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Akhlaq >> Self-Admiration

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الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا وَحدَةَ أوحَشُ مِنَ العُجبِ.

There is no loneliness more miserable than self-admiration.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 113; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العُجبُ يُظهِرُ النَّقيصَةَ.

Self-admiration shows up your faults
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 954; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العُجبُ حُمقٌ.

Self-admiration is foolishness
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 62; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سَيِّئَةٌ تَسوؤكَ خَيرٌ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ مِن حَسَنَةٍ تُعجِبُكَ.

An evil deed [of yours] that upsets you is better in the sight of Allah than a good deed which you feel proud about
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 46; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ أن تَرضى عَن نَفسِكَ فَيَكثُرَ السّاخِطُ عَلَيكَ

Beware of self-satisfaction lest it increases the cause for [Allah’s] wrath against you
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2642; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَمَرَةُ العُجبِ البَغضاءُ .

The consequence of self-admiration is hatred [of other people towards you].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4606; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإعجابُ ضِدُّ الصَّوابِ، وآفَةُ الألبابِ .

Self-admiration is the opposite of proper conduct, and is the bane of the hearts.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 74; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 831

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العُجبُ يُفسِدُ العَقلَ .

Self-admiration corrupts reason
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 726; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الإعجابُ يَمنَعُ الازدِيادَ .

Self-admiration prevents progress
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, no. 167; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ الباقرُ أو الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِمَا الّسَلامُ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ تَبارَكَ وتَعالى يَقولُ: إنَّ مِن عِبادي مَن يَسأ لُني الشَّيءَ مِن طاعَتي لاُِحِبَّهُ، فأصرِفُ ذلكَ عَنهُ لِكَي لا يُعجِبَهُ عَمَلُه.

Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, says, ‘Verily from among My servants is he who asks Me to enable him to perform an act of obedience to Me in order that he may procure My love, but I however, withhold that from him in order that he does not come to feel proud of that action of his.
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Zuhd li al-Husayn b. Sa`aid, p. 68, no. 179; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ الباقرُ أو الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِمَا الّسَلامُ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ تَبارَكَ وتَعالى يَقولُ: إنَّ مِن عِبادي مَن يَسأ لُني الشَّيءَ مِن طاعَتي لاُِحِبَّهُ، فأصرِفُ ذلكَ عَنهُ لِكَي لا يُعجِبَهُ عَمَلُه.

Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, says, ‘Verily from among My servants is he who asks Me to enable him to perform an act of obedience to Me in order that he may procure My love, but I however, withhold that from him in order that he does not come to feel proud of that action of his.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Zuhd li al-Husayn b. Sa`aid, p. 68, no. 179; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن دَخَلَهُ العُجبُ هَلَكَ.

He who is overtaken by self-admiration perishes
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 313, no. 2; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ في صِفَةِ العاقِلِ ـ: يَستَكثِرُ قَليلَ الخَيرِ مِن غَيرِهِ، ويَستَقِلُّ كَثيرَ الخَيرِ مِن نَفسِهِ.

He regards the little good that others do as being much and regards the abundance of good that he himself does as being little
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 1, p. 132, no. 184; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِستَقلِلْ مِن نَفسِكَ كَثيرَ الطّاعَةِ للّه‏ِِ؛ إزراءً عَلَى النَّفسِ وتَعَرُّضاً لِلعَفوِ.

Undervalue the abundant acts of obedience that you perform for Allah, in contempt of your lower self and in order to expose yourself to Allah’s pardon
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 285; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 832

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قالَ إبليسُ ـ لَعنةُ اللّه‏ِ عَلَيهِ ـ لِجُنودِهِ: إذا استَمكَنتُ مِنِ ابنِ آدَمَ في ثَلاثٍ لَم اُبالِ ما عَمِلَ؛ فإنَّهُ غَيرُ مَقبولٍ مِنهُ: إذا استَكثَرَ عَمَلَهُ، ونَسِيَ ذَنبَهُ، ودَخَلَهُ العُجبُ .

Iblis [Satan] – may Allah’s curse be on him – says to his troops, ‘If I can gain mastery over three things in man, I will no longer care how much good he does for it will not be accepted from him: if he overrates his good deeds, forgets his sins, and is overcome by self-admiration
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 112, no. 86; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 833

الإمام عليّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما لاِبنِ آدمَ والعُجبَ ؟! وأوَّلُهُ نُطفَةٌ مَذِرَةٌ، وآخِرُهُ جيفَةٌ قَذِرَةٌ، وَهُوَ بَينَ ذلكَ يَحمِلُ العَذِرَةَ؟!

What is the matter with man that he is so given to self-admiration when his origin was but a putrid droplet, and his end is as a filthy corpse, and between these states he is but a vessel for excrement?!
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9666; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 833

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سُدَّ سَبيلَ العُجبِ بِمَعرِفةِ النَّفسِ .

Block the path of self-admiration through self-knowledge
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 285] ; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 833

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إن كانَ المَمَرُّ عَلَى الصِّراطِ حَقّاً فالعُجبُ لِماذا؟!

If crossing the Sirat [Bridge extended over Hell] is a reality, then wherefore the need for self-admiration?!
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Amali al-Saduq, p. 16, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 833