Indeed, you are unable to please all of the people, so rectify that which is between you and Allaah, and do not concern yourself with [what] the people [may think or say].
[Only the one] who [truly] knows [about] Allaah will [be able to] love Him, and when he does love Him, he shall obey Him.
We arrived in ash-Shaam along with ‘Umar, and [when] Bilaal [ibn Rabaah] called the adhaan, the people remembered the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and there was no day that anyone wept more than him (Bilaal).
“O people! Being patient upon obedience to Allaah is easier than being patient at the punishment of Allaah.
If that which Allaah gives you and that which He denies you [appear] equal to you, then you have attained the objective in the love of Allaah.