Comprehension Questions


1. Enumerate instances in which we do not show humility




i. when we make fun of others

ii. when we do not let others speak

iii. when we take credit for things in which others have a role

iv. when we boast of our achievements

v. when we do not say salam first to people who are lower in status

vi. when we do not say sorry even after we realize our mistake

vii. when we walk and gesture in an arrogant manner

viii. when we speak with an accent

ix. when we do not thank God enough

x. when we express conceit on lineage

xi. when we show off piety (eg. in worship rituals like: spending in charity and praying)

xii. when we do not invite our poor relatives on functions and gatherings

xiii. when we splash self-portraits all around our house / office

xiv. when we do not admit our faults

xv. when we are self-righteous

xvi. when we consider our self an authority when in fact we know less

xvii. when we intentionally deny the truth

xviii. when we show off

xix when we are not being simple

xx. when we are afflicted with superiority complex


2. Suggest practical ways to become humble




i. we must not take credit of things

ii. we must always realize the might of God

iii. we must realize that blessings are a gift from God and He can take them away

iv. we must earn to confess our faults before God and before the person we have hurt

v. we must take the initiative in saying salam to those junior to us

vi. we must take the initiative in holding out our hand

vii. we must not wear / buy things which reflect status

viii. our gait and conversation should reflect humility

ix. we must beware of false modesty

x. we must highlight even small achievements of others

xi. we must encourage others

xii. we must understand our limitations. No matter how talented we are, there is almost always somebody who can do something better than us. We must look up to those who are better than us and consider the potential for improvement. Even if we are the best in the world at doing one thing, there are always other things that we cannot do, and may never be able to do. Add to this the fact that there are a great many things that no person can do, and we can get some idea of our limitations.

xiii. we must recognize our own faults. The more we learn about ourselves, the more aware we become aware of our shortcomings and therefore, the more humble we become.

xiv. we must refer to others what we do not know

xv. we must be accessible to others

xvi we must listen more than we talk

xvii. we should use these expressions frequently as “I am honoured” “you are welcome”

xviii we should give others the benefit of the doubt

xix we should acknowledge the qualities of others and rate them above our selves

xx we should pray for those who persecute us

xxi we should not give sweeping statements


3. Draw the portrait of a humble person.




i. always thankful

ii. caring

iii. sympathetic

iv. ecouraging

v. repentant

vi. not status conscious

vii. un-aloof

viii. does not make fun

ix. does not degrade people

x. always keeps an eye on his own faults

xi. always accepts the truth

xii. always accepts his faults

xiii. regards other people to be superior to him

xiv. Takes the initiative in saying salam, shaking hands, breaking the ice in conversation



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