Aisha RadiyAllaahu ‘anhaa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
“Verily, gentleness is not in anything except that it beautifies it, and it is not removed from anything except that it disgraces it.”
Source: Sahih Muslim 2594
Humility and humbleness are among the foundations of the religion and its core whereas, pride contradicts Islam.
The origin of humility is found in the verse: (سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا) (We hear and obey) [Al-Baqarah 285]. This means we hear what you have said our Lord in the Quran and what Your Messenger has said.
Humility and pride are two distinct traits that are not hidden from anyone. Let’s look at the differences between the two:
The humble person submits to the truth no matter who it comes from. He does not care about his old views, speech or position. He aides the truth whenever it becomes clear to him its right.
The arrogant stubborn one clings inflexibly to his speech, actions and ways. In fact he has a high opinion of his speech and deeds. When the truth is made clear to him, he turns up his nose arrogantly; as he is amazed with himself. Having this trait lowers a person to a very low status.
The person with humility spreads the greetings of peace to the young and old, to those of high status and low. He treats everyone the same.
The conceited person does not give salaams or even look at the needy and poor. He has no concern for their needs and he will not even intermingle with them.
The humble individual is loved by Allah and His servants. He is always close to good and distant from evil, sin and transgression.
The arrogant one is hated by Allah and His servants. He is always distant from piety and righteousness and close to evil, sin and transgression.
Humbleness is a quality to the Prophets and Messengers. This attribute is for the God fearing and Guided. Arrogance is a characteristic of the tyrants and oppressors.
Humility increases a person’s nobility and raises his status until he eventually reaches the ranks of those loved and pleased by Allah.
How many humble people attain love and charity! How many times is a person with humility praised! How often do people supplicate to Allah for a modest man!
On one hand, there is not a humble person to Allah, except that the Most Merciful raises his rank. On the other hand, there is not an arrogant person except Allah lowers his status.
Source: Shaykh Abdur Rahman As-Sa’dee - Majmu’ As-Sa’dee vol 22/ 150-153
Question: Is the external use of perfumes and scents which contain a certain amount of alcohol permissible to clean wounds?
Answer: The answer to this question requires clarification on two points:
Firstly: Is Khamr unclean, or not?
On this question, scholars have differed…most of them say that the alcohol is physically impure, meaning that if it is spilt on the clothing or the body, it must be purified. There are also among the scholars those who say that alcohol is not physically impure, because physical impurity is a legal ruling, which requires evidence, and there is no evidence of that. And if it is not confirmed by legal evidence that alcohol is impure, then fundamentally, it is pure. Some may say that the evidence is in the Book of Allaah, the Most High:
“O you who believe! Khamr (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al-Ansaab, and Al-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are Rijs of Shaitaan’s (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.”
-[Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:90]
And Rijs means filth, as Allaah, the Most High says:
“Say (O Muhammad): “I find not in that which has been inspired to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maitah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth (by slaughtering or the like), or the flesh of swine (pork, etc.) for that surely is impure, or impious (unlawful) meat (of an animal) which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allaah.””
[Surah al-An’am 6:145]
That is, the above mentioned foods, the Maitah, pork or blood poured forth are all Rijs, meaning unclean. And the evidence that Rijs here means unclean is the saying of the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wassalam) concerning the skin of the dead animal, that water purifies it, so his saying: “It purifies it” is a proof that it was unclean, and this is something well known to the scholars. But it may be said in reply to this that what is meant by Rijs here is spiritual unlceanness, not physical uncleanness, the of which is the Words of Allaah, the Most High:
“Rijs of Shaitaan’s (Satan) handiwork.”
[Surah al-Ma’idah 5:90]
Additional evidence is the fact that gambling, Al-Ansab and Al-Azlam are not physically unclean, and the description (Rijs) here is all four: alcoholic drinks, gambling Al-Ansab and Al-Azlam… and if the description applies to all four of these things, then the ruling on all of them is the same.
Also, those who say that alcohol is not physically unclean have another proof from the Sunnah, which is that when the prohibition of alcoholic drinks was revealed, the Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wassalam) did not order the vessel to be washed clean of it. Likewise, the Companions emptied them out in the markets, and if it was unclean, they would not have emptied them out in the markets, because that would necessitate pollution being spread throughout them.
Secondly: Since it is clear that the Khamr is not physically unclean - and that is the most authoritative saying in my opinion – then alcohol is not physically impure, but spiritually impure, because the alcohol which inebriates is Khamr, according to the words of the Prohpet (Sallallaahu alayhi wassalam):
“Everything which inebriates is Khamr.”
And if it is Khamr, then its useas a beverage or a food , by being mixed with certain food to give flavour to it is clearly forbidden by the Book and agreement of the Scholars. But as for use for other things, such as cleansing bacteria and the like, it is a matter of opinion, and whoever avoids it is more prudent… but I cannot say that it is forbidden, though I do not use it myself, except when necessary, such as sterilising wounds and such likes.
-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 2, p26-28, DARUSSALAM
The original rule concerning perfumes and scents which are common among people is that they are lawful except that which is known to be containing ingredients that render it prohibited to use such as alcohol, impurities and the like. Otherwise, the original rule is that all perfumes, such as aloes, ambergris, musk, etc. are lawful.
If one knows that a certain perfume contains prohibited ingredients such as alcohol or a kind of impurity one must abandon it. This includes eau de cologne, for it is proved medically that it contains a percentage of alcohol which is an intoxicant, so one should abandon it, unless there are pure kinds. All praise be to Allah, there are so many perfumes which Allah has made lawful that make us dispense with using those which contain alcohol. Similarly, any kind of food or drink that contains intoxicants should be abandoned. The rule is whatever intoxicates in large quantities, a small amount of it is Haram (prohibited). The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is Haram. May Allah grant us success.
- Shaykh Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd Allah ibn Baaz
It is not permissible to wear perfume that contains an alcoholic substance if a large amount of that substance causes intoxication. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is Haram (prohibited).”
Also, Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) has described Khamr (intoxicant) and all kinds of alcoholic beverages as an abomination. Allah
(Exalted be He) says:
O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansâb, and Al-Azlâm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitan’s (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
-Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
- Bakr Abu Zayd
- Salih Al-Fawzan
- `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh
- `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
"Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you." (Surah al- Hujurat:13)
Ugh I hate it when people lie to me. Like what are you afraid of by telling me the truth? So what if it’s going to have an effect on me, just don’t lie to me.
You say you lower your gaze and that whenever a female passes by you make sure to keep your eyes down. So then why do you feel it’s okay to constantly see females online? Is not seeing an icon picture over and over not lowering your gaze? Just think about it…