ikhlasFudail ibn ‘Iyad at-Talaqani (Raheemahullah) said,

To neglect one’s religious practice for the sake of other people is a form of hypocrisy [riya’].

To perform one’s religious practice for the sake of other people is a form of polytheistic idolatry [shirk].

As for sincere devotion [ikhlas], it is being afraid that Allah ta’ala might chastise you for either of these two offenses

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