Surah Al Baqarah:83-91

How can I control the negative effects of arrogance and desires in my life, so that I don’t waste this opportunity to absorb the Quran, so that I can make a positive change in my life?

The first thing that comes to my mind is the gist of the hadith of Prophet(saw) when he(saw) said that whoever has a  mustard seed of arrogance won’t be able to enter Jannah. Arrogance in duniya can destroy my akhira so the key is to remember akhira. Also, trying to learn from those who are better than us will keep us humble and not arrogant.

Knowing the worth of duniya is also important as I am only here for a very short time. I don’t know when the clocks will stop working for me, so insh’Allah that would make me akhira oriented.

Moreover, the knowledge that I am getting is a fadl from Allah. If He wishes He can take it from me within seconds so there is no point in being arrogant or thinking that we are superior to anyone because we may know a little more than someone who is not acquiring this ilm.

Being consistent with duas, a constant link with the Quran and giving a sadqah every time I feel superior to anyone will also help me insh’Allah.

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Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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1 Response to Surah Al Baqarah:83-91

  1. Uzma Jawed says:

    I really like what you said about “trying to learn from those who are better than us will keep us humble and not arrogant”.

    We often believe that we are the best, that we can make no mistakes and that we are always right. If we constantly try to remember and read about the amazing people who lived before us and are also living now amidst us, we can truly relaize that we are indeed not that great and we still have much more to learn. This would definitely have a humbling effect on us. (Inshallah!)

    Another thing that you mentioned about “the knowledge that I am getting is a fadl from Allah”, I definitely agree. It is so easy to become proud and arrogant that we are attaining all this ilm. But we need to constantly remember that Allah has given us the brain, hidaya, resources and the ability to attain this knowledge. May Allah always help us to remember the true reason of attaining the knowledge of deen and always let us be the ‘abd’ of Allah! Ameen!

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