Advice from Hassan al Basri (avoid being proud)

He advised some of his students admonishing the about avoiding the state of being proud. he said:

1. Do not deceive yourself into becoming too proud because you are in a good or righteous environment, for there is no place that is better than Paradise, and our father Adam, experienced there what is known to all.
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2. Do not become proud merely because you worship often, for consider what happened to Iblis (Satan) after he spent a great deal of time worshipping.

3. Do not think of yourself great because you have met with righteous people, for for there is no man more righteous than the Prophet , yet the disbelievers and hypocrites did not benefit by simply knowing him.

From: Gems and Jewels: Wise sayings, interesting events & moral lessons from Islamic history.

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