Baseless Bragging

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

One who brags about old times is bragging about something that wasn’t of his [own] doing; and one who boasts about [his] lineage is boasting about something that wasn’t of his [own] choice.

You are you. . . . What have you [yourself] done? What have you [yourself] sent forward? Ibn Al-Wardī, may Allāh have mercy on him, spoke the truth:

لاَ تَقُلْ أَصْلِي وَفَصْلِي أَبَدا ** إِنَّمَا أَصْلُ الفَتَى مَا قَدْ حَصَلَ

Don’t ever say, “[Look] at my roots” or “[Look] at my offshoots.”

The only root of a young man is what he’s earned [of fruits].

Source: @m_g_alomari. 8 Sep 21. 7:36 GMT+3