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Having Humility and Avoiding Snobbery – Story from Al-A’mash

Al-A’mash [rahimahullaah] said, “I approached Khaythama [rahimahullaah] and said, Indeed I saw something from Ibraaheem [An-Nakha’ee] the likes of which I have not seen [before]’’; he [Khaythama] said, ‘what is it?’ I said, ‘I saw him sitting with strangers and informed him about it’, so he said, “I was sitting close to them and disliked that by leaving them people may see that as a sign of some superiority I have over them, so I sat with them.””

[Source: التواضع والخمول – pages 113-114]