Guidance of Islam regarding Arrogance

Here are only a few of the many guidance that Islam has provided warning against arrogance.

And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.
And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys.”

(Quran Surah Luqmaan Ayah 31:18-19)

It was narrated from ‘Abd-AllaahibnMas’ood that the Prophet (SAW) said: “No one who has an atom’s-weight of arrogance in his heart will enter Paradise.” A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what if a man likes his clothes and his shoes to look good?” He said, “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.”
(Muslim, 91)

It was narrated from ‘AmribnShu’ayb via his father and grandfather that the Prophet (SAW) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, the arrogant will be gathered like ants in the form of men. Humiliation will overwhelm them from all sides. They will be driven to a prison in Hell called Bawlas, with the hottest fire rising over them, and they will be given to drink of the juice of the inhabitants of Hell, which is teenat al-khabaal.”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2492; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2025)

Islam regarding Arrogance


 

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“Once a man was walking along in a new set of clothes, with a swagger to his step, pleased with himself, Allah caused the earth to swallow him and he will keep sinking until the Last Day.”
(Bukhari)

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“Tyrants and the arrogant will be raised on the last Day as grain strewn under feet that the people will walk upon.”
(At-Tirmidhi, Ahmad)

HarithaibnWahb reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about the companions of Paradise? They are every humble person considered weak, but if they gave an oath by Allah it would be fulfilled. Shall I not tell you about the companions of Hellfire? They are every cruel, haughty, and arrogant person.”
(Bukhari, Muslim)

Follow the link to listen to one of the best lectures on Ego and Arrogance by Ustad Nouman Ali Khan
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