What is the Superiority Complex and why?
Superiority Complex (SC) is someone or group of people or a nation, that they feel that they are better than the others in one or another aspect or all aspects of life. This may happen with or without any true achievements mostly of materialistic issues related to this life such as money, wealth, science, technology and so on. It may also be related to race or nationality or colours or similar issues. It is therefore enter in the aspect of racism.
SC is a psychological disorder almost as a result of endogenous inferiority complex which is deep inside the self. This inferiority almost always remains hidden in the subconscious level but sometime may appear over the conscious level and then the individual detect something contradict his SC issue. This then may be reflected in his or her behaviours towards the other especially those who he or she feels better than them. This behaviour are sort of racism attitude which either manifest or remains hidden. In either case that individual became hazardous and detrimental to the others from different nations or colours or race. Those who practice or feels the SC as a result of endogenous inferiority complex might have been suffering from despicability complex at some stage of their life. As a result of this complex inferiority and despicability they try to compensate by saying to themselves (I am superior) yet deep inside themselves they know that they are inferior.
When God (Allah) created the mankind he created them equal and in Islam Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him and his progeny) said that people are equal like the teeth of the comb and Imam Ali (Peace be up on him) said that people are either brother for you in religion or brother for you in humanity.
Allah said in the Holy Quran chapter 49:13:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِير
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).
The first one who practices SC is the Satan (Devil) when Allah ordered the Angles to prostrate to the first man (Adam) in respect all of them done so but Iblis rejected and he said that he is better than Adam because Adam was created from Earth and Iblis from Fire. Of course Iblis was wrong both in his argument because Earth is better than fire and in his rejection because he chose to put his SC before God’s order. Interesting that despite Iblis was worshiping Allah for thousands of years yet he has a major defect inside himself which is the arrogance, proudness and the resultant SC.
وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ
And behold, We said to the angels: "Bow down to Adam" and they bowed down. Not so Iblis: he refused and was haughty: and He was of those who reject Faith. (2:13 – Holy Quran)
قَالَ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَلَّا تَسْجُدَ إِذْ أَمَرْتُكَ ۖ قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ
((Allah)) said: "What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."
((Allah)) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)."
He said: "Give me respite till the day they are raised up."
((Allah)) said: "Be thou among those who have respite."
He said: "Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:
"Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies)."
((Allah)) said: "Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all. (Holy Quran: 7:12 – 18)
Iblis promised that he will make the people to deviate from the path of Allah so that he takes with him as much as he is able from people to the Fire Hell as a reveange because he has been cast with the Allah’s wrath because of that man. As Iblis SC and the feeling of proudness rather than humble and thankful cast him to the Fire Hell he used the same weapon to cast the people to the same fate. It is therefore the SC and replacing thankfulness and humble with proudness and arrogance are acts of the devil and the people will soon be gathered for the Day Of Judgment and they know how this is true fact but at that time there will be no return back but either Fire or Paradise. So as it is your choice to be right or wrong.
I advise you to think well and to choose the straight path of Allah in Islam before you regret and then you wish you were just a little piece of dust and nothing else.
Read about Islam and the Holy Quran with an open mind and come to Islam before it is too late.
This is a notifying message and may Allah witness that I conveyed His message and that you got it.