Hadith on Pride: Worst to Allah are the arrogant ‘king of kings’

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most vile man to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, the most filthy and the most wretched, is a man who was named ‘king of kings,’ yet there is no king but Allah.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2143

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَغْيَظُ رَجُلٍ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَأَخْبَثُهُ وَأَغْيَظُهُ عَلَيْهِ رَجُلٍ كَانَ يُسَمَّى مَلِكَ الْأَمْلَاكِ لَا مَلِكَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ

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