Hadith About Faith
He who has in his heart as much faith as a grain of mustard seed will not enter hell, and he who has in his heart as much pride as a grain of mustard seed will not enter paradise.
This Hadis confirms the view that the believers, in whose hearts there was even the least amount of faith, will eventually be taken out of Hell after being punished for their evil deeds. This means that a believer cannot live permanently in Hell along with the polytheists, no matter how sinful his earthly conduct might have been.
The believers who have attained salvation will pray for the forgiveness of sinful Muslims who will have been thrown into Hell and Allah will allow those to be taken out in whom there was even a small amount of faith.
The Holy Prophet PBUH is reported to have told one of his companions that the professing of faith removes all previous sins.
A Muslim is required to develop the quality of humility. He should not be proud of his own greatness and importance, he should be humble about his attainments and aware of his own limitations.
Pride is the offspring of conceit and this is the very negation of faith. Pride and faith cannot go together. Faith inculcates in man the spirit of humility and submission to Truth; whereas, pride is the expression of vanity which is one of the greatest hurdles in the path of truth, virtue and righteousness shown by Islam.
The Holy Quran informs us that Iblis refused to obey the command of Allah because of pride and was thrown out of Heaven (7: 13)
It also says:
“For Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious.” (4: 36)
“Is there not in Hell an abode for the Haughty.” (39: 60)
The Holy Prophet’ s PBUH own example is a beacon of light in this respect. He was humble and never placed himself on a high pedestal.