Devotion and Conceit

Peace, one and all…

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Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (may God sanctify his noble soul) is reported to have said:

‘Every sin that begins in fear and ends in repentance brings God’s servant to Him.  Every devotion that begins in faith and ends in conceit drives God’s servant away from Him.  To be devout with conceit is to sin, and to sin with repentance is to be devout’

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2 thoughts on “Devotion and Conceit

  1. Peace, Abdur. That is profound. I think perhaps every sin begins in fear, no matter whether that fear is dressed up as greed, hatred, selfishness or even laziness.

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