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Faqihul Ummah: Remedy For Pride And Vanity

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SUMMARY OF LETTER

 Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I am afflicted with the deadly maladies of pride, vanity and anger, etc. Please advise me with the remedy for these ailments.

SUMMARY OF REPLY

Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Brother

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

Always keep in mind your origin and what will be your end. Consider that fact that you were born from an impure droplet. Impure blood nourished you and became part of your body while you were in the womb of your mother. When you were born, what was your condition? You could not distinguish anything. You could not even express your needs. In every aspect you were dependent on others.

 

Gradually you grew up while going through various conditions. Even at this moment you are carrying much impurities and filth within you. How much impurities and filth do you not expel daily? Moreover, what great bounties Allah Ta'ala has blessed you with for which you cannot ever thank him.

 

Your ending in this world is with death. When you reach the grave, you will become food for the ants. Your body will burst in the grave. Terrible difficulties could affect one (an evildoer) in the grave. If one is afflicted by punishment, there is nobody in the grave to plead to. Allah forbid, if the angels of punishment are appointed over one in the grave, what will become one's condition?

   Sit in solitude and ponder deeply over these realities. Insha-Allah the maladies of pride, vanity, wrongful anger, etc. will be eliminated. (Maktoobaat)

 

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