Not to be Proud of own deeds


From the morals and manners of the Salaf was that they would not be proud of their own actions but they would see deficiency in them.

Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdullaah (rahimahullaah) said, “It is more beloved to me to spend the night sleeping and wake up regretful than to spend the night standing in prayer and wake up proud of myself.”

Hasan al-Basri (rahimahullaah) used to say, “If the actions of the son of Aadam were good he would have destroyed himself through pride, but Allaah tries him by showing him his deficiencies.”

If the Salaf were praised they would say, “O Allaah make me better than what they say and forgive me for what they do not know.”

Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) would say, “O Allaah I seek protection from the bad that they say and I seek your forgiveness for what they do not know.”

Bishr al-Haafy (rahimahullaah) would say, “If you see a person who is vain about his knowledge and proud about himself, then know that he has completed his failure.”

‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abee Rawaad (rahimahullaah) would say, “If we remember the condition of the Salaf between ourselves then all of us will be exposed.”

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[Transcribed from: Characteristics of the Salaf,  Pages 115-116]

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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7 Responses to Not to be Proud of own deeds

  1. Abu Amir Al Hasan AsSalafi says:

    Bishr al-Haafy (rahimahullaah) would say, “If you see a person who is vain about his knowledge and proud about himself, then know that he has completed his failure.” – Subhanallaah By Allaah AzZa Wa Jall This wording is the most powerful words I’ve eva heard After The Speech of Allaah And The Speech of His Messenger ( Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallaam ).

    BaaraakaAllaahu Feek Jaazeelan….

  2. JazakilAllahu Khayran sis! wonderful reminder!! :)

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