Originally Posted by Networks
i remember a lecture from Mufti Ismail Menk, who's my favorite speaker on a topic such as this, he spoke of a [hypothetical] drunk Muslim just outside the Masjid. you hate the sin, and not the sinner. you don't know, that drunk might have one good deed, that in Allah's opinion, is better than all of your good deeds put together.
that's the first part.
the second: even if you pray in the first row five times a day, the moment that you begin to think that you are better than the drunken brother, you have submitted to shaytaan. you may end up in the hellfire.
beware. haith faith and sabr in Allah. have mercy on those doing bad deeds openly, so that Allah might have mercy on your hidden sins.
and Allahu Alam.
be sure to check out Mufti Menk on youtube.