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Our Salaf: Abu Wahb–I asked Ibnul Mubaarak about pride and self-amazement

Abu Wahb (rahimahullaah) said: I asked Ibnul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah), (saying): What is pride? He said: ”It is (when) you mock at the people.”  So I asked him about self-amazement; he said: It is (when) you consider yourself to be in possession of something which none else possess; and I do not know of anything more evil upon the performers of the prayer than self-amazement. [Siyar 15/395]