Put Pleasing Others in Perspective

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

Just thinking [about the fact] that the person you love the most of all people, not to mention anyone else, will forget about you [just] a few days, or [even] hours, after your death and will become so preoccupied with other things that he [or she] won’t even pray for you or give charity on your behalf–just thinking about this is enough for you to never [allow] pleasing any person to come before pleasing Allāh, even if that person were the closest of all close people to you.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 13 Oct 21. 10:47 GMT+3.