Ameerul Mumineen Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) stated:

”Indeed, we are a people whom Allaah has given honour by way of Islaam; so when we (begin) to seek honour through other than what Allaah has given us honour, Allaah will degrade us!”

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[Reported by Al-Haakim (rahimahullaah) in Al-Mustadrak (1/61-62]