Finding Fault In Anyone But Ourselves

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

I wonder about someone who falls short with regard to his wife and children–[though] they’re [no more] in number [than] the fingers on his hands–is careless about his job, slacks off his duties, and despite that, he’s constantly criticizing ministers, rulers, and people in positions of responsibility.

He doesn’t know anything other than the language of accusations and calling things into question. He sees the specks of dust in people’s eyes while he can’t see the tree trunk in his [own].

Fix yourself: it’s the first difficulty you must surmount at the gate of denouncing others.