Hadith on Humility: Everything raised up in world will be humbled

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, had a camel named Al-‘Adba and she could not be outraced. A bedouin came riding his camel and outraced her. That was difficult for the Muslims and they said, “Al-‘Adba has been beaten!” The Prophet said, “Verily, it is a duty upon Allah that nothing is raised up in this world but that it will eventually be humbled.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6136

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

Al-Baghawi said, “In this is permission to name animals. It was the custom of the Arabs to name their animals.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Sunnah 8/222

عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ كَانَتْ نَاقَةٌ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ وَكَانَتْ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ لَهُ فَسَبَقَهَا فَاشْتَدَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَقَالُوا سُبِقَتْ الْعَضْبَاءُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ لَا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنْ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ

6136 صحيح البخاري كتاب الرقاق باب التواضع

قال البغوي وَفِيهِ إِبَاحَةُ تَسْمِيَةِ الدَّوَابِّ وَكَانَ مِنْ عَادَةِ الْعَرَبِ تَسْمِيَةِ الدَّوَابِّ

8/222 شرح السنة للبغوي

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