Thursday, 24 May 2012

Pride The Capital Sin

Love, Pride, Heart
Pride is an attitude; that arises when a person is amazed with his own self, that person feels superior to others, he believes that he is superior to others, pride fill his mind with the thought of self-importance. He feels that he is better than other people. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.
Arrogant people think that they are always right and they know the correct solutions to all life problems.
A proud person admires himself for his beauty, the fineness of his things, clothing or knowledge. The proud person credits himself for his attainments and advantages.
A proud persons are an overconfident, they brag and boast for self satisfaction and self-defense. They tear others down to build themselves up. Pride is a strong feeling and it expressed by boasting. An arrogant person feels ashamed and disgraced when anyone advises him. But he advises others in a harsh and cruel manner.

Results Of Pride:
1: Leads to selfishness,
2: Pride leads to bragging, boasting and an overly defencive nature.
3: Insulting others, talking down others, mocking and to degrading through both speech and action.
4: Jealousy
5: Un-forgiveness
6: Impatience
7: Lies
8: Narcissistic
9: Stubbornness
10: Self-assurance
11: Materialism (as it feeds Pride)
12: Showing off
13: Apathetic
14: Hurt other people
15: Selfishness
16: Anger and hatred
17: Feeling insecure about own position

Pride, Heart, Hadith
The first sin committed against Allah was pride. Pride was the blameworthy characteristic for which Satan became cursed. When Allah(God) commanded him to prostrate to Adam (Peace Be Upon Him) and he refused and was arrogant and said, "I am better than him (Adam Peace Be Upon Him), You created me from fire and him You created from clay."
Satan was the first one who showed arrogance towards Allah(God) and then Allah has placed a seal on his heart.
Pride is an attribute of Allah(God) and it is not befitting for anyone except Allah(God). Whoever shows pride in front of Allah indeed he seeks to compete with Allah(God) in that, Allah will destroy him, his faith and deeds will be of no avail to him.

In Quran, Allah said:
"Undoubtedly, Allah (God) loves not the proud, boastful."
Surah An-Nisaa : Ayat 36
"Undoubtedly Allah (God) loves not any arrogant boaster."
Surah Luqman : Ayat 18
"Allah (God) loves not any exultant, boastful."
Surah Al-Hadid : Ayat 23

Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "No one with the slightest particle of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise." (Bukhari)
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri and Abu Hurayrah (may Allah Be Pleased With Them) said: The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "Might is His garment and pride is His cloak; whoever seeks to compete with Me concerning them, I will punish him."
Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "The tyrants and the arrogant will be raised on the Day of Resurrection as lowly and abased as specks of dirt, trampled by people." (Nisai and Tirmidhi).
Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "Shall I inform you about the inhabitants of the Fire? Every cruel, rough, proud person!" (Bukhari and Muslim).

To remove pride, just stop comparing yourself with others. Have faith in that the righteous person is the one who is superior in the eyes of Allah. So don't compare yourself with others anymore because you know we are all equally loved by Allah (God).

22 comments:

  1. beautiful post! a proud person will always live in an agitated state of mind and heart. The last paragraph sums it all

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  2. well written with a beautiful ending...

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    Mercy and blessings of God be upon you.

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