عن بن عَبَّاسٍ قال قال رسول اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم من سَمَّعَ سَمَّعَ الله بِهِ وَمَنْ رَاءَى رَاءَى الله بِهِ

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (rta) stated that God’s Messenger (sws) said: “He who does [good] deeds to have them publicized, God will publicize his humiliation [on the Day of Judgement]. And he who shows off, God will make an example of him.”[1]

 

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ سمعت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  يقول إِنَّ أَوَّلَ الناس يُقْضَى يوم الْقِيَامَةِ عليه رَجُلٌ اسْتُشْهِدَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قال فما عَمِلْتَ فيها قال قَاتَلْتُ فِيكَ حتى اسْتُشْهِدْتُ قال كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ قَاتَلْتَ لِأَنْ يُقَالَ جَرِيءٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ على وَجْهِهِ حتى أُلْقِيَ في النَّارِ وَرَجُلٌ تَعَلَّمَ الْعِلْمَ وَعَلَّمَهُ وَقَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قال فما عَمِلْتَ فيها قال تَعَلَّمْتُ الْعِلْمَ وَعَلَّمْتُهُ وَقَرَأْتُ فِيكَ الْقُرْآنَ قال كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ تَعَلَّمْتَ الْعِلْمَ لِيُقَالَ عَالِمٌ وَقَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ لِيُقَالَ هو قَارِئٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ على وَجْهِهِ حتى أُلْقِيَ في النَّارِ وَرَجُلٌ وَسَّعَ الله عليه وَأَعْطَاهُ من أَصْنَافِ الْمَالِ كُلِّهِ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قال فما عَمِلْتَ فيها قال ما تَرَكْتُ من سَبِيلٍ تُحِبُّ أَنْ يُنْفَقَ فيها إلا أَنْفَقْتُ فيها لك قال كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ فَعَلْتَ لِيُقَالَ هو جَوَادٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ على وَجْهِهِ ثُمَّ أُلْقِيَ في النَّارِ

Abu Hurayrah (rta) reports: “I heard God’s Messenger (sws) saying: ‘The first among people whose fate shall be decided on the Day of Judgement will be a person who was martyred while fighting. He will be brought forth and the Almighty will remind him of His favours. Once the person remembers them, the Almighty will ask: “What did you do for Me?” He will reply: “I fought for You until I embraced martyrdom.” The Almighty will say: “You have told a lie; you fought so that people would acknowledge your bravery and that has [already] taken place.” The Almighty will then order for his punishment and he will be dragged by his face and thrown into Hell. And [then] the person who studied the Qur’an and taught it and [also] memorized it. He will be brought forth and the Almighty will remind him of His favours. Once the person remembers them, the Almighty will ask: “What did you do for Me?” He will reply: “I studied the Qur’an and taught it for Your sake.” The Almighty will say: “You have told a lie; you studied the Qur’an so that you could be called a scholar and memorized it so that you could be called a memorizer and that has [already] taken place.” The Almighty will then order for his punishment and he will be dragged by his face and thrown into Hell. And [then] the person who God blessed with abundance and gave him all forms of wealth. He will be brought forth and the Almighty will remind him of His favours. Once the person remembers them, the Almighty will ask: “What did you do for Me?” He will reply: “I spent [my wealth] in every way that would please You.” The Almighty will say: “You have told a lie; you did this so that you could be called generous and that has [already] taken place.” The Almighty will then order for his punishment and he will be dragged by his face and thrown into Hell.’”[2]



[1]. Ibid., vol. 4, 2289, (no. 2986).

[2]. Ibid., vol. 3, 1513, (no. 1905).