It is not from [the etiquettes of] giving advice to spread the faults and shortcomings of the leaders, since that fills the hearts with anger and hate towards the [established and recognised] leaders.
A man is not [considered to be] from amongst the muttaqoon [الْمُتّقُوْن] until he takes himself to account [to a degree] more than taking his partner to account…
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?!!
Whoever is characterised by this description – seeking forgiveness and repentance – [then] Allaah will make [it] easy for him [to attain] his sustenance, and facilitate his affairs, and protect his strength.