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Being proud of one’s achievements

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Q: Allah Almighty has blessed me and I have become a doctor. I am so happy and I have worked so hard for it and Allah has blessed me, so I would like to tell everyone that I have become a doctor and be proud about it and receive congratulations. Should I be humble and not tell anyone or there is no wrong in doing what I am doing? I dont want my Allah to be sad with me.


A: To be proud of oneself is wrong, but in a way of expressing the favour of Allah Ta`ala it is permissible provided you have the conviction that this was not of your doing, and it was purely the grace of Allah Ta`ala.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.