“Many people indulge in sin with no fear due to the blessings they’ve received, many good people are ruined by praise, and people are deceived by Allah’s concealing of their sins.” – Abdullah Ibn Masood (RA)
Subhanallah. It is indeed true.
Many people indulge in sin with no fear due to the blessings they’ve received
For example, people who are endowed with blessings such as beauty may choose to showcase that blessing in ways that is contrary to what pleases Allah. You name it.
For example, people who are endowed with wealth may choose to indulge in spending it in avenues that are not pleasing to Allah.
For example, people who are endowed with knowledge may choose to use that knowledge to challenge Allah Himself.
many good people are ruined by praise
Someone may set out to do something good out of pure sincerity to Allah, and he begins to receive praise from the people. If not checked, this may lead to a gradual but sure deterioration of his sincerity and he begins to look towards the praise and positive feedback from people.
people are deceived by Allah’s concealing of their sins
We commit a sin, and no one knows about it. We breathe a sigh of relief. We may feel bad about it, but since no one knows about it, we feel ‘safe’. Next time, we commit another sin. Repeat. As the cycle loops, the fear of Allah decreases, and there is a sense of safety in committing sins.
May Allah protect us from these. Ameen.