When You’re Doing Something Good That Someone Else Is Not

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

When [some] voluntary [good] deed, among [various] voluntary deeds, has become easy for you [to do], it’s a blessing that Allāh has blessed you with. [But] then beware of self-amazement getting into you, were you to see someone else not performing that voluntary deed—perhaps Allāh has given him the means to [doing] other deeds that have surpassed your deeds [or] exceeded your acts of obedience.

So make your intentions purely [for Allāh], and attend to yourself.

And if you were to direct someone else [to good], then let that be the directing of one who loves [him], one who’s a friend—not [the directing] of one who holds [him] accountable, one who’s exacting and particular [with him to no end].

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 7 Aug 22.