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bintfulaan November 6, 2010 4

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

All Praise is due to Allaah, Lord of mankind and jinn, and may the peace and blessing of Allaah be upon Muhammad, His slave and Final Messenger.

Allaah, Exalted be He, says:

“…Allaah does not like such as are proud and boastful.”

[An-Nisaa’ 4:36]

He also says:

“…and indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant.”

[An-Nahl 16:29]

Ibn Mas’ud, May Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allaah, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said;

“He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride will not enter Paradise.” A man remarked. “Oh Allaah’s Messenger, a man likes his garment to bea beautiful and his shoes to be beautiful.” The Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, replied, “Allaah is beautiful and likes beauty, pride is disdaining the truth and despising (or having contempt for) people.”

[Muslim]

Harith ibn Wahhab, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that Allaah’s Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, as saying:

“Shall I inform you about the inhabitants of the (Hell) Fire? They, the cruel, the proud and the conceited persons.”

[Bukhaari]

Abu Sa’eed, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, said:

“He who is humble for Allaah’s sake as much as one grade, Allaah will exalt him one grade until He makes his abode in the highest rank of the High Places (i.e. in Paradise). If anyone is proud against Allaah’s orders as much as one grade, Allaah will degrade him to the lowest of the Low Places (i.e. in Hell)”

[Ahmad]

Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that Allaah’s Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, said:

“Avoid pride, for a man maybe proud owing to a cloak that he puts on.”

[Tabarani]

Pride is a disease of the heart. This is what makes it so dangerous, because once the heart is corrupt, there is no telling what the limbs of the body containing that heart will commit.

An Nu’man ibn Bashir, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, said:

“In the body there is a piece of flesh, if it becomes good the whole body becomes good, but if it gets corrupt the whole body gets corrupt, this is the heart.”

[Bukhaari and Muslim]

The diseases of the heart, such as pride, can infect the heart with the blink of an eye.  A man may begin to do something without a sign of pride in his heart, but as he continues, he becomes full of pride. The worst possible thing about it is, sometimes we are completely unaware of its presence.

May Allaah save us from being amongst those who are proud and boastful. Aameen.

Sources:

‘The Book of Major Sins’ by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab

4 Comments »

  1. Aishah Amatullah For November 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm Reply Tweet

    Jazakallah khair. I am really enjoying this web page, it has information that I have been search for.


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  2. bintfulaan November 12, 2010 at 4:37 am Reply Tweet

    It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri and Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: “Might is His garment and pride is His cloak; whoever seeks to compete with Me concerning them, I will punish him.”

    [Muslim]


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  3. - November 14, 2010 at 2:52 am Reply Tweet

    subhan'allah. jazaakillahu khairan for this. may Allah swt help us all to rid ourselves of pride and arrogance, and to acknowledge, to truly acknowledge, that the praise belongs to allah and allah alone in each and every circumstance. for everything. even if you attain some sort of goodness, don't doubt for a second that it came from allah azza wa jal, and it was by his mercy that he honoured you with it.

    sincerity to allah and cleansing the heart of pride is a lifelong struggle, and we call on allah for his mercy. for him to make us of the sincere ones, aameen. for truly without him, we are forever destitute.

    sheikh ahmad ali has a phenomenal talk on pride and the glory of allah – i strenuously recommend it insha'allah.

    wallahu 'alam

    wassalaamu'alaikum


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  4. Slave of Allah May 16, 2012 at 1:56 am Reply Tweet

    AssalamuAlaikom Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh to my fellow muslims… sukran jazilan for those interesting posts/reminders. May Allah give us more knowledge about Islam and grant us into paradise. Ameen


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