English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Luqman [Luqman]
Ayat 18. . (Hazrat Luqman said to his son when he was advising him O my son!) “And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah does not like each arrogant boaster.
Ayat 19. “And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass.”
Tafseer of Surah Luqman Ayat 18 and 19. “And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loves not any arrogant boaster. The word “cheek” in English, too, means arrogance or effrontery, with a slightly different shade added, viz.: effrontery from one in an inferior position to one in a superior position. The Arabic usage is wider, and includes smug self-satisfaction and a sense of lofty superiority. Ayat 19. “And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.” The “Golden Mean” is the pivot of the philosophy of Luqman as it is the philosophy of Aristotle and indeed of Islam. And it flows naturally from a true understanding of our relation to Allah and His universe and to our fellow creatures, especially man. In all things be moderate. Do not go at the pace, and do not stand stationary or slow. Do not be talkative and do not be silent. Do not be loud and do not be timid or half-hearted. Do not be too confident, and do not be cowed down. If you have patience, it is to give you constancy and determination that you may bravely carry on the struggle of life. If you have humility, it is to save you from unseemly swagger, not to curb your right spirit and your reasoned determination.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Harithah bin Wahab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah ﷺ [SAWW](PBUH) saying, “Shall I not inform you about the people of Jannah? It is every person who is modest and humble (before Allah), a person who is considered weak and is looked down upon but if he adjures Allah, Allah will certainly give him what he desires. Now shall I not inform you about the inmates of Hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud man”.
[Al-Bukhari Book 06, Chapter 60, Hadith # 440].
Lesson: as mentioned above in Surah Luqman Ayat 18. “O my son!)”And turn not your face away from men with pride” This Hadith tells us about distinction of such weak, poor and secluded persons who do not have any important position in society but are so eminent in the realm of piety that, out of their utmost trust in Allah, if they take an oath for something, Almighty Allah fulfills their oath. Thus, this Hadith highlights the importance of modesty and condemns pride, miserliness and lust for name and fame.