Lesson On Humility. Oct 17, 2019 20:36:45 GMT
Post by yusuf on Oct 17, 2019 20:36:45 GMT
The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said "He who humbles himself before Allah, Allah elevates [in degree]."
In other words, to he who increases himself in humility and abasement, Allah Ta'ala grants more exalted state. The fuqara, therefore, get high station from their Lord through their abasement.
We have an excellent lesson on this from the life of the Leader of mankind and jinn, the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sayyadina Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, where Abu Sa'eed aal-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, related that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam:--
"Used to feed his camel, sweep [his] house, mend [his] sandals, patch [his] clothes, milk [his] sheep,
eat with his servant and help him grind, when he [the servant] got tired. He was not embarrassed to
carry his goods from the bazaar to his family. He would shake hands with both the rich and the poor;
he was the first to greet people; he would not scorn any meal of which he was invited to partake, even
if this was unripe and dry dates. He made do with free supplies [of provision], he was gentle of character,
generous of nature, pleasant of company; his face was cheerful, he smiled much, without laughing and
showed [his] sadness without frowning; he was humble without being self-effacing, generous without
being extravagant; his heart was gentle, he was compassionate to every Muslim; he would never eat his
fill and he would never stretch his hand to a thing that he desired."
Culled from: Abu'l-Qasim al-Qushayri's 'Epistle On Sufism'.