The Result of arrogance

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Man continues to display haughtiness and arrogance until he is recorded among the arrogant and will be therefore afflicted with what afflicts them.”

[Sunan At-Tirmidhi]

Commentary:

To adopt the habits and manners of good people is deemed to be desirable. But, on the contrary, to take to the bad ways of bad people is considered undesirable. A man will ultimately be counted among those people whom he will take as a model to emulate, because he is gradually fitted into their framework and assimilates all of their qualities. Quite naturally then retribution will be administered to him accordingly.

To conclude our series of Hadith on Condemnation of Pride and Self-Conceit, Allah tells us in the Qur’an that Jannah (Paradise) is for those who rebel not against the truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “That home of the Hereafter (i.e., Jannah), We shall assign to those who rebel not against the truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. And the good end is for the Muttaqun (the pious and righteous persons).” (al-Qasas 28: 83)

And Allah knows best!

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