An Analysis of Characters Who Enjoy Praise

An Analysis of Characters who Enjoy Praise
In the 188th verse of Surah Al-i Imran, it commands: “Think not that those who exult in what they have brought about, and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think that they have escaped the penalty. For them is a penalty grievous indeed.”
A single verse of our book of life, the Holy Qur’ân, can sometimes broaden our horizons for the future. When referring to this holy book, we see that it contains the cure for the most painful memories, and is also the sustenance of the soul. It contains warnings in depth regarding the diseases and addictions that are spreading among the society day by day, and many more subtle points of advice.
I would like to make an assessment in view of the Qur’ânic verse mentioned above conveying that continuing to commit sin without paying attention to the consequences incites a person to commit even greater sins and mistakes. Indeed, in this verse, it states that those who take pride/boast of their acts, and who love to be praised for things they have not done will be subjected to a grave punishment. This is signifying deterioration and moral decline.
A person of morals does not like to speak of his acts and deeds; and never considers boasting about something he did not do. Indeed, in these terms, those informed of the punishment of Allah that will be subjected to in this verse are clearly suffering from a behaviour disorder, and are pursuing acts of discord and hypocrisy on a grave level.
The late Hamdi Yazir states; “This verse of the Qur’ân was revealed regarding the hypocrites. However, this judgement includes the arrogant ones, both the disbelievers and polytheists, and the believers who bear these morals. Being ignorant of the future due to arrogance; and blind to the fact that judging whether any kind of act is righteous and acceptable is not their duty, overestimating an act performed...