Love of fame
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
'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
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
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.
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
raised by Him to the level of the illiyyeen and one who is
arrogant in the affairs of Allah
by him to the basest level'.
(Musnad Imam Ahmad, Hadith
11724, V4, P152)