The Real Righteousness
"Righteousness is not turning your faces towards the east or the west. Righteous are those who believe in GOD, the Last Day, the angels, the scripture, and the prophets; and they give the money, cheerfully, to the relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveling alien, the beggars, and to free the slaves; and they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat); and they keep their word whenever they make a promise; and they steadfastly persevere in the face of persecution, hardship, and war. These are the truthful; these are the righteous."
Suratul Baqarah, Aya 177
very apt reference to address our modern culture of super piety and self righteousness.
It would have been wonderful if the tafsir of Rasool Allaah SallAllaahu Alayhi wa Alaa Aalyhi wa Sallam was also posted along with the Ayah.