God has only unleashed the people’s tongues against you so that you can return to Him. Do you not see that as long as you do not disobey God you have value with Him, but when you disobey Him, you have no value? God-consciousness is abstaining from disobedience to God, even where no one sees you.

– Ibn ‘Aṭa’ Allāh al-Sakandarī rahimahu Llah –