If someone made the intention to commit a sin, but did not do it, would it be recorded against him or not?
It is befitting for the student of knowledge to rectify his intention [solely for the Sake of Allaah], for indeed the loss of [a] sincere [intention] prevents the acceptance of [righteous] actions.
Some [people] infer that it is permissible to verbalise the intention [using as evidence] the Prophet’s ﷺ words “I am fasting” – when he did not find anything to eat?
Perhaps a small deed will be magnified [in its reward] by its intention, and perhaps a large deed will be diminished [in its reward] by its intention.
Sometimes I give charity with the intention it is on behalf of my mother, so if I told her about it, would it be considered as showing off?