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Hadith on Guidance: Allah increases guidance for the humble

April 8, 2013

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no human being but that upon his head are reins in the hands of an angel. When he shows humility, the angel is ordered to lift his reins (that he may advance on the straight path). When he shows arrogance, the angel is ordered to fasten his reins (that he may stifle in misguidance).”

Source: al-Muʻjam al-Kabīr 12771

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا مِنْ آدَمِيٍّ إِلا فِي رَأْسِهِ حَكَمَةٌ بِيَدِ مَلَكٍ فَإِذَا تَوَاضَعَ قِيلَ لِلْمَلَكِ ارْفَعْ حَكَمَتَهُ وَإِذَا تَكَبَّرَ قِيلَ لِلْمَلَكِ ضَعْ حَكَمَهُ

12771 المعجم الكبير للطبراني باب التاء

5675 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في صحيح الجامع