Arrogance – Pride
Always stay away from pride (arrogance). I have often seen that Allah insults and disgraces one who is arrogant. Arrogance results in failure, disappointment, insult and disrepute.
Allah does not like such proud people who walk arrogantly; the earth and the sky curses such people.
(Wasael – 2, p. 472)
An arrogant man is an enemy of good people.
(Wasael – 2, p. 330)
Arrogance and pride results in madness and foolishness. Otherwise what is the cause of a man’s arrogance? He should remember his beginning and end. In the beginning he was a drop of ‘najis’ sperm and in the end he is going to die. After this what reason does he have for arrogance?
(Mustadrak – 2, p. 330)
It is said in the tradition that there is an excreta in one’s stomach so that his pride gets destroyed. One who carries such dirt in ones stomach, why should he be proud?
(Furu-e-Kafi-3, p 70)
Son, stay away from arrogance-pride. Don’t wear dress which touches the ground. It gives rise to pride and it deprives one even of the scent of heaven.
(Wasael-ush-Shia, p. 286)
The grave of such a type of man falls in hell and his fate is linked with Qarun. Qarun was also sucked in the ground.
(Wasael-us-Shia, p. 283)
If you keep sitting when others get up out of respect, it is a kind of arrogance. One who sits out of pride, and excepts others to stand around him, Allah considers him as one of the inmates of hell.
(Jameus-sadaat - 1, p. 309)
(Those in power and elders, keep this in mind – Jawadi)
Aimme-masoomeen (a.m.s.) have shown the remedy for arrogance (pride). Patched clothes, old shoes, dirt-filled face, personally carrying provisions from bazaar, riding ordinary animal and the company of poor and destitute, and they have adopted this way of life.
(Mustadrak-2, p. 235)Allah has snatched away blessings from those who are proud. Everyone knows the fate of shaitan. His pride and arrogance on one occasion deprived him of such a blessing like nearness to Allah. So beware, save yourself from such a cruel fate