What is the basis of worship of God?

 Sincerity (Ikhlas) is the base of worship (Ibadah) and its truth and reality. Ikhlas is the spirit of devotion and servitude. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said:

What is the basis of worship of God?

Allah (SWT) will not look at your wealth and faces; rather God will look at your hearts and deeds [1]. It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Intention (Niyyah) is superior to deed. Beware that Niyyah is the truth and reality of the deed (act) [2]. Therefore, sincerity (Ikhlas) cleanses intention (Niyyah) from polytheism (Shirk) and hypocrisy (Ria).

[1] Mizanul Hekmah, Vol. 3, Page 2601.

[2] Osul Kafi, Vol. 2, Page 16.

Source: en.shafaqna.com

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