Dua/Reminder to avoid pride in times of success: Haza min fadli rabbi

هَـٰذَا مِن فَضْلِ رَبِّى لِيَبْلُوَنِىٓ ءَأَشْكُرُ أَمْ أَكْفُرُ ۖ وَمَن شَكَرَ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِۦ ۖ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ رَبِّى غَنِىٌّ كَرِيمٌ

“This is by the grace of my Lord to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful, it is only for their own good. But whoever is ungrateful, surely my Lord is Self-Sufficient, Most Generous.”

To remember that ups and downs of life is a test…it is easy to remember Allah in times of sadness but very difficult in times of success.

Context : 27.An-Naml.
Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, “This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.”
Here Suliman Alehesalam who is a king when he realized the power he has been given and dominion he has in his control … he did not become intoxicated with pride … but remembered Allah !!!! he recognized reality … and that is what we should also remember in times of success and power and when we realize a favor of Allah upon us … we should attribute it to Allah and remember that we are being tested through this.
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