Allâhu ta’âlâ does not need the belief or worships of human beings, whose disbelief or sinning never harms Him. He never needs His creatures. He made knowledge a means for clearing away disbelief and created ignorance as a means for sinning.
Belief and obedience originate from knowledge, while disbelief and sin originate from ignorance. Obedience should not be forsaken even if it may seem very menial! And sinning should be avoided even if it may seem quite venial!
The ‘ulamâ’ of Islam declared that three things would cause three other things: obedience causes Allâhu ta’âlâ’s Ridâ’ (Grace); sinning causes His Wrath (Ghadab); îmân causes one to earn honour and dignity. For this reason, we should strictly avoid committing even a venial sin; Allâhu ta’âlâ’s Wrath might be in that sin. We should regard every Believer as better than we are. He may be a slave whom Allâhu ta’âlâ loves very much.