The status of Ikhlass
Ikhlass has a very prominent status in religion; it is unequaled by any other trait. Deeds are only accepted by Allah if they are performed with Ikhlass. Allah reminds us in numerous ayat of the Qur"an about Ikhlass. Some of these ayat are: "They were not commanded except to worship Allah, (being) sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth" (Al-Baiyinah: 5).
Allah (mighty and majestic is He) says: 162- Say: "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.’ 163- ‘No partner has He. This I have been commanded, and I am the first (among you) of the Muslims" " (Al-An"âm: 162-163).
Allah (mighty and majestic is He) says: "(He) Who created death and life to test you (as to) which of you is best in deed" (Al-Mulk: 2).
He also says: 2- Indeed, We have sent down to you the Boo, (O Muhammad) in truth. So worship Allah, (being) sincere to Him in religion. 3- Unquestionably, for Allah is the pure religion (Az-Zumar: 2-3).
Allah the Exalted says: "So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone" (Al-Kahf: 110).