MODESTY (32)

HOW TO ACQUIRE MODESTY?

Sheikhul Islam Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmāni Sahib حفظه الله has advised that in order to acquire the quality of modesty, one should regard himself to be a servant of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. One should always have the mindset that one is obliged to obey Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله in all circumstances. If one is appointed to a high position, one should resolve that all duties associated with the post must be observed diligently and honestly. One should regard himself as a slave because a slave has no rights and submit without questioning. One should acknowledge that whatever bounties that are experienced are indeed the favours of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. By adopting this mindset will ensure that one is endowed with the qualities of gratitude and modesty.

Furthermore, one should never look down upon the performance of good deeds as insignificant nor should one become proud. The Saalik should think that his acts of obedience are worthless but it is the mercy of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله that by virtue of Him accepting the virtuous deeds, they become valuable. This is the simple method of attaining the blessing of modest

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