الإمام محمد الباقر (عليه السَّلام):
لمّا سَألَهُ زرارةُ عن الرَّجُلِ يَعمَلُ الشي ءَ مِن الخَيرِ فَيَراهُ إنسانٌ فَيَسُرُّهُ ذلكَ: لا بَأسَ، ما مِن أحدٍ إلّا و هُو يُحِبُّ أن يَظهَرَ لَهُ في الناسِ الخَيرُ، إذا لَم يَكُن صَنَعَ ذلكَ لذلكَ.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as):
Imam al-Baqir (as) was once asked by his companion Zurara, about a man who performs a good deed which someone happens to see, as a result of which he feels good and happy. Imam replied, It it is alright as long as he did not [originally] perform the action for that purpose. Everyone naturally wants their good deeds to be seen by people.