The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah says, ‘I alone am Allah, and there is no Deity save Me. I am the King of Kings, the Lord of the Lords. The hearts of the sovereigns of the world are in my Plan (and My practice is) that when My bondsmen obey Me, I incline the hearts of their rulers with love and compassion towards them and when they take to the path of transgression and disobedience, I turn the hearts of their rulers with anger and punishment against them, and then, they oppress them severely. Thus, do not engage yourselves in cursing the ruler, but turn to Me in remembrance and earnest repentance so that I may suffice for you in deliverance from the tyranny and despotism of the rulers.’” [Abu Na’eem]
Oh Allah! Show us the light. Show us the mistakes we are making. Keep us from belittling the ways pleasing to You. Keep us from saying, “It’s ‘only’ Sunnah.” Allow us to adopt every deed and every mannerism pleasing to You.