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!
If someone made the intention to commit a sin, but did not do it, would it be recorded against him or not?
The remembrance of Allaah with the tongue is good, and [what is] better than that is the worshiper remembering Allaah at the time of committing a sin, and then refraining from it.
And when Allaah accepts [a good deed] from His worshiper, He then blesses hm with obedience [to Him], and diverts him [away] from [falling into] sin.