What do we say / learn from the following two people?
- A Muslim that drinks alcohol in the streets
- A teacher who doesn’t take money.
A brother drinking alcohol is from the major sins; yet he may love Allah and perform many righteous actions as per the Sahaabi who would drink alcohol and get punished, yet we are told he loves Allah and His Messenger!
- Alcohol might be his weakness.
Someone may not drink alcohol but may have ujb! Or jealousy! Which are far more dangerous!
The teacher not taking money doesn’t mean he is being sincere at all! There is no link! He might not take money so people say, wow, mashaa Allah tabaarkAllah, he teaches and doesn’t take money! And someone may take money to survive financially but he has a lot more sincerity!!
Never look down on others. He might have a weakness in public, but you might have dozens worse in your heart.
- For example, a person may have a beard, yet a heart full of jealousy and love for fame and wanting to be known.
How important it is to read and learn about the heart.
How hard it is to work on sincerity. Always accuse your intentions.