The Story of Pride..
"I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay" (Quran, Al-Aaraf: 12).
"And (remember) when We said to the angels: ‘Prostrate yourselves unto Adam.’ So they prostrated themselves except ‘Iblis’ (Satan). He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the command of his Lord" (Quran, Al-Kahf: 50).
- (Allah) said: "O Iblees (Satan)! What is your reason for not being among the prostrators?"
- (Iblees (Satan)) said: "I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud" (Quran, al-Hijr:32 – 33).
- "O my Lord! Because you misled me, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all.
- "Except Your chosen, (guided) slaves among them" (Quran, al-Hijr: 39 – 40).
“O Children of Adam! Let not Shaitan (Satan) deceive you, as he got your parents (Adam and Hawwa’ (Eve)) out of Paradise,”(Quran, Al-Aaraf: 27).
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of a mustard seed shall not enter Paradise.” Someone asked, “A person likes to wear beautiful clothes and fine shoes.” He replied, “Allah is beautiful and likes beauty. Pride means rejecting the truth and looking down on other people.” [Sahih Muslim]
Jazaak'allah fro reading , come back again tomorrow for another blog post to refresh your minds and hearts, and May Alla (swt) Guide all Muslims. Ameen.