The Noble Scholar Rabī’ Ibn Hādī (may Allāh preserve him) stated:
Upon you is being humble for Allāh and (know that) the religion is sincere advice. When your brother advises you or your father or one who is older than you in age or younger – even if there are degrees/level between you and him – if he advised for Allah, accept (the advice); be humble and do not reject the truth. For indeed, arrogance is looking down upon the people and the rejection of the truth. Therefore, do not look down upon the people nor should you reject the truth. Continue reading →
Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
The origins of wrongdoing are three:
1. Arrogance: It is that which drove Iblees to that which it drove him (i.e. to commit that which Iblees committed).
2. Desire: It is that which caused Aadam to be expelled from the Paradise.
3. Jealousy: It is that which caused one of the sons of Aadam to transgress against his brother.
Therefore, whoever is protected from the evil of these three (traits) then indeed he has been protected from evil. For disbelief is from arrogance; disobedience from desires; and transgression and oppression from jealousy. Continue reading →