“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.” A friend wrote in a Facebook post. It seems somewhat farfetched, but it kind of captures the extremity of the consequences if you let riya and approval addiction enter your heart.

The more you let them control your mood, the more you suffer when you’re deprived of them, till you let your life and death depend on it. [click to read on]

First published by About Islam.