Bismi Allah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Why is humility important for us?
The Prophet (saw) said: “No one who has an atom’s worth of pride in his/her heart will enter Jannah.” Humility makes us beloved to Allah (swt) and makes us kind with people. It allows us to enter Jannah. It allows us to live out our deen well, because not having an inflated opinion of ourselves allows us to accept mistakes, and move forward to correct them.
The key to humility is an acknowledgment, a true, deep acknowledgment, that any accomplishment that you have ever made in your entire life of any kind, is NOTHING more than a grace and mercy of Allah (swt) that you really have not done much to deserve. Everything you have done, you could only do because He let you. Everything you have gained, you only gained because He gave you.
In the words of Imam Al Ghazali: "You should never increase in knowledge until you also increase in humility. The more in knowledge you increase, the more humility you should have.