Yesterday,I have a not so nice experience when I asked for explaination about my application at one of the service counters at a government department in Putrajaya.The officer asked me,"Are you an engineer?".I replied yes.Then he said,"You should know this!".The implication of that statement hurts my feeling.A simple explaination will do.I only asked for a sample to submit my application.
I got two choices-argue my case or just leave.Since I donot wish to be 'elevated' to the officer's level of arrogance,I smiled and left with a thank you to him.It is better for my heart.
Below is a short note I wish to share with my fellow readers:
Getting close to Allah by voluntary deeds is only done by those people who are completely humble and submissive to Allah. Similarly, having love for the beloved servants of Allah (His Auliya) only comes about through humility and humbleness. Furthermore, some of Allah's beloved servants are the poorest and most humble people of this world. One must love them and be kind to them and accept them as one's brothers. This can only be accomplished by those who are humble and free of arrogant pride. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) stated,
"Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one boasts over another." [Muslim]
"Commentary on the Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi" - Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo, pp. 1439-1441