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I really have a desire to create Islamic videos on YouTube online. Much like some you might know, i.e. TDR, SIKM4N, TheMercifulServant, SoldierofAllah2...

I want to dothis to remind the believers (or do I really?) and for the pleaure of Allah ofcourse... However, there is something holding me back, I feel, I really do, that my intention is not pure and that if I do it I will not enter Jannah. I feel though even when I want to please Allah ofc, in a way ego and arrogance gets involved and instead the pleasure of the people gets in, and that I am only doing it to get suscribers lol etc. etc.

What do you think brothers & sisters?

asked 10 justheretoask's gravatar image

AssalamuAlaikum brother.

It seems to me after having seen a number of questions that the shaytan and his devilish offsprings repeat the same tricks over and over again with different people.

Please take your time and read these following questions:

  1. http://www.islamqa.com/en/22293 He has stopped advising people for fear of showing off
  2. http://www.islamqa.com/en/67617 Refraining From Doing Good Deeds for Fear of Showing Off
  3. http://www.islamqa.com/en/45872 The Shaytaan whispers to him that he is showing off so that he will give up doing acts of worship
  4. http://www.islamqa.com/en/21880 We should not stop doing what is prescribed for fear of showing off

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

When a person thinks of doing a good deed, the Shaytaan comes and whispers to him: “You want to do that to show off and have a good reputation,” so he backs off from doing that good deed. How can we avoid this?

He replied:

That can be avoided by seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, and going ahead with the good deed. You should not pay attention to this waswaas (whisper from the Shaytaan) that puts you off doing good. If you turn away from this and seek refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, the problem will disappear, by Allaah’s leave.

Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, question no. 277

Remember brother to purify your intentions continually and do this deed.

I really encourage you to make these videos which should propagate correct and proper Islamic knowledge. Please do them and seek Allah's pleasure in them.

Dont let the shaitan trap you with this same trap he has put on so many people.

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JazakAllah brother

You are right, the shaytaan does use tricks and is doing this but you see, I have recognised that I have qibr and arrogance and I am trying to kill this and cure, plus I need to purify my intentions before I do this. InshaAllah, pray for me brother so I could use my sparetime for good and start doing this, pray to Allah to remove my ego and pride and for me to purify my intentions.

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