Why excessive pride in one’s abilities should be avoided?

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SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: When Prophet Musa/Moses (AS) spoke to God, and the holy tablets of Torah were sent to him; Moses (AS) returned to Bani Israel and went on top of the chamber to inform people that God has spoken to him and Torah has been sent to him. Then he thought to himself: God has not created anyone more knowledgeable than me. When this happened, Allah (SWT) revealed to Gabriel/Jibreil (AS): Look after Moses, as it is near that his (excessive) pride about knowledge given to him may destroy him, and inform Moses: In a place where the east sea and the west sea join each other (Moltaqi-al-Bahrain) there is a man called Khezr who is wiser than you; go to Khezr fast and learn from him [1].

[1] Sokhane Khoda, Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Shirazi, Page 217.

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