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Benefit: Belittling the People

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  On the authority of Ibn Mubārak who said: “Whoever belittles the scholars has forsaken his hereafter; whoever belittles the leaders has forsaken his worldly life and whoever belittles the brothers has forsaken his honour” [Siyar Aʿlām al-Nubalāʾ 15/425].

Commentary of Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razāq al-Badr: Looking at the people in a belittling manner is a form of pride and arrogance. The intelligent one does not look at anyone in a belittling manner. The one who belittles the people then this will be his punishment [i.e. the aforementioned saying of Ibn Mubārak].

Source: al-Istikhfāf bi al-Nās
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

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