When People Make Good Deeds Look Bad

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

Being humble is not [the same as] being broken and defeated; gentleness, not [the same as] weakness; love, not [the same as] need; [keeping] ties, not [the same as] lacking means; forgiving, not [the same as] being incapable.

Whenever the understanding of concepts becomes reversed, many commendable things become objectionable; many perfections, imperfections.

So do your dealings with the Creator and leave behind how creation measure things.

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff