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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cloak of Pride and Arrogance

June 25, 2009

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The Ayatollah who thinks he’s Allah has visions of grandeur.  If Khamenei has received a “divine message”, one would wonder if he heard it right.  Khamenei behaves as though he is infallible, is he guilty of pride and arrogance? Hadith Qudsi, Allah says: “Greatness and Pride is my cloak (My qualities) whoever claims to have these, I will enter him into the fire of hell”.  How long can Khamenei get away with mutating Islam to his own benefit?  He appears to interpret a very narrow, self serving view of the words Muhammad brought from Angel Gabriel.  Why are there so many clerics in Iran who have taken on the cloak of arrogance without regard to the clear, UNEDITED words Muhammad spoke. Khamenei thinks no one can see through his con?  He deludes himself that his personal gratification is holy and cannot be questioned.  Allah gave his words to his prophet Muhammad, showing great disdain for pride and arrogance.  Khamenei rules for himself and not the words Allah gave to the Prophet.

The children of Abraham all have disdain for the sin of pride and arrogance as written in the Quran, Torah and Bible

God elevates a person who is humble for the sake of God, but whoever tries to exalt himself, God humiliates him”. In addition, we are told by Allah (swa) Himself that He “does not love the arrogant”.

Allaah, Almighty, Says (what means): “I will turn away from My Ayaat (verses of the Quran) those who behave arrogantly on the earth, without a right, and (even) if they see all the Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons signs, revelations, etc.), they will not believe in them…” [Quran; 7:146] and (what means) “… truly He likes not the proud.” [Quran; 16:23]

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The Prophet also said: “The Fire complained saying: ‘I am the dwelling of the arrogant and the tyrants’.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Al-Bukhaari and Muslim also reported that the Prophet said: “Allaah will not look on the Day of Judgment at him who drags his robe (behind him) out of pride.”

Then, Abu Bakr said: “O Messenger of Allaah, one side of my robe slacks down but I am very cautious about it (i.e. I raise it).” Thereupon, the Messenger of Allaah said: “But you do not do that out of pride”

Pride is an inner bad moral that makes the afflicted with it see himself “above” the others due to the perfect qualities and attributes that he “believes” to have.

This is a very dangerous flaw that afflicts so many people, even some ascetics, scholars, and worshipers of Allaah. Surely it is so dangerous because the Prophet stated that he who has in his heart the weight of an atom of pride will not enter Paradise.

Pride deprives the prideful person from Paradise because it prevents him from acquiring the qualities of the believers, for he cannot like for the believers that which he likes for himself, nor can he be humble, or avoid animosity, envy, or wrath, or restrain his anger, or accept good advice, or refrain from despising and backbiting people. In short, he is subject to all blameworthy morals.

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And (what means): “They said: Shall we believe in two men like ourselves…?” [Quran; 23:47]

On Pride, Arrogance And The Superiority Complex

Arrogance. The daddy of all sins, the characteristic found in history’s most villainous beings, the reason behind the downfall of Satan and the root of all spiritual sicknesses. It is also the most despicable trait found in man. No one likes an arrogant person. We dislike those individuals who look down at others, those who think they are superior to others in terms of looks, intelligence, status or piety, those who are convinced that they are right whilst everyone else is wrong, those who can not speak without praising themselves, those who belittle or talk down to others and have huge egos. Since we strongly detest this trait, it makes sense that we scrutinize our own characters and check whether or not we possess the very same thing that we can’t stand in others.

Iran arrests 70 professors after meeting with opposition leader

Reporting from Tehran — Authorities arrested 70 university professors after a meeting with an opposition leader, a dissident website announced today as state-controlled broadcast outlets intensified a media blitz against the West.
Khamenei said the government would not give in to pressure over the disputed presidential election, in effect closing the door to compromise with the opposition.
Dissident website says their whereabouts are unknown. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he won’t reconsider the presidential vote results or bow to public pressure. Broadcast outlets intensify attacks on the West.
Khamenei’s comments were widely viewed as an attempt to keep lawmakers in line and prevent them from defecting to the opposition camp. Many of them are pragmatic conservatives opposed to Ahmadinejad’s messianic brand of politics and critical of his handling of the economy. Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani recently voiced criticism of the government’s response to the crisis, acknowledging in a televised appearance that many Iranians believe Ahmadinejad’s election to be fraudulent.
The intelligence division of the Tehran police announced a raid on a building in the city center used as a “headquarters” for the opposition. A source said the building was Mousavi’s newspaper, where 25 journalists were arrested Monday.
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9 Comments
  1. July 13, 2009 6:54 am

    Thanks Opit, I may start to play with BossCritter again. They must have updated their tools. Got so many photos to share.

  2. July 9, 2009 2:01 am

    If you have trouble adding copied content inside the post field, use CTRL -V

  3. July 3, 2009 8:09 am

    I just checked out BossCritter, Blogger seems to have added a normal edit mode. Hmmm, I’ll give it a test.

  4. July 3, 2009 8:02 am

    That’s interesting, I have a Blogger page called BossCritter, but, because I am HTML challenged, I don’t keep up with it. I enjoyed some of the features Blogger offered, but I am still clumsy working with it. That’s why I use WordPress. Its easy to use, but offers no advertising options. If Blogger offered an easier way to create, I would be there in a heartbeat.

  5. July 2, 2009 11:45 pm

    Kinda sorta.
    My Livejournal Oldephartte was o.k. and TPM Cafe seemed like it worked well – though I could have gone to They Gave Us a Republic or Booman Tribune. As for Opera though, 404 errors on links aren’t handy. They seem freakish and are perhaps only associated with trying to link to articles on the first page of Opera Blog. But I’m backlinking from Blogger to Opera on Link lists – and posting new posts on Blogger.
    Rather dumb, maybe, but I don’t expect to keep making new lists on Blogger indefinitely to klutz up the stream of posts. The motive is a try at dedicating Opera’s Links page as mainly a RSS festival of alternative news TSS links.
    And it gives me a chance to try AdSense. I doubt it’ll ever amount to a hill of beans…but I didn’t expect to be blogging fairly steadily 3 1/2 years on either.

  6. July 2, 2009 7:13 pm

    I’ve updated your link to the Blogger site. You left Opera?????

  7. July 2, 2009 8:25 am

    If you’ve been looking for current posts and wondering what’s happening, I made a few at TPM Cafe under Opit. That’s too hard to find. Since Opera is acting up I moved to Blogger! I’ve several more Iranian notes the past few days – though they’re mixed with link lists backlinked to Opera to free up capacity for more RSS feeds.

  8. July 2, 2009 6:25 am

    That’s a cool site Opit.

  9. July 1, 2009 5:37 pm

    I was chasing comments when I noticed this link at Steph’s Blog
    http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2009/06/insider-report-about-events-in-iran.html

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