Essence of the intention

Intention, which is an Arabic word, means “a determination to act in a certain way; what one intends to do”.1 It also means “decision of the heart to do something and knowing without thinking why that thing is done”.2 Intention is such a thing that if an action lacks intention, this will prevent it from obtaining the expected results. For instance, if a person stays hungry from pre-dawn until evening without the intention [of fasting for Allah], he will end up suffering from hunger for nothing. So the intention is…

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Intention

Our Prophet said, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions.” 1 Imam Bediuzzaman explained the matter of intention as follows: “This matter of intention is the result of my 40-year life. Yes, the intention has got such a quality that it becomes an elixir and yeast that transforms the habits and behaviours into worship. It is also a spirit that revives the lifeless situations and makes them lively worships. And it has also got such a quality that it transforms the sins into good deeds (worship) and the good…

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