Friday, January 07, 2011

Honor In Humility.


The Humility of Rasulullah (s.a.w)

“Know that humility (tawadu`) is among the greatest, most beautiful and most noble of praiseworthy traits. By humility the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was made superior to the first and last (of creation), for he was (Allah bless him and give him peace) the most humble of people. He was given the choice between being a king-prophet or a slave-prophet, and chose the latter… From his humility was that he used to ride a donkey, let others ride with him, he used to visit the poor, milk his own goats, raise his garments [for long garments were considered a sign of arrogance], fix his own sandals, serve himself, feed his animals, tidy his house, tie his donkey, eat with servants and workers, and carry his own provision from the market.”

(Jami` al-Usul fi al-Awliya, 31)

Allah elevates those who humble themselves, & belittles those who praise themselves, therefore, you gain much more by humbling yourself than you gain by talking about yourself, because people love those who are trying to be equal to them, & feel jealous from those who are trying to rise above them. Allah said “Do not praise yourselves, for He knows most about those who are pious.” (An-Najm)


Anonymous said...

Jesus said, “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:12).

Hamid, if we want to grow in humilty, we ought to pray “not My will, but God's will be done”.

Let's also resist looking down on our neighbor and resist succumbing to prejudices and serve them faithfully, diligently and lovingly.

Aneebaba said...

Thank you to the commenter above and yes, again, lovely reminder with this post bro.


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