One of the greatest opportunities that God provides to people who seek to gain His approval and improve their spirituality is the occasion when someone needs help. A person who is interested in purifying his heart looks out for these opportunities like an enthusiastic hunter. Such a person will not let go of any opportunity like this because he/she knows the value of such opportunities. However, the important point is that since such a person sees these opportunities as catalysts for purification, he/she does not consider them as favours to others or something even worthy of mention to others. The rules of engagement for a person in the path of purification are totally different. When people thank a person in this path for helping them, he/she feels embarrassed, thinking, “I should be the one thanking them for providing me with this opportunity, why they are thanking me?!”

(Dr Abdullah Rahim)