Intention when carrying out Sunnat actions

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Q: When performing a sunnah act, does one have to intend to do that act solely because it is sunnah. For example, if one decided to eat less, to follow the sunnah but also hoping to loose weight, is this wrong?


A: It is not wrong.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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