Shaikh Nabil al-Awadhi gives a very touching reminder about humbleness to a group of famous scholars such as ‘Ayid Al-Qarni, Mohammed Al-‘Arifi, Sa’ad Al-Baraik, Ibrahim Al-Duwaish. and others.
From a wonderful Ramadan TV program called, ‘Sawa’ed al-Ikhaa’. A remarkable scene..
Once as the Messenger of Allah, salah allahu ‘alayhi wa salam, was seated with his companions in the mosque, a young man walked in and he seemed as though he was looking for someone. He kept moving his glance left and right until it fell on the Prophet, salah allahu ‘alahyhi wa salam. He began to walk towards him.
He then uttered boldly: “O Messenger of Allah, give me permission to fornicate..”
The Prophet replied: “Do you accept it (fornication) for your mother?”
The young man said: “No.”
The Prophet replied: “And likewise, people don’t like it for their mothers.”
The Prophet then said: “Do you accept it for your sister?”
The young man replied: “No.”
The Prophet said: “And likewise, people don’t like it for their sisters.”
The Prophet then said: “You should then like for people what you like for yourself, and dislike for people what you dislike for yourself.”
The young man felt that he had committed a mistake. He then said with all humility: “Pray to Allah to purify my heart.”
The Prophet asked the young man to get nearer and nearer to him, and then he placed his hand on his chest, and said: “O Allah, guide his heart, forgive his sins, and protect his chastity.”
The young man said as he was leaving the mosque: “I swear by Allah that I walked into the Prophet and there wasn’t anything more beloved to me than zina, and I leave and there isn’t anything more disgusting to me than zina,”
[Ahmad, Sahih Hadith]