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Dual Motive Or Dual Intention Or Dual Niyyat

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Salam

 

I want to know if having more than one motive/Niyyat can be counted as good and for the sake of Allah.

 

For example: Let's say I help a poor person by giving him some money, I have 3 motives behind doing this,

1. because I think God will increase my wealth if I give charity

 

2. Because God will be pleased with me if I give money this poor person and

 

3. because I feel it is a good act, therefore I am obliged to do it for the sake of its goodness.

 

What is the status of having such motives? 

 

I know that we are supposed to do everything for the sake of God, and I accept that but sometimes it is impossible for me to restrict my thoughts to 1 motive.

 

For example: I see a poor person, immediately I think God will be pleased with me if I help him, and so as I approach to help this person , in the mean time, different motives/thoughts appear in my mind which seem selfish and contractual e.g. God will reward me for this.

 

Or I see a poor person and I feel sad for him because of his poverty and I help him because he is poor and I can help him, so I help him because he is poor and I do this good act only for the sake of its goodness, but then I remember God later on and remember that he is also pleased with me for such an act. Would such a Niyyat/intention/motive be counted as a righteous and "for God" type of Niyyat?

 

I hope you understand what I am trying to say, I am not good at explaining my thoughts.

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Salam

 

I want to know if having more than one motive/Niyyat can be counted as good and for the sake of Allah.

 

For example: Let's say I help a poor person by giving him some money, I have 3 motives behind doing this,

1. because I think God will increase my wealth if I give charity

 

2. Because God will be pleased with me if I give money this poor person and

 

3. because I feel it is a good act, therefore I am obliged to do it for the sake of its goodness.

 

What is the status of having such motives? 

 

I know that we are supposed to do everything for the sake of God, and I accept that but sometimes it is impossible for me to restrict my thoughts to 1 motive.

 

For example: I see a poor person, immediately I think God will be pleased with me if I help him, and so as I approach to help this person , in the mean time, different motives/thoughts appear in my mind which seem selfish and contractual e.g. God will reward me for this.

 

Or I see a poor person and I feel sad for him because of his poverty and I help him because he is poor and I can help him, so I help him because he is poor and I do this good act only for the sake of its goodness, but then I remember God later on and remember that he is also pleased with me for such an act. Would such a Niyyat/intention/motive be counted as a righteous and "for God" type of Niyyat?

 

I hope you understand what I am trying to say, I am not good at explaining my thoughts.

 

Bismillah.

 

Salaam bro.

 

There is nothing wrong in above-mentioned intentions except that triple intention is in the lowest level of Ikhlaas but all are good and could be considered in the mind while doing that nice deed.

 

With Duas.

 

Narsis.

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