When Winter would arrive, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) would be mindful to write to them (the Companions), advising them all…
Indeed, you are unable to please all of the people, so rectify that which is between you and Allaah and don’t concern yourself with [what] the people [may think or say].
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 greatest of catastrophes for a man is that he knows his own shortcomings, but is not concerned, nor does he grieve over them.
Indeed, I would not wear a new garment out of fear [it would cause] my neighbour [to] be jealous [towards me], when he wasn’t before.
Ishaaq al-Fazaaree – a man of Sunnah – was the one who disciplined the people of ath-Thughar and taught them the Sunnah. And if an innovator entered ath-Thughar, he would oust him [to protect the people of ath-Thughar from his innovation].
Such was the importance the Shaykh placed upon other people’s money and donations; out of fear we may forget that half a riyal.
The concern and attention the servant [of Allaah] has for his sins, motivates [him] to abandon them. And his remorse over them is the key to repentance. And, the servant [of Allaah] maintains [this] concern and attention for the sins which he is afflicted by until [his concern and attention] becomes more beneficial for him than some of his good deeds.
Whoever makes the Hereafter his sole concern, then Allaah will be sufficient for him concerning his affairs and needs in the world