One of The Reasons Behind An Ungrateful Servant’s Evil Behaviour

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah Al-Alaq Aayaat 6-7:

كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ

أَن رَّآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ

Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.). Because he considers himself self-sufficient.

Reminders from the Above Aayaat

He considers himself self-sufficient – not in need of his Lord and not in need of obedience to his Lord. This view of his is the cause of every destruction and transgression. It distances him from servitude to Allaah and the fact that he is completely in need of Allaah. [Ref 1]

Due to his ignorance and wrongdoing, he transgresses after considering himself self-sufficient; rebels and becomes haughty towards guidance [i.e. the guidance sent down by Allaah]. He forgets that he will finally return to his Lord and he fears not the recompense [on the day of judgement]; rather he might reach such a state that he abandons guidance and call others to abandon it, such as forbidding (others) from performing the prayer which is the best act of Eemaan. [Ref 2]

[Ref 1: (Badaa’i At-tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim’ Vol 3. page 344). abridged & paraphrased]

[Ref 2: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). abridged & slightly paraphrased]

Qur'aan, softening the hearts