The Imams of Ahlul Bayt (a.s) did not approve pride and haughtiness

Al-Kashshi narrated a tradition from ahmed al Bazanti saying, “Once, Safwan bin Yahya, Muhammad bin Sinan and I went to Abul Hasan (a.s). We stayed with him for some time and then we got up to leave. He said to me, ‘As for you, please sit down!’ I sat down and he began talking with me. I asked him and he answered me until a part of the night passed. When I wanted to leave, he said to me, ‘O Ahmed, would you go or spend the night here?’ I said, ‘May I die for you! It is up to you. If you order me to go, I shall go and if you order me to stay, I shall stay.’ He said, ‘Stay! This is the guard and people calmed down and slept.’ He got up and left. When I thought he went in, I prostrated myself before Allah saying, ‘Praise be to Allah! The authority of Allah and the heir of the knowledge of the prophets liked my company from among my brothers.’ While I was in my prostration and thanks, I felt Imam Abul Hasan (a.s) come in. He took my hand, shook it and said, ‘Once, Ameerul Mo’mineen (Imam Ali) visited Sa’sa’a when he was ill. When he got up to leave him, he said to him, ‘O Sa’sa’a, do not pride yourself before your fellows on my visiting you. Fear Allah!’ And then he left me.”
The Imams of Ahlul Bayt (a.s) did not approve pride and haughtiness and thought it was a kind of being away from Allah whereas a Muslim should be closer to Allah by keeping to Him sincerely and not to associate anyone or anything with Him.


Reference : The Life of Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad