ARROGANCE

ARROGANCE IS A BLAME WORTHY CHARACTERISTIC.  IS A WAY TO MAKE YOURSELF FEEL ELATED, THE GREAT I AM.  OTHERS ARE DISREGARDED, USED AND INSULTED.  YOU NEVER SEE ANY WRONG IN YOUR BEHAVIOUR BECAUSE ALLAH TALLAH HAS SEALED YOUR HEART.   YOU HAVE NO COMPASSION TOWARDS OTHERS.

DO YOU KNOW WHO WAS THE FIRST TO SHOWED ARROGANCE TOWARDS ALLAH TALLAH AND HIS CREATION?  IF YOU SAID IBLEES, YOU ARE CORRECT. HE WAS COMMANDED BY ALLAH TO PROSTRATE TO ADAM. IBLEES DECLINE AND BECAME ARROGANT.  HE SAID HE WAS BETTER THAN ADAM. WHY YOU THINK HE SAID THAT?  WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE IF ANY BETWEEN IBLEES AND ADAM? 

ARROGANCE IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF IBLEES.  OK, ARROGANCE IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF SHAYTAAN; HOW DOES ARROGANCE  AFFECT ME IN MY EVERYDAY LIVING?  ARROGANCE  BECOMES A BATTLE, IT BECOMES A NAFS WHICH CAN DEPRIVE YOU OF PARADISE.  IT EATS YOUR SOUL, IT TAKES AWAY YOUR HAPPINESS, YOUR FRIENDS WILL SHY AWAY FROM YOU, AND YOU WILL FORGET WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU. 

OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD sala allahu alahim wa salam SAID;  ” NO ONE WHO HAS AN ATOM’S WEIGHT OF ARROGANCE IN HIS HEART WILL ENTER PARADISE.”   A MAN SAID:  “O MESSENGER OF ALLAH WHAT IF A MAN WANTS HIS CLOTHES AND HIS SHOES TO LOOK GOOD? ”  HE SAID “ALLAH IS BEAUTIFUL AND LOVES BEAUTY.  ARROGANCE MEANS REJECTING THE TRUTH AND LOOKING DOWN ON PEOPLE.”  narrated by Muslim

IF YOU ARE MUSLIM, ASK YOURSELVES :  HOW DO I TREAT OTHERS?, HOW I DRESS?, HOW I SPEAK?, AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER?  DO I FEEL BECAUSE I AM SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE, I AM BETTER THAN YOU? 

WE ALL HAVE FAULTS, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS.  SOME OF THOSE NAFS WILL BE JUST LIKE HIDDEN SHIRK. YOU WILL NEVER NOTICE HOW YOUR BEHAVIOUR WILL AFFECT OTHERS.  THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO PURIFY OUR HEARTS, PRAY, TEACH, CELEBRATE THE UNITY,  CELEBRATE WHAT REALLY BINDS US TOGETHER.  IS NOT THE MONEY, IS NOT THE BEST ABAYAS OR THOUBS, WHAT BIND US TOGETHER IS THE RELIGION OF AL-ISLAM.  THE QUR’AN AND THE SUNNAH OF OUR PROPHET. 

ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT OUR DEEN AND SINCERLY APPLY IT IN YOUR DAILY LIVES, WE WILL BECOME TIGHT AS A ROPE. WE WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE SECURITY, SINCERITY AND LOVE ISLAM HAS GIVEN US AND ASKED US TO SHARE AMONGST EACH OTHER. SO PLEASE STOP LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR BROTHER AND SISTERS, LOOK AT YOURSELF FIRST. IT MIGHT DISCOVER SOMETHING WHCIH WILL CHANGE YOUR WAYS.  DON’T DELAY, THE MORE YOU WAIT THE HARDER WILL BE TO SOFTEN YOUR HEART.  KEEP ALLAH TALLAH IN YOUR HEART AND YOUR SOUL. REMEMBER HIM EVERY STEP YOU TAKE. DHIKR, MOIST YOUR LIPS WITH THE REMEMBARANCE OF ALLAH SUBHANA WA TALLAH.

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Boricua Muslimah

Graduate from Rutgers Newark. Journalist, photographer and videographer.

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