A point I heard from a short talk, on Youtube, of Sh. Yahya Rhodus (may Allah ta’ala preserve him and allow us to benefit from him) earlier today:
An object, person, or entity is only great according to its association with that which is Great–Allah ta’ala. He mentioned that the masaajid (mosques), or buyoot-Allah (the houses of Allah), are considered great only because of their association to The Great. Therefore, if we desire to be great we should only associate ourselves with Allah ta’ala and devote ourselves to Him ta’ala.
In similitude, Imam Junaid al Baghdadi stated in reference to the great/tremendous character of the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:
“His character was tremendous because he had no concern but his Lord.”
May Allah ta’ala forgive me for anything incorrect and may He grant us His tawfiq and tasyir to increase ourselves in devotion. Allahumma Ameen.