Subhan Allah. Very immaculate lesson on your part sister, Jazakallah khair for bringing things in perspective.
Asalaam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatu,
This was a very creative parable. I never would have though of putting a lesson on pride in those terms. Masha Allah.on September 29, 2005 11:35 AM
Woah talking about bursting a bubble
really creative and totally on pointon September 29, 2005 11:44 AM
Allahu Akbar!on September 29, 2005 1:27 PM
Let's use me as an example. Ok, balloon, check. Air, check. Oh, wait, where's my pin? Oh no, I don't have a pin. What does that mean? What do I do?
MashAllah, MashAllahon September 29, 2005 6:32 PM
ALLHAMDULILLHA EXCELLENT SISTER MAY ALLAH REWRD U
Book 1, Number 0165:
It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: None shall enter the Fire (of Hell) who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of Iman and none shall enter Paradise who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride.
"Pride is dissatisfaction with the truth, and belittling the people." [Muslim]
"He will not enter Paradise who has even a speck of pride in his heart." [Muslim]
The wording of Al-Bukhari: "Paradise and the Fire complained to their Lord. Paradise said, 'O Lord, there is none who enter me but the weak and despised'. The Fire said, 'I receive only the proud…'…"
"Four things are among my followers from the traditions of jahiliyyah which will not leave: pride of lineage, slandering kinship, use of astrology for rain, and wailing." [Muslim]
"If you were not sinners, I would fear for you what is worse for you: Pride, pride." [Al-Bayhaqi, hasan hadeeth]
"Indeed, He does not love the proud." [an-Nahl (16):23]
"Those who dispute about the signs of Allah without any authority given to them, their breasts are filled with nothing but pride for that which they shall never attain…" [al-Ghaafir(40):56]
"Those who disdain His worship and are full of pride, He will gather them all together to answer to Him." [An-Nisaa' (4):172]
"So enter the gates of Hell to dwell therein. Indeed evil is the abode of the proud.” [An-Nahl (16):29]
"But today you shall be recompensed with suffering humiliation because you were prideful in the earth without just cause…" [Al-Ahqaaf (46):20]
From descriptions of believers in the Qur'an:
"...they have no pride." [As-Sajdah (32):15]
Angels are described as follows:
"...they have no pride." [An-Nahl (16):49]
"Those who are in presence are not too proud to serve Him…" [Al-Anbiyaa' (21):19]
031.018 "And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for God loveth not any arrogant boaster.
Practical example which provides great insight. May Allah increase you in wisdom.
Sister Bint Abdul Khaliq....nice nice lesson...with an excellent hands-on OJT.
May Allah bless you for this handy reminder...I hope your studies are doing fine, and your exams are like a breeze....same goes for all students who have finished or about to finish their exams.
Assalamualaikum wr wb,
Masha Allah very good article. Jazakallah khair for the reminder.