The game of fame will put your name to shame.

Taking that way will leave yourself to blame.

Running for fame will distort your belief,

No one else will want to share your grief.

With fame comes an arrogant and big head,

All the praises will become your daily bread.

But if you eat too much you will fall sick,

Itís the same with fame; but even more quick.

And when the disease spreads into your soul,

Thatís when you know the devil has reached his goal.

You lose control and are then led by greed.

In front of your eyes, youíll see your faith bleed.

The bleeding wonít stop and your faith will die.

It wonít come back, no matter how much you cry.

But you wonít care; it will be of your past,

Cuz now your famous and the game is fast.

And when the time comes for you to face death,

Youíll be breathing your own name till your last breath.

Youíll forget that you were also made from clay

And the horror will be yours on judgment day.

2nd February 2004



The Prophet Muhammad (Sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said, "Whoever makes his action published to the people, Allah will convey it to the ears of His creation and He will disgrace and humiliate him."

Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr (Radi Allah Ta'lah Anhu); Baihaqi transmitted it. Hadith No.5319 of Mishkat Al-Masabih.


Please note that display or showing of deeds for the purpose of fame, praise or to impress others is Riya. If any body do good deed sincerely for Allah in public is not Riya because Abu Zarr (Radi Allah Ta'lah Anhu) reported that the Prophet Muhammad (Sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) was questioned; Inform me about a man who does a good deed and people praise him for that. And in a narration - People love him for that. He said: That is a thing which hastens good news to a believer. Sahih Muslim transmitted it. Hadith No. 5317 of Mishkat Al-Masabih. Some people tell others proudly their good deeds to others and want to be praised that thing is wrong and should be avoided.