No servant of Allah mends what is between him and Allah, except that Allah mends what is between him and other servants. And he does not spoil what is between him and Allah, except that Allah spoils what is between him and the servants of Allah. Working for the sake of ones face is easier than working for the sake of all faces. For if you work for the sake of that Face [the Face of Allah], all faces will turn to you. But if you spoil it, all faces will the detest you.
—Abu Hazim Salamah b. Dinar
[Abu Nu’aym, al-Hilya (3:239)]
(Read on pg 65, Ibn al-Jawzi, Disciplining The Soul. Daar as-Sunnah Publishers. Birmingham: 2011.)