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abhorrent among you to me and the farthest of you from me will be the pompous, the garrulous, and Al-
The Companions asked him: "O Messenger of Allah! We know about the pompous and the
garrulous, but we do not know who Al-Mutafaihiqun are.'' He replied:
"The arrogant people.''
This Hadith lays emphasis on polite and polished behaviour. Besides, it teaches us to refrain from
unnecessary, incautious and insincere talk intended to influence others and assert superiority over them. But to talk
less and in simple words is a good thing. On the other hand, to talk much, showing off cleverness with a tinge of
affectation, is detestable.