Wanting to be Known

Ibn Taymiyah (rh) quotes Abu Dawud that those who want to be known by everyone have a disease of the heart known shahwa khafiyya; a hidden desire.

Bishr bin Haarith mentioned that the one who wants to be famous will not taste the sweetness of the Aakhirah.

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Fame and Wanting to be Known

Some of the people of the past mentioned that a slave is not being sincere when he desires fame and wants to be known.

The people of the past would write to each other and warn each other about wanting to be known!

It’s very sad to see people feeling happy when they are remembered by others and feeling happiness in their heart when they know people know of them! This is from the diseases of the heart and what a great many they are!