Hadith on Angels: Guided by humility, humbled by arrogance

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no human being but that over his head are reins in the hands of an angel. If he is humble, it is said to the angel: Raise up his reins! If he is haughty, it is said to the angel: Lower his reins!

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān lil-Bayhaqī 8143

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ آدَمِيٍّ إِلا فِي رَأْسِهِ حَكَمَةٌ الْحَكَمَةُ بِيَدِ مَلَكٍ فَإِنْ تَوَاضَعَ قِيلَ لِلْمَلَكِ ارْفَعْ حَكَمَتَهُ وَإِنِ ارْتَفَعَ قِيلَ لِلْمَلَكِ ضَعْ حَكَمَتَهُ

8143 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي حسن الخلق فصل في التواضع وترك الزهو والصلف والخيلاء والفخر والمدح

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