Hadith on Vanity: Danger of being deluded by vanity, pride

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you were not already sinning, I would fear for you what is much worse than that: vanity.

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6765

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

Al-Munawi said, “That is because the disobedient sinner recognizes his faults and hopes for repentance. The vain person is deluded by their own deeds, so their repentance is unlikely. They are ‘those who think they are doing good deeds.” (18:104)

Source: Fayḍ al-Qadīr 7488

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَوْ لَمْ تَكُونُوا تُذْنِبُونَ خَشِيتُ عَلَيْكُمْ مَا هُوَ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ الْعُجْبَ

6765 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

5303 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن في صحيح الجامع

قال المناوي لِأَنَّ الْعَاصِيَ يَعْتَرِفُ بِنَقْصِهِ فَتُرْجَى لَهُ التَّوْبَةُ وَالْمُعْجَبُ مَغْرُورٌ بِعَمَلِهِ ، فَتَوْبَتُهُ بَعِيدَةٌ وَهُمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يُحْسِنُونَ صُنْعًا

7488 فيض القدير