Hadith on Takabbur: Man rejects Prophet’s command out of pride

Salamah ibn al-Akwa’ reported: A man was eating with his left hand in the presence of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet said, “Eat with your right hand.” The man said, “I cannot do it.” The Prophet said, “You will never be able to do it.” Nothing prevented the man from doing so but arrogance. He was no longer able to raise his hand to his mouth.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2021

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عن سَلَمَةَ بْنِ الْأَكْوَعِ أَنَّ رَجُلًا أَكَلَ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِشِمَالِهِ فَقَالَ كُلْ بِيَمِينِكَ قَالَ لَا أَسْتَطِيعُ قَالَ لَا اسْتَطَعْتَ مَا مَنَعَهُ إِلَّا الْكِبْرُ قَالَ فَمَا رَفَعَهَا إِلَى فِيهِ

2021 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْأَشْرِبَةِ لا يأكلن أحد منكم بشماله ولا يشربن بها فإن الشيطان يأكل بشماله ويشرب بها