Sunday, January 10, 2016

Dua for attaining Humility and it's importance:

Dua for Humility:

The Holy Quran says that the servants of The Most Merciful should walk with humility upon the earth. (25:63)

Hence we should ask Allah to inculcate this humility deep in our hearts and allow it to be reflected in all our actions, and we should inculcate the same in our children.

The Holy Prophet ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ used to supplicate:

اللهم اجعلني صبورا واجعلني شكورا واجعلني في عيني صغيرا و في اعين الناس كبيرا 

Transliteration: 
"Allahumma ‘aj’alni saburan waj’alni shakuran waj ‘alni fi ‘ayni sagheera wa fi a’ayuni an-naasi kabeera."

Translation:
"0 Allah! Make me one greatly patient and (one) greatly thankful, and belittle me in my own sight and elevate me in the sight of others." 
(Kanzul Ummal on the authority of Buraida رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه)

 Allah will honor people and elevate them in creation only if they are sincere in their humility, and their actions reflect this quality. 

 "Whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah raises him; and whoever is arrogant, Allah degrades him." (Bayhaqi, Shu'ab al-Iman) 

'Allama Tibi رحمه الله explains that the one who considers himself lower than his actual status and considers others to be superior is elevated by Allah سبحانه و تعالى and also becomes elevated among people. (Mirqat al-Mafatih, 8:844) 

The branches with the sweetest and most valuable fruit are the ones hanging closest to the ground; attaining humility is the means by which man is deemed worthy in front of Allah.

Humility is a gift from Allah that is to be sought and begged for, just as we implore Allah for such blessings as houses or wives. Man is deprived of a great blessing if he is deprived of humbleness. 

Our nafs tries its best to instill arrogance in us, which ultimately leads to our destruction. Our best weapon against our nafs is to remind ourselves of our origins.

Allah created clay to be intrinsically humble, and created man from that clay so man would also be humble because He loves humility. 

Man needs to purge his heart of pride and arrogance and acquire a humble posture before he faces Allah on the Day of Judgment.

 May Allah help us all in training our nafs so that we become humble and root out arrogance from our character. آمين يا رب العالمين

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