the good!
[Abu Saeed Abu al Khair]
Now let us tell you about other kind of Hajj of a bigger level. Many people earn Haraam and do sinful activities of many types on this hope that they will offer Hajj at the last phase of their age and will get all sins forgiven by Allah Almighty. Such people have taken the most Sacred, Sanctified, Just and True Court of Allah Almighty like a court of a cruel ruler that likes to take bribes where all problems and issues become okay when you give bribe. Thus, we see many big cruel people and capitalists of this age. Their whole life has been spent in taking bribes, adultery (and fornication), pastime and merrymaking, looting, cruelty and oppression and the abominable actions and vices of multifarious nature and they become rich after sucking the blood of the poor. Then, in order to get their previous sins forgiven or in order to get the title of Haji from the people and in order to create respect and trust for them in their late years, they board the plane with festoons of many flowers around their necks with great celebrations and take off for Hajj and feel pride in heart that they have come after getting all sins forgiven by God and have done a great deed of reward when they return to their home. However, Allah Almighty will throw this kind of Hajj on their faces like cow dung and they will instead receive Allah's violence and torment. No stuff and item of the true bazaars of the Hereafter is got by these kinds of fake coins but conversely one can get punishment and problems with such cash. Only a very pure and the perfectly wholesome action are assigned a value in the Court of that Real Exchanger.
Allah Almighty says:
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