Correcting one’s intention
Q: A person does an act of Sadaqah-E-Jariah with a corrupted intention. Maybe contributing to a Masjid, distributing a Deeni kitaab etc. Perhaps the intention was one of pride and show.
- Does the magnitude of the person’s sin and disobedience in the sight of Allah Ta’ala continue to multiply and grow as people use/take benefit from the action he has done? Then, the same person later on realizes his error of having a corrupted intention and accordingly makes taubah.
- If his taubah is accepted by Allah Ta’ala, could he now start receiving reward for his initial action?
- He needs to correct his intention. The sin will be wiped away.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.