Humbling or lowering yourself
76. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The one who humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah raises his stages. The one who is proud, Allah breaks his neck.” That is, Allah disgraces him.
Considering yourself to be great
77. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who has pride which is equal to even a mustard seed will not enter jannah.”
Truth and Lies
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The age we live in, where we see countless rampant sins, one is left to wonder: is Allah truly watching over? It serves well to reminisce how Hazrat Luqman is instructing his son to always be mindful of Allah:
“O my son!” (Said Hazrat Luqman), “If there be (but) the weight of a mustard seed and it were (hidden) in a rock, or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, (and) is well-acquained (with them).” [Luqman 31:16] Read more... (533 words, estimated 2:08 mins reading time)