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The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

Hadith – 2

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Mentioning Of Pride ..

Allah Subhanahu says :

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَنۡ كَانَ مُخۡتَالًا فَخُوۡرَا

” ….. Allah does not like those who are self – deluding , proud and boastful.”

[Qur’an 4:36]

He further says :     اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخۡتَالٍ فَخُوۡرٍۚ

“… Allah does not like any self – deluded and boastful.”  Qur’an 31:18

In another place the Almighty says :

فَلَبِئۡسَ مَثۡوَى الۡمُتَكَبِّرِيۡنَ…..

“…And indeed , what an evil abode will be for the arrogant.”  [ Qur’an 16:29]

Ibn Mas’ood reported that Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) said : ” He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride will not enter Paradise.” A man remarked , ” O ‘ Allah’s Messenger , a man like his garment to be beautiful and his shoes to be beautiful . ” The Prophet replied , ” Allah is beautiful and likes beauty , pride is disdaining the truth ( with arrogance , vanity) and despising people.”

HAritha Ibn Wahab Radiyallauhuanha reported Allah’s Messinger ( S.A.W) as saying : “Shall I inform you about the inhabitants of the Fire (hell)? They are , ‘ The cruel , the proud and the conceited persons. ‘ “

Abu Sa’eed Radiyallahu anha reported that the Prophet (S.A.W) said : “He who is humble for Allah’s sake to a degree , Allah will exalt his status to one grade until He makes his abode in the higher rank of the High Places ( i.e in Paradise). If anyone is proud against Allah’s orders to a grade , Allah will degrade him until He will put him to the lowest ofthe Low places ( i.e in Hell) “