Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Keep the green-eyed monster at bay!
"Many of the People of the Book wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their own selves even after the truth has become clear to them. But forgive and overlook until Allah brings about His Command." [Surah al-Baqara 2:109]
Zubair B 'Awam narrated the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "A sickness from the earlier nations has crept into your ranks: jealousy and hatred".
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Avoid jealousy, for it destroys good deeds as fire destroys wood."
Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 1569
"There is no desirable form of jealousy except for two types: (1) a person to whom Allah has given the Qur'an and he recites it day and night, so when a person hears him he says, 'If only I were given the likes of what he has been given so that I may act upon it the way this person is.'; and (2) a person to whom Allah has bestowed wealth and he spends in the cause of Truth, so a person says, 'If only I were given the likes of what he has been given, so that I may act upon it the way this person is.'" [Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 61, Number 544]
It is mentioned that Iblees once saw Noah and said to him: Be aware of jealousy; for jealousy is the thing that made me reach where I am today.
Abu hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “do not envy one another; do not inflate prices one to another; do not hate one another; do not turn away from one another; and do not undercut one another. And be you, o servants of allah! Brothers. A muslim is the brother of a muslim.”