Responding to praise

Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

People praise you for what they imagine you are, so be sure that you blame yourself for what you know you are.

Gained from Shaykh Hamza Karamali’s beneficial SunniPath Blog Article: Praise Leads to Delusion

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1 Response to Responding to praise

  1. gazala says:

    Salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,
    That’s a beautiful piece of advice, jzk.

    That reminds me of Syedina Abu Bakr’s (RadiAllah’anhu) dua when anyone praised him which goes something like this: Allahumaj’alni khairun mimma yadhunnoon (Oh Allah, make me better than what they think of me), wala tu akhidhdni bema yaquloon (and don’t hold me accountable of what they say about me), waghfirli maa laa ya’lamoon (and forgive me for what they do not know about me).
    I had heard it at a jumu’ah khutbah at Baytown, Houston. Someone may want to refer it and print it in arabic, inshaAllah.

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