“If you want to earn the pleasure of the people…”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

One day, I had a particularly bad day with my students. They didn’t behave well at all.

I came out of class quite depressed and told one of my students (who was also a friend) about it.

She read out a message that someone had sent her. It was something like:

“Whoever wants to earn the pleasure of the people will never be able to do so, but whoever wants to earn the pleasure of Allah will be able to do so.”

People are never going to be pleased no matter what we do so it’s useless to even try to pursue it.

However, if we try to please Allah by obeying His commands then this is something that can be attained, insha-Allah.