“Self Admiration”


It was reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallaam) said,

“While a man was strutting in two gowns out of self-admiration, Allaah caused the earth to swallow him up, and he has been submerging therein up to the Day of Resurrection”

And it was reported that ibn Mas’ud (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said, “Destruction lies in two things: self-admiration and despair.” Ibn Mas’ud gathered self-admiration and despair together because happiness cannot be obtained except with exerting much effort; the despairing person does not make any effort because of his despair and the self-admired person believes that he has got what he wants so he feels he does not have to make any effort either.

Self-admiration leads to PRIDE, as it is originally one of its causes, and pride leads to many destructive flaws.

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[By: Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi|Excepts from: Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin “Towards the Hereafter”|Page 242]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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