When one is praised


When someone praised me the other day, I enjoyed it. Is this a sign of pride, and if so, how do I remove it?


When praised to feel nice is natural. To remedy pride that may accompany it make Shukar to Allaah Ta’ala, your parents, Ustaads, Sheikh, etc. This will cancel pride. Also make Shukar that they are praising you for some good which they perceive and are not talking bad about you of your evils. Also see that were you expecting that praise, if not, then there is no problem. If they did not praise you, would you have felt bad and sad about it, if not, there is no problem.