Hadith on Humility: Preventing Wrongdoing and Arrogance in Islam

📖Riyad as-Salihin 1589
‘Iyad bin Himar (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another.”

  • This hadith from Riyad as-Salihin, narrated by Iyad bin Himar, states that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that Allah has revealed to him that we should adopt humility. By being humble, no one would wrong another, and no one would be arrogant and look down on others. The hadith emphasizes the importance of humility in Islam. Humility is a virtue that involves recognizing one’s own limitations, weaknesses, and faults while also acknowledging the strengths, abilities, and good qualities of others. It involves treating others with kindness, respect, and compassion, without being arrogant or judgmental. The hadith teaches that adopting humility is essential for creating a just and peaceful society. By avoiding arrogance and treating others with respect, we can prevent disputes and conflicts from arising. Humility also helps us to develop strong relationships with others and foster a sense of unity and brotherhood in the community.

In summary, this hadith reminds us of the importance of humility in Islam. By adopting humility, we can create a just and peaceful society where everyone is treated with respect and kindness, and no one is wronged or looked down upon.