Be tough on yourself
When you see yourself doing something bad, you should be tough on yourself. And you should be preoccupied with you own tawba and sorting yourself out than being obsessed with all that’s going on in the streets. Firstly because you can’t sort out those things anyway 9 times out of 10. And secondly because you don’t have the ability to look into those people’s hearts and see their inward states. But you can have some awareness of your own state. Sort yourself out, sort yourself out. And then you’ll find that society starts to become better. Of course you begin with yourself, and then your family, and then your neighbourhood, and then something larger.
– Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad