The Noble Jurist, Salafi Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee (may Allah preserve him):
We seek refuge in Allah from being amongst those whose tongues are good but their hearts are evil. By Allah there’s no good in this, even if the person becomes raised (in status amongst the people). I swear by, I swear by Allah! That you be one who is unknown along with having the pureness of your heart and soundness of your heart is better for you than you being one who is a shining distinguished personality (amongst the people) with the corruption of your heart by way of any image from the images of corruption which Allah doesn’t love, nor is He ever pleased with it for his servant to have in his heart.
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
23rd of Rabee’ al-Awwal, 1436 H (01-14-2015)
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