If a person sees his companion anxious, then it is recommended that he talk to him with what would ease his anxiety and make him feel better.
So if the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would increase in repentance and seeking forgiveness, then what is the matter with us that we do not increase in doing so?!!
The smart and intelligent one is he who does not scrutinise every small and big issue with his family, loved ones, companions and neighbours.
…[so] the religion will disappear a Sunnah at a time, just as a rope loses its strength little by little.
Not to engage in ijtihaad (qualified independent reasoning) when required is [considered] at the [same] level of engaging in ijtihaad (qualified independent reasoning) when not required.