“Today, everyone is an ‘aalim and they’re always saying nahnu (we).
They clean the house of the neighbours, and they keep the rubbish in their house.
Clean your house before you look to your neighbours!”
Shaykh Muhammad al-Maalikee
Points to Ponder:
1. The acquisition of ‘ilm (and this is only by the blessings of Allaah upon us) should humble us, not give us delusions of grandeur.
2. We are living in a strange time when people have an answer to every question they are given, when they make haste to answer it, when they speak from a position they have not been granted and when the gem of a phrase Allaahu ‘alam (Allaah knows best) has become so foreign to the tongues.
3. How does one who is so busy with the mistakes of fulaan (so and so) open his eyes to his own mistakes? Rather he is so busy assessing the state of others, that he becomes blind to his own faults. Allaah will not ask you concerning the deeds of fulaan on the Day of Judgement, rather He will ask you of your own deeds, so what of them?