Hakim al-Ummah Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (ra) once said:
Lowering oneself, which is called Tawaadhu’ (humilty), is a great and valuable asset. To achieve this quality, many of the servants of Allah abandoned their kingdom and empire. They didn’t care in the least what people thought of them. Surely, humilty must then be a much-prized quality so that people gave it preference to it over the entire world!
Discourses of Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (ra), Islamic Promotions, Page 9