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Love of fame

May Allah for the sake of His Supreme Messenger save us from fame and publicity gained by prohibited means. By Allah ! Greed for fame is a great calamity. The Blessed Messenger has warned, 'Two hungry wolves left amongst a herd of sheep do not cause as much harm as is caused by greed of wealth and fame to a man's religion'. (Musnad Imam Ahmad, V5, P350, Hadith 15784, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)

In Hell without being judged

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar reports that the Blessed Prophet  has said, 'Six types of people will be put into Hell without being judged'. He was asked, 'O Messenger of Allah who are they?' He replied, '(1) Leaders, due to their cruelty, (2) Arabs, due to their prejudice, (3) Tribe leaders, due to their arrogance, (4) Traders, due to fraud, (5) Villagers, due to their ignorance, (6) And scholars due to their jealousy.' (Ittihaf-us-Sada-tul-Muttaqeen, V9, P486, Dar-ul-Kutubul Ilmiyyah Beirut)

He also warned, 'A hasid, tale teller and 'kahin' are not of me and I am not of them'. (Majma'uzzawaid, V8, P173, Hadith 13126, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)

What is a Kahin?

A 'kahin' is someone who asks jinns about the unseen and then tells others. The Holy Qur'an has clearly said that jinns do not possess knowledge of the unseen. People who capture jinns and ask them reasons of diseases and things of the unseen must repent. People who think that bodies can be possessed by the spirits of pious saints are severely mistaken, they are actually possessed by jinns that falsely claim to be saints and use a few words of wisdom to draw attention towards them selves. Their true purpose is not to spread goodness but to have fun by seeing men and women sitting together. Areas and families where ignorance prevails are usually full of such jinn jokes.

Jinn friends

AlaHazrat says that Sayyiduna Shaikh Muhiyyuddeen ibn Arabi says, 'The least amount of harm that is caused by making a jinn your friend is that it makes you arrogant. An arrogant man is a fool; he seriously believes that arrogance will earn him respect, which is a serious mistake because humbleness is what makes a man great. Flowers only blossom on soil that is soft and humble.

Humility is greatness

A Hadith states, 'One who makes himself humble for the sake of Allah will be raised by Him to the level of the illiyyeen and one who is arrogant in the affairs of Allah is lowered by him to the basest level'. (Musnad Imam Ahmad, Hadith 11724, V4, P152)


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