Too Much Praise and False Humility

Saad Tasleem

Channel: Saad Tasleem

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What do you do when somebody praises you way too much. You're watching hashtag asleep.

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So it's common in the Muslim community, when somebody is praised or praised too much out of a false sense of humility. They may say something like, Listen, don't praise me or something like that, or, you know, just to show that they're humble, they'll reject the praise. And so I've had a lot this is actually not the correct Islamic approach to when somebody praises you. Yes, islamically you're supposed to check the status of the heart. And we're supposed to remind ourselves that whatever we're being praised for that is indeed a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. And indeed, all praise does indeed belong to Allah Spano Tiana. However, we also have to remember that it is a prophet

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sallallahu sallam, who said that the one who doesn't think that people is not actually thanking Allah subhana wa Tada. So sometimes when somebody is praising you, or they're thanking you, it's actually their way of thanking Allah subhanaw taala. So we shouldn't reject that praise. But in terms of what's going on in our heart, one of the favorite dogs that I've come across is the author of a book called The love that I'm actually been narrated on some other companions as well. And that is basically that when they would be praised, they would remind themselves of three things. They would say, oh, Allah, make me better than what this person is saying about me. So somebody says to

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you, you're so great, You're so awesome. You say, oh, Allah, make me better than what they're saying. And then they would say, oh, Allah, don't hold me accountable for what this saying what this person is saying about me. So basically, you say to yourself, or you call it to a less parent out and you say, you know, I know these people are praising me, and I may not be that great. So don't hold me accountable to those standards. And the third thing that they would say is, oh, Allah, forgive me for what these people don't know about me. The reality is that we all have shortcomings. We all have mistakes. And if our life was put out there, then we would all feel bad about ourselves,

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but it is a loss penalty Allah who has covered up our sins and covered up our faults. And so we asked a loss penalty added to keep those faults covered, and a loss of data does best said I'm not going to light