Abu Darda on Hypocrisy: Beware of the hypocrisy of reverence and humility

Muhammad ibn Sa’d reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Seek refuge in Allah from the reverence of hypocrisy.” It was said, “What is the reverence of hypocrisy?” Abu Darda said, “It is that you see the body in reverence, but the heart is not reverent.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6474

عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ ، قَالَ اسْتَعِيذُوا بِاللَّهِ مِنْ خُشُوعِ النِّفَاقِ قِيلَ لَهُ وَمَا خُشُوعُ النِّفَاقِ قَالَ أَنْ تَرَى الْجَسَدَ خَاشِعًا وَالْقَلْبَ لَيْسَ بِخَاشِعٍ

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