وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ
“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased.”
[soorah Taa Haa, v:84]
“If you can be unknown, do so.
It doesn’t matter if you are not known and it doesn’t matter if you are not praised.
It doesn’t matter if you are blameworthy according to people if you are praiseworthy with Allaah, Mighty and Majestic.”
[Al-Fudayl ibn 3Ayyaad-Al-Bayhaqi, Az-Zuhd Al-Kabeer]
“If sins had an odour then nobody would be able to sit with me”
‘Know that if people are impressed with you, in reality they are impressed with the beauty of Allaah’s covering of your sins‘
Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullaah)