Very important lesson learned from this Hadīth and that is:
It’s possible that you may unknowningly give something of good to someone who doesn’t deserve it, but as long as you gave what you gave of good for the sake of Allāh, your reward will never be wasted!
‘Umar bin ‘Abdil-‘Azīz رحمه الله stated:
“If the person who stands at night (in prayer) and fast during the day fails to preserve his tongue (from speaking evil), he will be bankrupt on the Day of Judgment.”
[At-Tamhīd of Ibn ‘Abil-Barr 17/443]
Abud-Dardā رضي الله عنه said:
“Know that a small amount which suffices you is better than a large amount which distracts you. Know that the (acts of) righteousness never wear out and that the sin (committed) is never forgotten (by Allāh).”
[Az-Zuhd of Imām Ahmad]
A man said to Zuhayr bin Nu’aym رحمه الله:
“Do you advise me with anything?”
He رحمه الله said:
“Yes. Beware of Allāh taking you while you’re in a state of being heedless.”
[Sifah As-Safwah of Ibn Al-Jawzī 2/229]
Khutbah Al-Jumu’ah at 96st Masjid
The Prophet ﷺ said:
“Let not one of you beat his wife like she’s a slave and then go to her at the end of the day to have relations with her.”
The scholars have mentioned that this type of behavior is contradictory to love.
The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:
“Whoever is pleased that he loves Allāh and His Messenger, let him read the Mushaf.”
[Sahīh Al-Jāmi’ 6289]
Reading the Qurān is a cause for one to love Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ. So the more the person reads the Qurān, the greater the love.
Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله stated:
“It’s not permissible for anyone to despair from the mercy of Allāh even if his sins are catastrophic.”
[Majmu’ Al-Fatāwā 16/19]