Do Good and Don’t Wait to Be Praised

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

The Soul loves [being] praised; is delighted [when] it’s treated with honor and respect; feels happy to be appreciated and recognized. That’s the nature of human beings.

What’s required from people [however] is that they push themselves to work and sacrifice–without waiting or expecting to be praised and treated with respect and honor. [That’s] because [a person’s] expecting that–without having achieved [what deserves to be recognized]–could cause him to leave off work or be weak in giving [to others].

So it’s not right for him to expect [to be praised], nor for others to leave off thanking one who deserves to be thanked.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 27 Sep 21. 17:37 GMT+3.