The way to rid oneself of self-admiration

Posted on November 12, 2014


An-Nawawee said:

“The way to rid oneself of self-admiration is to know that knowledge is a blessing from Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) and a complete favour.
That belongs to Allah (Subhana wa Ta’ala) which He takes away, and that belongs to Him which He gives, and everything has an appointed time with Him, so a person should not develop self-admiration for something that he had nothing to do with and has no control over, and it is not certain that it will last.”

[Al-Majmoo’ 1/55]