The ignorant people complain to people about Allah and this is the highest degree of ignorance , for if he had known his Lord, he would not have complained about Him, and if he had known the people, he would not have complained to them.
One of the predecessors saw a man complaining to another man about his poverty and dire necessity. He said to him,
“O you! By Allah, you have done nothing but complain about He Who has mercy for you, to the one who has no Mercy for you.”
The following verses have been mentioned about the meaning of the previous statement of the predecessor.
When you complain to a son of Adam
Verily you complain about the Most Merciful
to the one who does not pity
On the contrary, the person who is profoundly knowledgeable about Allah complains to Allah alone. And the most knowledgeable person about Allah is the one who complains about himself to Allah and never to people. He complains about the causes that made people do wrong to him.
Therefore, there are three levels:
- the lowest one is to complain about Allah to His creatures
- the middle one is to complain about His creatures to Him
- the highest one is to complainabout yourself to Him.
Taken from Imam ibn al-Qayyim’s al-Fawa`id