imam ash shafi

Always hate what is wrong, but do not hate the one who errs. Hate sin with all your heart, but forgive and have mercy on the sinner. Criticize speech, but respect the speaker. Our job is to wipe out the disease, not the patient.
—  Imam ash Shafi
Sag was du willst, um mich zu beleidigen, denn mein Schweigen gegenüber dem Idioten ist gewiss eine Antwort. Ich bin nicht verlegen darum dir zu erwidern, doch es gehört sich dem Löwen nicht den Hunden zu antworten.
—  Imam Ash-Shafi (ra.)
He who thinks he is free from the criticism of people is a madman for even the Lord of the Worlds Himself has been wrongfully criticized.
—  Imam ash-Shafi`i
The story of two beggars

Two beggars knocked on the door asking for bread.
One beggar was given a loaf and sent away. The other was kept waiting and waiting.

At length, the second beggar became concerned. “Why am I being denied? What is so lacking in me that the other one was favoured over me?” he asked himself.

Unknown to the beggar, a fresh loaf was being baked for him inside the house.

Let’s remember that Allaah’s delays are not always His denials. His timing is always perfect.

Allaah has perfect timing..never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but its worth the wait.
We dont know what tomorrow holds but know who holds tomorrow - Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Most Loving, The All Wise.

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.”
- {Imam Ash-Shafi}.