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Harithah bin Wahab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Shall I not
inform you about the inmates of Hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud person.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Flouting at Divine rules, niggardliness (to keep from spending in the way of Allah) and haughtiness
are condemnable habits, and those who indulge in them will be pushed into Hell. May Allah keep us in His Shelter
from it!
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﱢيرﺪُﺨﻟا ٍﺪﻴﻌﺳ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ُرﺎﱠﻨﻟاو ُﺔﱠﻨَﺠﻟا ِﺖﱠﺠَﺘْﺣا
ُرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﺖﻟﺎﻘﻓ ،
ُﺔﱠﻨﺠﻟا ِﺖَﻟﺎﻗو ، َنوُﺮﱢﺒَﻜَﺘُﻤﻟاو َنوُرﺎﱠﺒَﺠﻟا ﱠﻲﻓ
ْﻢُﻬُﻨﻴِآﺎَﺴَﻣو ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ُءﺎﻔَﻌُﺿ ﱠﻲﻓ
ﱠﻠﻟا ﻰَﻀَﻘَﻓ
ﻤُﻜْﻴَﻠِﻜِﻟو ، ُءﺎَﺷَأ ْﻦَﻣ ِﻚِﺑ ُبﱢﺬَﻋُأ ، ﻲﺑاَﺬﻋ ُرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ِﻚﱠﻧِإو ُءﺎَﺷَأ ْﻦَﻣ ِﻚِﺑ ُﻢَﺣْرَأ ، ﻲﺘَﻤْﺣَر ُﺔﱠﻨَﺠﻟا ِﻚﱠﻧِإ
ﱠﻲﻠﻋ ﺎ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"There was a
dispute between Hell and Jannah, and Hell said: `The haughty and proud are in me.' The Jannah said: `In me are the
weak and the humble.' Thereupon Allah, the Exalted, judged between them saying: `You the Jannah are My Mercy,
and through you I shall show mercy to those whom I wish.' (And addressing the Hell) He said: `You are My
punishment to punish whom I wish amongst My slaves, and each one of you will have its fill.'''
This Hadith warns us against haughtiness and pride and urges us to observe modesty and humility.
Jannah and Hell - two otherworldly phenomena - have been called as the manifestations of Allah's Mercy and
punishment. True, only the Will of Allah prevails everywhere but the decision to send a man either to Jannah or to
Hell will not be taken capriciously. Rather set Divine rules will be working behind it. Allah, will place some people
in Jannah due to their good deeds; similarly he will place some people in Hell due to their bad deeds. Allah does not
wrong anyone.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر نَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ِﺔﻣﺎﻴِﻘﻟا مْﻮَﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﺮُﻈْﻨَﻳ ﻻ
ًاﺮَﻄَﺑ ﻩَرازِإ ﱠﺮَﺟ ْﻦَﻣ ﻰﻟِإ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"On the Day of
Resurrection, Allah will not look at him who trails his lower garment out of pride.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Here Allah's refusal to see an arrogant man means the restraint of the flow of His Grace towards him.
Instead of Allah's Mercy, His Wrath will smite the arrogant. The garment which man wears to cover the lower half
of his body is called Izar in Arabic. Hence pyjamas, trousers, Shalwar and Tahband will be taken as Izar. Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) has emphatically said that Izar should remain above the ankle of men as its dragging down
signifies arrogance. Indeed it displays the attitude of the haughty whose grim fate can be seen in this Hadith.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋو
: َلﺎﻗ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر
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، ْﻢِﻬﻴﱢآَﺰُﻳ ﻻَو ، ِﺔَﻣﺎﻴِﻘﻟا َمْﻮَﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻢُﻬُﻤﱢﻠَﻜُﻳ َﻻ ٌﺔﺛﻼَﺛ
ٌﻢﻴِﻟَأ ٌباَﺬَﻋ ْﻢُﻬﻟَو ، ْﻢِﻬْﻴَﻟِإ ُﺮُﻈْﻨَﻳ َﻻَو
ٌﺮِﺒْﻜَﺘْﺴُﻣ ٌﻞﺋﺎﻋو ، ٌباﱠﺬَآ ٌﻚِﻠَﻣو ، ٍناز ٌﺦْﻴَﺷ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
» ُﻞِﺋﺎﻌﻟا
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"There are three
(types of) people to whom Allah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them, nor look at
them, and they will have a painful punishment. These are: An aged man who commits Zina (illicit sexual act), a
ruler who lies, and a proud poor person.''
"will not speak'
' means He will not say something which will please them, not to talk happily
and willingly. Adultery is forbidden to everybody, whether young or old. But it is more condemnable if an old man
commits it, because to be guilty of such a detestable act in old age shows that the adulterer has become hardened in
sin and his heart is free from the fear of Allah. Lying is forbidden to everybody. But it is particularly vicious in case
of a king or head of state. Since he possesses all powers and resources, he has little reason to tell a lie. Hence, if in
spite of all this he invents a lie, it will betray his vicious mind and lack of God-consciousness. Similarly, all humans
are prohibited from giving vent to pride and arrogance. But if a beggar or destitute, who has no reason to claim
dignity and superiority, displays arrogance, it will be a convincing proof of his indifference to the fear of Allah and
Shari`ah rules. From this point of view, his arrogance is more abominable and disgusting than that of a wealthy man.