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1) How do we identify if we have got arroganance (insolant) "Takkabur" ("Ghammand") within ourself.

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1) How do we identify if we have got arroganance (insolant) "Takkabur" ("Ghammand") within ourself.

 

2) How do we get rid of this in the light of Quran and Hadith

 

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How to identify arrogance

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Q-1: How do we identify if we have got arroganance (insolant) "Takkabur" ("Ghammand") within ourself.

Sahih Muslim Hadith 164 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

The Messenger of Allah (saws) observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride (or arrogance) shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst the hearers) asked: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Prophet (saws)) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride (or arrogance) is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit), and contempt for the people.

 

There might be several ways to figure out for oneself if one has the disease of arrogance or not; and the best way to determine for ones own self whether one is arrogant or not is to determine how many times one fears that one might have acted or said something in arrogance. If one never fears for oneself that he/she might be arrogant, then chances are that that person is indeed blinded by arrogance!

 

If one finds oneself constantly saying: I am this! Or, I have this! Or, I did this!. I, I, I..instead of attributing every good that happens to one to Allah Subhanah.then know with conviction that pride and arrogance has made a home in that persons heart!

 

Q-2: How do we get rid of this in the light of Quran and Hadith.

It is only when a person accepts, understands and comprehends the Truth of life, death, the Creator, the Hereafter, etc.that one will be able to rid himself of the disease of arrogance.

 

If only man were to realize and remember the humble origin (sperm) he was created from, realize and know with absolute conviction that whatever he is and whatever possessions and intelligence he has is not from his ownself but has been bestowed upon him as a trial from His Lord Creator, realize and know with absolute and total conviction that one Day everything will come to an end and all will be gathered and returned unto their Lord for a Day of Reckoning.such a person will have nothing to remain proud or arrogant of, and humility will become his constant cloak and companion.

 

Pride or arrogance is not something which one can get rid off by doing some training or practice; but these deadly viruses of the heart will only leave him when one develops taqwa and constantly fears Allah and His Day of Accounting.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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