Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd mentor mentioned that some people become arrogant due to seeking knowledge. What is the best way to avoid this?


From the ways to avoid that [becoming arrogant due to seeking knowledge] is by:

  • Always looking at those who are better than you in knowledge and good deeds, and not to look at those who are lesser than you
  • Reminding oneself that this knowledge that you have obtained was not obtained due to your intelligence; rather it was a favor from Allah upon you
  • Increasing in [gaining] knowledge for verily the more you know, the more humble you become
  • Realizing that no one is better than the other except in piety
  • Pondering over what Allah has prepared for those who are humble
  • Reading the biographies of the scholars, [and pondering over the fact] that the knowledge [they attained] only increased them in humility for Allah

~ Abu Fajr AbdulFattaah bin Uthman