Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:
There are two important aspects which we tend to overlook:
It just takes some time to reflect over why we are doing an action. Our rewards largely depend on this. At all times we should check our intention.
Similarly, we have to prioritise ourselves. This is the lesson of the incident of Rabee’ bin Sulaiman who sacrificed his journey of Hajj to assist the plight of a destitute family who turned out to be the family members of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Through carrying out the right action at the right time with sincerity, he gained his forgiveness.
وعن أنس بن مالك قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إن مثل العلماء في الأرض كمثل النجوم يهتدى بها في ظلمات البر والبحر فإذا انطمست النجوم أوشك أن تضل الهداة رواه أحمد عن أبي حفص صاحب أنس عنه ولم أعرفه وفيه رشدين أيضا (الترغيب والترهيب 1/130)
Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Certainly the example of the Ulama in the world is like the example of the stars through which guidance is obtained in the darkness of the land and sea. When the stars disappear, it is very likely that the rightly guided can be misled from the right path.”
1. It is waajib (compulsory) for one to remain silent while the khutbah is being delivered e.g. Jumuah, nikah, Eid etc. If one speaks during the khutbah, one will be sinful. 
عن ابن عباس قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : من تكلم يوم الجمعة والإمام يخطب فهو كمثل الحمار يحمل أسفارا والذي يقول له : أنصت ليس له جمعة رواه أحمد والبزار والطبراني في الكبير وفيه مجالد بن سعيد وقد ضعفه الناس ووثقه النسائي في رواية (مجمع الزوائد رقم 3123)
Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The example of the one who speaks on the day of Jum’uah while the Imaam delivers the khutbah is like that of a donkey which carries a load of books on its back (i.e. just as a donkey carrying a load of Deeni books on its back does not benefit from the Deeni books, similarly the one who speaks while the khutbah is in progress will not receive any benefit). And the one who asks another to remain silent (while the khutbah is being delivered), there is no Jumuah for him. (i.e. even though he is advising another to remain silent during the khutbah, he himself has committed a sin due to speaking while the khutbah is in progress.)
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Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
O friends, do not be concerned about the progress and advancements that the world is making. Real progress will only be acquired through following Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The illustrious Sahaabah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) were blessed with such divine assistance and power that they entered the courts of the kings while their swords were dragging on the ground, cutting the royal carpets. The clear message they gave the kings and superpowers of the world through their actions was that there is no place in our hearts for the wealth you possess. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned: This was the condition of the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum), whereas our present condition is totally opposite. The love of the world has entered our hearts to such an extent that we do not have a place for anything else besides the material of this world. It is on account of this that we have brought disgrace to ourselves. Remove the love of the world from your hearts and thereafter see for yourselves what honour Allah Ta’ala will bless you with. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/138)