Posts Tagged ‘Pride’

The Concealer of Faults

By Aïcha Bounaga In a previous article about God as as-Samad written by Jinan Bastaki, we were reminded that the qualities of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) were often to be linked to other qualities, and that thinking that way unfolded new perspectives. If we praise Allah (swt) by calling him al-Ghafûr, for […]

Watch Over Your Heart

On Arrogance & the Student of Sacred Knowledge  Purifying one’s heart is a critically important matter for all believers, as the Qur’an and teachings of our Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) emphasize, but for one traveling the path of sacred knowledge it is an even more crucial endeavor.  This is because the state of […]

On the Dangers of Pride, Conceit, and Boasting

by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali | Abridged and Translated by Suhaib Webb Part I “Pride, conceit and boasting are deep seated illnesses. They are defined as a person viewing himself as greater and more important than others, while viewing others as inferior and mediocre.” The Signs of Arrogance It manifests itself in the speech of a […]