Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love of Personal Fame

Love of personal fame is a grave sin. (Allah Almighty is forgiving but grave sins are not forgiven unless specifically asked for forgiveness. Such sins are indeed grave. A single grave sin has the possibility of pulling a person to hell on the Judgment Day-all other actions being favourable. ) A sweeper who was working in our (Hazrat Shaikh's) house used to say, "The dumplings of praise-neither sweet nor sour". Very wise saying indeed.

(Praise is tasteless, in bad taste.)

(An oft repeated saying)