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Verily Allah does not accept a deed that is performed with even an atom

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  إنّ المَلَكَ لَيَصعَدُ بعَملِ العَبدِ مُبتَهِجاً بهِ ، فإذا صَعِدَ بحَسَناتِهِ يقولُ اللَّهُ عزّوجلّ : اجعَلُوها في سِجِّينٍ إنّهُ لَيسَ إيّايَ أرادَ بِها . الكافي : 2 / 295 / 7 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Verily the angel [charged with man's deeds] rises up with man's good deeds, delighted on account of them, but as he is lifting up his good deeds, Allah tells him, 'Go and place them in the Sijjin  , as he did not perform these deeds for Me.' al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 295, no. 7

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  ويلٌ للذينَ يَجتَلِبُونَ الدنيا بالدِّينِ ، يَلبَسُونَ للناسِ جُلودَ الضَّأنِ مِن لِينِ ألسِنَتِهِم ، كلامُهُم أحلى‏ مِن العَسَلِ وقُلوبُهُم قُلوبُ الذِئابِ ، يقولُ اللَّهُ تعالى‏ : أبي يَغتَرُّونَ ؟! أعلام الدين : 295 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Woe betide those who trade their religion for the life of this world - in front of people they are soft-spoken and their words are sweeter than honey, but they are wolves in sheep's clothing  , and Allah says regarding them, 'Are they too hopeful in me [while doing nothing]?' Alam al-Din, no. 295

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  يقولُ اللَّهُ سبحانَهُ : إنّي أغنَى الشُّرَكاءِ فَمَن عَمِلَ عَمَلاً ثُمّ أشرَكَ فيهِ غَيرِي فأنا مِنهُ بَرِي‏ءٌ ، وهو لِلَّذِي أشرَكَ بهِ دُوني . عدّة الداعي : 203 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Allah, glory be to Him, says, 'I am the most self-sufficient and richest of partners, for whoever performs a deed for Me as well as for someone else alongside Me, [know that] I am free from need of his action and I leave it for the one that he associated with Me.' Uddat al-Dai, p. 203

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  إنّ المُرائيَ يُنادى‏ يَومَ القِيامَةِ : يا فاجِرُ ! يا غادِرُ ! يا مُرائي ! ضَلَّ عَمَلُكَ ، وبَطَلَ أجرُكَ ، اذهَبْ فَخُذْ أجرَكَ مِمَّن كُنتَ تَعمَلُ لَهُ . منية المريد : 318 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'The show-off will be called on the Day of Resurrection: O shameless liar! O treacherous one! O show-off! Your deeds are lost, and the reward for your deeds is lost. Go and get your reward from those you intended to please by your actions.' Munyat al-Murid, p. 318

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  إنّ اللَّهَ لا يَقبَلُ عَملاً فيهِ مِثقالُ ذَرَّةٍ مِن رياءٍ . تنبيه الخواطر : 1 / 187 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Verily Allah does not accept a deed that is performed with even an atom's weight of showing off in it.' Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, p. 187

رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله :  السِّرُّ أفضَلُ مِن العَلانِيَةِ، والعلانِيَةُ لِمَن أرادَ الاقتِداءَ . كنز العمّال : 5273 .

 The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Performing actions in secret is better than performing them publicly, except for the one who wishes to set an example.' Kanz al-Ummal, no. 5273