Hadith about Arrogance and Pride
  • Question:

    Please explain this hadith - Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "While a man was walking, dressed in clothes admiring himself, his hair combed, walking haughtily when Allah caused the earth to swallow him. Now he will continue to go down in it (as a punishment) until the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim)


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    The narration is pointing out the arrogance, ego and pride of the person.

    The Islamic injunction is that one should always remain humble, no matter what a person acquires. Allāh is the only entity that is the All-powerful.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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