The Qualities of a Believer-II (Humility)

by | Dec 27, 2011

“Call upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not like transgressors.” (7:55)

Allah reminds Muslims that Allah is their Creator and they should humbly submit to and worship Him Alone. Islam establishes humility as the foundation of all moral excellence. The absence of humility is likely to remove all virtues of the believer except some artificial ones.

“The servants of the Merciful are those who walk on the earth in humility.” (25:63)

Humbleness is among the noblest virtues of a believer. This attribute is highly praised by Allah in the Holy Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad(PBUH). We must, however, comprehend the true meaning of humility In order to be blessed and honored with such virtuous characteristics. In its more pure and pristine form, humility is the awareness and declaration on the part of a believing person that all good qualities held by him/her are granted by God, the Glorious and Merciful, and that all praise and thanks is to Him.

“And remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech.in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.”(7:205)

Arrogance a Diseased Heart:

Arrogance is the sign of a diseased heart. To keep the heart from being diseased, the Holy Prophet(PBUH) advised his followers to humble themselves before Allah and other Muslims.

“And no one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him (in status).”

Arrogance, also known as Ujb, is among the most destructive vices a person can be stricken with. Ujb is a dangerous characteristic, and we pray to the Most-Merciful to remove it from our hearts.Because arrogance leads to hypocrisy, and hypocrisy leads to Riyaa (showing off) and a complete elimination of any faith in a human being.

By continuously thanking the Most Beneficent and Merciful for the blessings He has provided us.We avoid becoming arrogant and are able to join the ranks of the true Muslims.

“And We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you.[O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us].” (6:42)

Humility can defeat all Evils:

Humility is the root of defeating all evils, and can be achieved by remembering that all good done on our part, talents we possess, and every good deed and worship we have completed are due to the divine blessings and generosity of God, the most Honorable and Sovereign.

“Give good news to the humble-hearted.” (22:34)

Allah commands all believers to be humble.

“And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you.”(26:215)

Humility and humbleness towards God manifest themselves as modesty, patience, and respect towards other Muslims. Submission to God leads a person towards a more tranquil and meek life of purpose and substance. while self-pride and arrogance leads one to a life of darkness and hate. It is not possible to be in actual submission while behaving arrogantly and in contempt towards others. Indeed, humble submission before the Most Glorious and Eternal Lord is the most sublime and greatest source of honor and dignity a believing person can be afforded.

Humility comes from recognizing the Might of God. and that all might belongs to Him, His Greatness, and being in awe of His Majesty.

Because Humility is desired of the believers who wish to enter Jannah, as the Quran says.

“Indeed, they who have believed and done righteous deeds and humbled themselves to their Lord – those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide eternally therein.” (11:23)

And again,

“Successful indeed are the believers who humble themselves in their prayers.” (23:02)

May ALLAH guide us to righteousness so we attain all qualities of a believer. Ameen.

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