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Diseases of the Soul – 7 Self Admiration Ujb

Imam Musa al-Kazim (a) said: “There are several levels of ‘ujb. One of them is when one’s bad actions appear to him as good; he reckons them as good and loves himself, imagining that he is performing virtuous deeds. Another level of ‘ujb is represented by a person who believes that by having faith in […]

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    Imam Musa al-Kazim (a) said: "There are several levels of 'ujb. One of them is when one's bad actions appear to him as good; he reckons them as good and loves himself, imagining that he is performing virtuous deeds. Another level of 'ujb is represented by a person who believes that by having faith in God he has done God a favour; whereas (in reality) it is God Almighty who has conferred a favour on him (by endowing him with faith). [Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 313, hadith # 3]

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