Intentions Waking up in the morning, gotta make my prayer Am I really gonna' make it, when there is no one there? Taking trips to the masjid (mosque), even when it's tough Am I going for the sake of Allah? Am I showing off? Gonna' get me the knowledge, gonna study Islam Am I going just to build my ego? so they call me "the Man"? Does it matter if the people respect me, when its not for Allah? When I know anytime He can take me, without one real du'a (prayer) Does it matter if they say I'm a big shot? when I get no reward for my deeds And I'm dragged on the Day of Resurrection Cause of the folks that I wanted to please Plus I know that Allah has the power To raise me up in their eyes if it need be I should always make my intentions, for my Lord, Allah completely
Chorus: Are my Intentions alright? am I doing for Allah? When I'm looking deep, deep down inside, do I have the right niyyah?
Wearing thoubs with a kufi, kufi Miswaks leather socks like the old days Am I trying to follow the Prophet? or am I seeking praise? Giving talks on Islam to people I'd be quoting Hadith and Qur'an Am I speaking so they like how I'm speaking? and they say I'm "the Bomb" Donating to Islamic centers, giving money so the Deen can grow Am I giving for the sake of Allah? or is it for show? Many times I have found my intentions Are not what I want them to be I know I start on the right direction But Shaitan starts talking to me And I forget that without my niyyah, I'm just wasting my time My intentions cannot bring the reward, when they're out of line So I pray to Allah to help me, to do everything for Him only Doesn't matter if the people despise me Cause with Allah I can never be lonely Yah Allah, accept this niyyah Coming from young Muslims striving to be believers So on the day, our deeds You'll measure. Know we only did this strictly for Your pleasure, Your pleasure Your mercy, Your ajur (reward), Your Jannah (heaven), forever and ever and ever And reward us for those who listen Heeded to the message, changing their condition And know that everything up until this point I've ever written I submit as my repentance And if its blessings You're sending my way I beg You hold them to the judgement day so maybe in Jannah you can look back and say...it was a lovely day, a lovely, a lovely day, yes a lovely day Are my intentions, alright, am I doing for Allah When I am looking deep deep down inside, do I have the right niyyah (intention)?