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Chapter 72
بﺎﺠﻋِﻹاو ﺮْﺒِﻜﻟا ﻢﻳﺮﺤﺗ بﺎﺑ
Condemnation of Pride and Self-Conceit
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"That home of the Hereafter (i.e., Jannah), We shall assign to those who rebel not against the truth with
pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. And the good end is for the
Muttaqun (the pious and righteous persons).''
"And walk not on earth with conceit and arrogance.''
"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah
likes not any arrogant boaster.''
"Verily, Qarun (Korah) was of Musa's (Moses) people, but he behaved arrogantly towards them. And We
gave him of the treasures, that of which the keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men.
Remember when his people said to him: `Do not exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah). Verily, Allah
likes not those who exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah...(up to)... So We caused the earth to swallow
him and his dwelling place.''
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ٍدﻮُﻌﺴﻣ ﻦﺑ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ﻦﻋو
ْﻦَﻣ َﺔﱠﻨَﺠﻟا ﻞُﺧْﺪَﻳ ﻻ
ٍﺮﺒِآ ْﻦَﻣ ٍةﱠرَذ ُلﺎَﻘْﺜﻣ ِﻪِﺒْﻠَﻗ ﻲﻓ َنﺎَآ
ٌﻞُﺟَر لﺎﻘﻓ
ﺎﻨﺴﺣ ُﻪﻠﻌﻧو ، ًﺎﻨﺴﺣ ﻪُﺑْﻮَﺛ َنﻮُﻜَﻳ ْنَأ ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ َﻞُﺟﱠﺮﻟا ﱠنِإ
لﺎﻗ :
» ﱠنِإ
ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ُﻂْﻤَﻏو ﱢﻖَﺤﻟا ُﺮَﻄَﺑ ُﺮْﺒِﻜﻟا َلﺎﻤَﺠﻟا ﱡﺐِﺤُﻳ ٌﻞﻴِﻤَﺟ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
ﱢﻖﺤﻟا ُﺮَﻄَﺑ
ِﻪِﻠِﺋﺎﻗ ﻰﻠﻋ ُﻩﱡدرو ُﻪُﻌْﻓد
ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ُﻂْﻤَﻏو
`Abdullah bin Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"He who has, in
his heart, an ant's weight of arrogance will not enter Jannah.''
Someone said: "A man likes to wear beautiful clothes
and shoes?'' Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Allah is Beautiful, He loves beauty. Arrogance means ridiculing and
rejecting the Truth and despising people.''
The Hadith says that a man who has even an iota of pride in his heart will be barred from entering
Jannah. The Hadith word used for the smallest amount means in Arabic either the smallest ant or the particle which
is radiated by sun-rays and seen through a wall-chink. Obviously, such a particle has almost a non-existent amount,
but even this much is disapproved by Allah. If pride incites a man to deny the existence of Allah and His Revelation,
he is sure to be thrown into Hell. He also faces Divine displeasure and the danger of infernal fire if mere
consideration of riches, physical beauty, social and intellectual prominence and family status makes him proud and
self-conceited and he looks down upon others, or persists in the denial of Truth. First he will receive punishment and
only then will be admitted into Jannah. A good dress, however, is not counted the sign of pride.
َأ ًﻼُﺟر نَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر عﻮْآَﻷا ِﻦﺑ َﺔﻤﻠﺳ ْﻦﻋو
لﺎﻘﻓ ِﻪِﻟﺎﻤِﺸﺑ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳر َﺪْﻨِﻋ ﻞَآ
َﻚِﻨﻴِﻤَﻴِﺑ ْﻞُآ
َلﺎﻗ :
، ُﻊﻴِﻄَﺘْﺳَأ َﻻ
لﺎﻗ :
َﺖْﻌَﻄَﺘْﺳا ﻻ
ُﺮْﺒﻜﻟا ﱠﻻِإ ُﻪَﻌَﻨَﻣ ﺎَﻣ
لﺎﻗ :
ِﻪﻴِﻓ ﻰﻟِإ ﺎﻬﻌَﻓَر ﺎﻤﻓ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man ate in the presence of Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) with his left hand. He (PBUH) said,
"Eat with your right hand.''
He said: "I cannot.'' Thereupon he
(the Prophet (PBUH)) said,
"May you never be able to do that.'' It was arrogance that prevented him from doing it,
and he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth afterwards.
This Hadith occurred in chapter 16 concerning the observance of Sunnah but is repeated here to
identify pride and its detriment and to describe the bad end of the arrogant people as we see in it. See the
commentary on Hadith No. 160.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺐْهو ِﻦﺑ َﺔَﺛرﺎَﺣ ﻦﻋو
ُلﻮﻘﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ُﺖْﻌِﻤَﺳ
» َﻻَأ
ﱠﻨﻟا ِﻞْهَﺄِﺑ ْﻢُآُﺮِﺒْﺧُأ
؟ ِرﺎ
ٍﺮِﺒْﻜَﺘْﺴُﻣ ٍظاﱠﻮَﺟ ﱟﻞُﺘُﻋ ﱡﻞُآ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
َﻦﻴﻤﻠﺴﻤﻟا ِﺔَﻔﻌَﺿ بﺎﺑ ﻲﻓ ﻪُﺣﺮﺷ مﱠﺪﻘﺗو