۱۹ تیر ۱۳۹۹ | Jul 9, 2020
Humble Submission to Allah

اَللّـهُمَّ ارْزُقْني فيهِ طاعَةَ الْخاشِعينَ،

O Allah, on this day, grant me the obedience of the humble,

وَاشْرَحْ فيهِ صَدْري بإنابة الْمخْبِتينَ،

expand my chest through the repentance of the humble,

بأمانك يا أمان الْخائِفينَ.

by Your security, O the shelter of the fearful.

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The Concept of Khushū‘ [Humble Submission to Allah] in the Quran

Khushū‘ is a sense of extreme humbleness, both physically and spiritually, which one experiences when being in the presence of an extremely respectable and great person or entity. This feeling is so powerful that its manifestations can be visibly seen on one’s body.

The Quran has also used the term “Khushū‘”to refer to barren and arid lands. This meaning when taken allegorically for man, implies that man needs to be humble and motionless, much like a barren land, before the greatness of Allah.

The Distinctive Characteristics and Qualities of the “Humble Ones” according to the Quran

One of the verses of the Quran which has referred to the humble ones is the following:

“… for they [were a family who] would actively and readily engage in charitable work and would implore Us yearnfully and fearfully, and they were humble to Us.”

This verse has made reference to the kind of humbleness which is accompanied by a sense of reverence and a fear mixed with a sense of responsibility. It shows that, unlike the mean-spirited people, the humble ones would never fall in to negligence and arrogance when they are granted some blessing or bounty.

The humble ones would never forget the needy and would be quick to engage in charitable work. They also remember Allah, whether they are needy or rich, or healthy or sick and they would never fall prey to arrogance and self-importance because of the abundance of blessings that sometimes came their way; they were at all times humble and obedient to Allah.

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