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abo mussaab
11-05-2015, 01:59 PM
Aboo Bakr said:

“Let not any Muslim belittle another Muslim, for the lowest of the Muslims is great in the Sight of Allaah.”
Wahb (bin al-Munabbih) said:

“When Allaah Created the Garden of Eden, He looked to it and said: ‘You are forbidden for every arrogant person!’
al-Ahnaf bin Qays used to sit with Mus’ab bin az-Zubayr on his sleeping mat and talk. One day, he came to find Mus’ab extending his feet forward, so, he pushed his legs aside to make room for himself to sit. When he saw the signs of displeasure on Mus’ab’s face from this, he said:

“How strange is the son of Adam! He is arrogant while he was originated from an organ that transports urine!”
al-Hasan (al-Basree) said:

“I wonder at the son of Adam! He uses his hand to wash himself from his waste once or twice a day, yet he seeks to compete with the All-Mighty?”
Muhammad bin al-Husayn bin ‘Alee said:

“The heart of a person is never afflicted with the slightest bit of arrogance except that his intelligence and sanity is decreased because of that in accordance with how much of that arrogance has entered his heart.”
Sulayman was asked about a bad deed that cannot be wiped away with a good dead, so he replied:

‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Azeez went for Hajj before he became the khaleefah, and Tawus saw him walking with a slight swing in his walk that he thought looked boastful. So he went up to ‘Umar and nudged him in his side, saying to him:

“Is this the walk of one whose stomach carries waste?”
Muhammad bin Wasee saw his son acting boastful, so, he called him over and said:

“Do you know who you are? As for your mother, then I purchased her for a mere one hundred dirhams. As for your father, then may Allaah not increase his likes amongst the Muslims!”
Mutraf bin ‘Abdullaah saw al-Muhallab walking in a new overcoat he had bought, looking pleased with himself. So he said to him:

“O Aboo ‘Abdullaah! This is a type of walking that is hated by Allaah and His Messenger!”
So al-Muhallab said to him:

“Do you have any idea who I am?”
So Mutraf replied:

“I know exactly who you are: your beginning is in the form of a tiny clot of sperm and egg, and your end is in the form of a rotten corpse!”
So al-Muhallab abandoned that type of walking from then on.
[‘Ihya’ ‘Uloom ad-Deen’ (3/400-402)]

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