The most devoted and proper deed

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The most devoted and proper deed

Al-Fudhayl bin 'Ayyadh said concerning the saying of Allah (SWT)

That He (Allah) may try you as to which of you is best in deed. [Al-Mulk:2], "The best deed is that which is most devoted and most proper." The people asked, "O Aba 'Alee! How should it be most devoted and most proper?" He said, "For if the deed was devoted but was not proper it would not be accepted, and if it was proper but not devoted it would not be accepted; the devoted is to be for Allah Alone, and the proper is to be in compliance with As-Sunnah."