Posted on 06/29/2012 by __socrates

RIYA. رياء
“Hypocrisy; dissimulation.” Condemned in the Qur’an. Surah ii. 266: “O ye who believe! make not your alms void by reproaches and injury, like him who spendeth his substance to be seen of men and believeth not in God, and in the Last Day, for the likeness of such an one is that of a rock with a thin soil upon it, on which rain falleth, but leaveth it hard.”
Surah iv. 41, 42: We have made ready a shameful chastisement for the unbelievers, and for those who bestow their substance in alms to be soon of men, and believe not in God and in the Last Day.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam