We have to consider the Shaytan and his view about splitting couples being the greatest evil his minions can inflict on people, and how this plays into today’s world-order where the traditional couple is seen as backward, barbaric even.
(A warning given): How is it that in this environment of hostility against Muslims in the West, some people are still inconsiderate when it comes to parking their cars for attending the prayers? Look, it is not like they cannot change the law and prohibit the Muslims from holding Jumuah prayers, if our presence is seen as too disturbing to their social order, so watch out, because such acts really, really have no connection with Islam, yet Islam and Muslims will be stamped for such actions of callous disregard for the law, laziness, etc.
(As mentioned) There are tyrant rulers and oppressed subjects/citizens, but there may also be good rulers and tyrannical subjects/citizens, like what the Qur’an mentions of Ya’juj and Ma’juj.
What we require in this world is Fadhl (extra things that eventually terminate), but in the next world we need the Rahmah of Allah. This is connected to the supplications made when entering and exiting the Masajid. Because when entering the Masjid we are entering the “realm of Allah” and we require His Mercy. But when we go out and about our daily business, what we obtain is extra, and of this lowly perishable world.
(As mentioned) Any time there is a person or group striving towards a goal (religious or worldly) there is envy ready to ambush some people’s hearts in order to make them feel bad about someone else’s success, and in the process ruin any progress that could have been achieved.
We should be careful of saying that “Muslims are just like everybody else”. There is some truth to it, but there are limits set by Islam itself, even if many Muslims say and do things forbidden or outside the fold of Islam.
(Advice given): It is from Zuhd to be detached from your one’s own personality since one will definitely have vices in need to removal.
Satan used a bad syllogism to refuse Sajdah. That is why when we receive the Hukm of Allah, in the abstract sense we are making a Sajdah towards that Hukm (Divine Legislation). (This is not a statement against the use of logic or syllogisms, the Ahkam of Islam and sound reason do not contradict).
One aspect of arrogance is to feel a hate in the heart towards the one who corrected you, even if you accept the correction as a correction.
Note that Naseehah (having genuine concern for other Muslims) is Waajib in our Spiritual Fiqh.