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].
From the [noble] merits of al-Hakam ibn ‘Abdir-Rahmaan ibn Muhammad was that he exerted great efforts in his kingdom to abolish alcohol.
If you are unable to establish the [voluntary] night prayer, nor [voluntarily] fast during the day, then know that you have been prevented [from doing these great acts of worship], because you have been shackled by your sins.
From the greatest of catastrophes for a man is that he knows his own shortcomings, but is not concerned, nor does he grieve over them.
A sincere repentance to Allaah is from the greatest [acts with] which one can draw near to Allaah, particularly during these virtuous days [of Dhul-Hijjah]; O Allaah forgive us, & immerse us in your Mercy.