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Practicing What You Preach

 

Believers encourage others to live a life of which God approves and help them improve themselves. They advise them to win God's good pleasure, whereas insincere and hypocritical people do so with profit in mind. They do not seek to serve God's religion with what they do, but pursue worthless or evil aims like status, reputation, admiration, or respectability. Such insincere people are warned in the Qur'an, as follows:

Do you order people to devoutness and forget yourselves, when you recite the Book? Will you not use your intellect? (Qur'an, 2:44) The Bible severely reprimands people who claim to follow Moses (pbuh) but do not abide by the morality he taught: ... they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. (Matthew, 23:3-4)

Adapted from: "A Call for Unity" by: "Harun Yahya"

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