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Rejecting the truth and despising people

Pride lives in the heart and soul but produces discernible signs and attitude that announce it. The hadith points to these products of arrogance to help in its identification and treatment. Furthermore, by understanding what the signs of arrogance are, we can distinguish between arrogance and other permissible feelings and acts.

The Messenger (saw) said: “The one who has an ant’s weight of arrogance in their heart shall not enter Paradise.” A man said: “Indeed, one loves his clothes and his shoes to be nice.” He said: “Allah is beautiful and loves beautification. Arrogance is rejection of the truth and the belittling of people.” (Muslim)

There are many lessons we can learn from such a short speech that was delivered on 9th Dhul Hijjah 10 AH in the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat.