People are raised and lowered with the Qur’an
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, Verily, Allah elevates (raises) some people with this Qur’an and abases (lowers) others.”
We benefit from the above Hadith that only such people will be elevated who act upon the teachings of the Qur’an and abstain from what is forbidden by Allah.
The Muslims of the early centuries of Islam were blessed with great honor by Allah because they loved and applied the Qur’an. Because of this meaningful attachment with the Qur’an, they made great achievements in religious and worldly spheres.
Those who neglected the teachings of Islam will be disgraced and humiliated.
May Allah guide and enable us to re-establish our contact with the Qur’an so that we can regain our past glory.
Exaltation and humiliation mentioned in the Hadith is bound to happen in both this life and the Hereafter.
And Allah knows best!