Islamic Date

16 Thu al-Hijjah

English Date

25 July

I'd Like to be the Most Honorable

A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “I'd like to be the most honorable man.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]

Look at the people around you. Who are the ones you genuinely admire? Aren’t they the ones who don’t complain? They don’t complain regarding themselves (their own conditions) nor do they complain about other people.

Use this simple formula of not complaining and you will gain honour regardless of your circumstances.