هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ♥ القرآن الكريم 59:23

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المؤمن يستر وينصح..

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali writes:

وقال الفضيل بن عياض موضحًا الفرق بين الناصح والشامت: المؤمن يستر وينصح والفاجر يهتك ويعير

“When Al-Fudhayl Ibn Iyaadh was asked about the difference between advising and exposing, he said: “A believer covers up and advises [his or her fellow believers], whereas an evildoer exposes and humiliates [others].”

[“Jami’ Al-‘Uloom wal-‘Hikam”, 77].

You would think they were crazy..

Yahya ibn Mu’aadh would frequently seclude and isolate himself, when his brother censured him for this by saying
‘If you are a man amongst men, you need the company of men,’ he replied, ‘If you are a man amongst men, you are in need of Allaah.’
It was once asked of him, ‘You have migrated from people, with whom do you live?’ He replied, ‘With the One whose sake I migrated.’
Ghazwan was once censured for his seclusion to which he said, ‘I attain relief in my heart by sitting with the One who meets my needs’.

Because they are regarded to be strange, it is possible that some of them be accused of insanity just as Owais was accused.
Abu Muslim al-Khawlani would frequently perform dhikr, his tongue would always move in the remembrance of Allaah and
so a man asked one of his companions, ‘Is your friend mad?’ Abu Muslim replied, ‘My brother, no, rather this is the cure for madness!’
Al-Hasan said while describing them, ‘When the ignoramus looks at them, he thinks them ill, yet far are they from illness!
 He would say they have lost their minds, indeed they have lost their minds to a greater matter, far loftier than their accusations,
by Allaah they are busied with it from your worldly lot!’ It is in thid regard that the poet said,

 By love’s sanctity! I find none to replace you!,
O Master! I have no objective save you.
Talking about you makes them say, ‘He has a malady!’
I say, ‘May that malady never leave me!”

~Ibn Rajab, Kashf al-Kurbah