1) How do we identify if we have got arroganance (insolant) "Takkabur" ("Ghammand") within ourself.
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do we identify if we have got arroganance (insolant) "Takkabur"
("Ghammand") within ourself.
do we get rid of this in the light of Quran and Hadith
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How to identify arrogance
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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
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
one’s 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 person’s 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.
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Allah’s 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,