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The 5 Pillars That Boost Our Humility

Raise Yourself to the Rank of Humbleness to Get Closer to God

In this step of the journey, we would like to raise our ranks one step by being humble. Allah Almighty had given warnings in the Quran about something that is called Al Kibr, or pride, when you have the false pride, not the positive side of pride…

Walking in Humility- 7 Ways to Be the Elite of God's Servants

Walking in Humility- 7 Ways to Be the Elite of God's Servants

Do you consider yourself humble? We live in a time of boasting and competition in material things, and we have become proud of our money, knowledge, and even the number of children we have. Another common example is parents boasting about their…

7 Signs to Know Whether You Have Pride Problem

7 Signs to Know Whether You Have a Pride Problem

From pride, many other negative character traits are born, such as arrogance, envy, and anger. Know that pride has three degrees: The lowest is with respect to people; another degree is with respect to the messenger of God; the highest degree is with respect to God.

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What Are the Dangers of an Inflated Ego for a Muslim?

Short answer: A prideful heart and inflated ego convince a Muslim that their good fortune is merely a result of their hard work, not the divine providence of God. This creates a disease in the heart of believing oneself to be self-sufficient, not dependent on Allah. Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting …

After Repentance, Feeling Hypocrisy Any Help

After Repentance, Feeling Hypocrisy: Any Help?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Fearing Allah is a positive feeling on the condition that it motivates you to obeying Him. 2- However, if …

Where Shall We Draw the Line between Confidence and Arrogance?

Where Shall We Draw the Line between Confidence and Arrogance?

In this counseling answer: As everything is from Allah (swt), we must acknowledge our blessing, and we should be grateful, not proud. Gratefulness and humility are the true qualities of a believing individual. When you start to feel proud, you should convert that feeling into being grateful and thankful. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, This is, …

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Should I Avoid Doing Good Deeds in Public?

Salam Brother/Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Regarding this topic, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has said: Actions are (judged) by intentions (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His …

Relapsing in Faith - A Major Concern

Feeling secure of one’s faith can easily lead to pride and self-conceit which can easily lead to a feeling of independence from Allah Almighty, which in reality is the complete antithesis of true servitude (ubudiyah). This is because servitude is based on recognizing one’s need of Allah…

It Changed My Life but I Am Still Me

Being a Muslim in the 21st Century and that too, in France is very challenging. You’ve got to be really strong. Despite all, hijab is my identity, my strength, and my pride. When life gets hard and destiny sends me far away from my family and my friends, my hijab gives me self-confidence…

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