What people say about you should not sadden you, for if it is false, then it is [recorded as] a reward [for you] that you did not [actually] do…
[What is] astonishing is that a person knows his Lord, yet disobeys Him, …and knows Shaytaan, yet obeys him!
So those who have [sound] knowledge of the religion of Allaah do not pay any attention to fitnah – even if the people created a drama [over it].
[As an ummah], we are in a time of great trials and tribulations, and nothing can save us from these trials and tribulations except Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, and thereafter beneficial knowledge.
Indeed, the people who err the most, are those who engage the most in mentioning the mistakes of others.