Thoughts of showing off

Q: If you get thoughts, urges or daydream about showing off your worship to other people so they will praise you but you don't act on the thoughts or urges, would you be still a sinful? Basically they are just thoughts, desires and urges of showing off in your heart but you don't physically show off.

If you get thoughts or daydream or images in your mind of shirk and kufr but never act on them physically, they are just in your mind, would you come out of Islam or become a disbeliever? 

A: Don't pay attention to the thoughts. Ask Allah Ta`ala's forgiveness and protection.

As above.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)