Actions Are But By Intentions

Islamic Quotes About Intentions from An-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith

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‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (ra) who said that Allah’s Messenger (saw) said:

“Actions are but by intentions and there is for every person only that which he intended. So he whose migration was for Allah and His Messenger, then his migration was for Allah and His Messenger, and he whose migration was to attain some worldly goal or to take a woman in marriage, then his migration was for that which he migrated.”

[Reported by al-Bukhari (English Translation Volume 1 Page 1 No. 1) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. Vol. 3, page 1056, no. 4692)]