Let Being Good Come Naturally

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

In your dealings with people, don’t stop being yourself and don’t put on appearances of things that aren’t from your usual ways, trying to either gain things [you could be] praised for or to [just] get things you want or need.

People hate affected, artificial ways, and you yourself are going to get tired of it.

The only thing [for you to do is to] strive hard against yourself toward [gaining] good aspects of character until they become a part of your natural ways and settle along with you into your regular routines.

Consider the ḥadīth: “That which is good is [or becomes] a habit.”¹

¹part of a longer ḥadīth rated ṣaḥīḥ [authentic] by Al-Albānī (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Mājah, no. 182); according to Shaikh Al-Albānī, it means: “A firm believer’s heart opens up to what’s good until it becomes a habit for him.” (Tr.)

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 16 Sep 22.