Humility is one of the greatest
blessings that Allaah can bestow upon His slave. He says (interpretation of the
“And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe
and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you”( Aal ‘Imraan
“And verily, you (O Muhammad) are on an exalted (standard of)
This refers to the Prophet (PBUM) being a true slave of ALLAH(SWT) in many ways
and his treating all people with the utmost kindness. His character was one of
complete humility based on sincerity towards ALLAH(SWT) and compassion towards
the slaves of ALLAH (SWT) which was the complete opposite of the characteristics
of the proud and arrogant.
There are many means of attaining humility, which no Muslim adopts but he will
attain this characteristic.
Humility comes from knowing about ALLAH (SWT) and His names and attributes, and
His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him; and also from
knowing about oneself and one’s faults, and weaknesses. From that may develop
the attitude of humility, which means feeling helpless before ALLAH (SWT), and
being humble and compassionate towards His slaves, so that the person does not
feel superior towards anyone, or think that he has any rights over anyone else;
rather he thinks that others are better than him, and that their rights come
before his. This is a characteristic that ALLAH(SWT) gives to those whom He
loves, honours and draws close to Him. AS ALLAHA (SWT) Said in Surah Alhaj:
O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily!
Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though
they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from
them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both)
the seeker and the sought. (Surah Alhaj 73).
So Imagine what is our worth and what is the worth of those to whom we give more
value than ALLAH (SWT). Why we are so not Obeying ALLAH and Sunnah of Holy
Prophet (PBUH) Then why we human being are so arrogant we have not enough power
to snatch the thing anything from the fly which snatch anything from our mouth.
Think over it what is our worth that we not able to control even single hormone
of our body what power of Creator Who Has blessed us with balanced body with
hormone never ending flow of blood without disturbing us. Then why we become so
arrogant we not able to say thanks to ALLAH to all His blessing. When we say
Thanks to ALLAH (SWT) then He increase His blessing as it mention in Quran. In
next Ayah ALLAH (SWT) Complaint to our attitude toward ALLAH (SWT) that is:
They have not estimated Allah His Rightful Estimate; Verily, Allah is
All-Strong, All-Mighty (Surah Alhaj:74).
That is very true and its represent Human attitude when he get any achievement
in life he began to think that he is all and all. All his achievement is only
his own effort there is nothing behind but why we forget all that we get it with
the blessing of ALLAH (SWT). It was possible that we would not be able to get
those opportunities, not born in rich family etc. If we think like that then we
would be able to remain humble.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of ALLAH (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Wealth does not decrease because of
charity, and ALLAH increases His slave in honour when he forgives others. And no
one humbles himself before ALLAH but ALLAH will raise him (in status).”
Its very true when we develop the quality of humbleness in our personality it
will increase our status before ALLAHA Almighty and people too. May ALLAHA (SWT)
Help us to develop this attribute in our personality and we may become more
helpful to others Ameen.