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Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar

Commenting on the foregoing verse, a renowned exegetist of adīš and Quran Muftī Amad Yār Khān Na’īmī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has stated: ‘This verse was revealed about the people who were proud of their good deeds and would brag about their alāĥs, fasts and other acts of worship. The mere fact that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ knows everything, is sufficient. Why should a person boast about his piety and cleanliness! The pleasant thing is when the servant says ‘I am a sinner’ but Allah عَـزَّوَجَــلَّ says ‘he is pious’. Sayyidunā Abū Bakr iddīq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ had this great rank.’ (Nūr-ul-‘Irfān, pp. 841, 842)

Commenting on the foregoing verse, ujjat-ul-Islam, Sayyidunā Imām Abū āmid Muhammad Bin Muhammad Bin Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘Sayyidunā Ibn Jurayj رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has said, ‘After performing a good deed, one should not say, ‘I have performed (this) deed.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm,  vol. 3, pp. 452)

5 Sayings of saints condemning self-satisfaction

1.          The mother of the believers, Sayyidatunā ‘Āishaĥ iddīqaĥ رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا was once asked, ‘When does a person become a sinner?’ She replied, ‘A person becomes a sinner when he considers himself to be righteous.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 3, pp. 452)

2. A famous Tābi’ī saint, Sayyidunā Zayd Bin Aslam          عَـلَيْـهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡاَکۡرَم has stated, ‘Do not say that you are a



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