How to Be Yourself

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

Don’t put on a show of perfection without any determination to be truly upright; whatever’s an act will remain so, and the role will inevitably come to an end.

Be yourself, a slave of Allāh, embodying noble character inwardly and outwardly, far from forced, unnatural manners, and [far] from their opposite: lowly behavior.

Don’t look to those who are delighted to see you as perfect, nor to those who are happy with your lowly behavior. [But] be ever on the lookout–only–for [how] your Lord sees you.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 29 Mar 21.