The Humbleness of Heart

"And the servants of the Beneficent Allah(God) are they who walk on the earth in humbleness, and when the ignorant address them, they say: Peace " (Quran: 25/63)

The "Humbleness of heart" which the Holy Quran and the Hadith speak of, connotes a restfulness of heart arising out of the awareness of Allah(God)'s majesty .

This quality, once acquired, shows its spiritual fruitfulness in making the obedience to Allah(God) and submission to Him easy and pleasant for one; sometimes it reflects itself even in the bodily posture and appearance of the man who has acquired it, for such a man always behaves in a disciplined and polite manner, is modest and humble.

If a man does not bear genuine fear of Allah(God) and awareness of Allah(God)'s majesty in his heart, he does not, with all his external modesty and downcast looks, really possess the quality of humbleness of heart.

The exact position and value of "Humbleness of heart" is with regard to the Prayers. The Holy Quran repeatedly stress its importance as in: "Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance." (Quran: 20/14)

Ibrahim Nakhai has said: "Humbleness of heart does not mean wearing rough clothes and keeping the head bowed down. Humbleness of heart is to treat the high and the low alike in matters of truth, and to keep the heart free to devote itself entirely to Allah(God) and to the performance of what Allah(God) has made obligatory for you."

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