How do I belittle myself, so you asked?
Feeling shy to tell the truth? Is that because you fear Allah or just nourishing the fear of People? If the latter, you are belittling yourself. Why are you belittling yourself by selling the Aayah of Allah by playing and amusing people with them?
وَلاَ تَشْتَرُواْ بِآيَـتِي ثَمَنًا قَلِيلاً وَإِيَّـىَ فَاتَّقُونِوَلاَ تَلْبِسُواْ الْحَقَّ بِالْبَـطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُواْ الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
And transact not with My verses by a small price (i.e. getting a small gain by selling My verses), and fear Me and Me alone. And mix not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth while you know (the truth).
On the authority of Abu Sa’id: the Messenger of Allah said:
Let not any one of you belittle himself. They said: O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself ? He said: He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something and he does not say [it], so Allah says to him on the Day of Resurrection: What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such? He say: [It was] out of fear of people. Then He says: Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear. Related by Ibn Majah.
Many well-intending Muslims are confused because they observe from those around them transgressions such as ability not to hear the truth but only sermons that looks interesting to them, sometimes involving shirk – even within the masaajid of Allaah these days. Not only do they not leave or complain or refute or warn against what they observe, but they are deceivingly cornered into supporting the above transgressions and falsehood due to the opposition they will encounter. Never belittle yourself by supporting the falsehood.
Say the truth with great wisdom.
“…And say to those who were given the Scripture (the Jews and Christians) and to the unlearned polytheists, “Have you submitted yourselves in worship to the One God?” And if they submitted, then they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, then your duty is merely to convey the Message; and Allah is All-Seer of His servants.” (Ālī `Imrān, 20)
And Allah says again:
“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is rightly guided.” (An-Nahl 125).
It is not hidden from anyone who has even the smallest amount of knowledge or insight, that the Islamic world, indeed the whole of the world is in the severest need of the correct Islamic da’wah that will explain to the people the true Islām, and clarify for them its regulations and its goodness.
Everyone does things their own way, but your Lord is fully aware of who follows the best-guided path.
Choose a right part today, tomorrow may be late.
Iyaaka nahbudu waiyaaka nastaeen, Ihdina siraatol-Mustaqeem
It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path. Aameen.