January 8, 2021

Never be Jealous

Jealousy generally refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, and concern over a relative lack of possessions or safety. Anyone who envies someone who has something superior to him, that is, the one who thinks the superior things of others should belong to him is jealous. This state of mind is the worst habit of humanity. A jealous man is a restless man all of his life. Such a person never sees ones worse off than him, rather they only look at those who are higher, the wealthy people and their belongings, and envy them. A jealous person is anyone who is not satisfied with the things given to him by Almighty Allah. If someone is not pleased with the things given to him by Almighty Allah, then Almighty Allah will not be content with him. Discontent with Almighty Allah is the greatest tragedy. Consequently, such a person will be annoyed in both worlds. So if anyone feels jealous and envious he should try to gradually release himself from such feelings. This is entirely possible. Such a Person may correct himself at any stage of development. Anyone who overcomes jealously will be in a state of peace and rest. This is not a matter of being rich or poor. This is a matter of being rich or poor within the heart.

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Jealously is not only discouraged in Islam but the following Hadith clearly that the jealous factor burns all the good deeds of a person. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “Beware of jealousy, for verily it destroys good deeds the way fire destroys wood” (Abu Dawood).

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There are lot of poor people who continuously thank Almighty Allah. Even if they only earn a piece of bread, they never think about the rich. On the other hand, many rich persons suffer from not being able to add more millions to their wealth, which is already in amounts of several million. A jealous person never considers himself well off when with someone better dressed or who possesses a better living standard. In other words, he envies another person’s tallness, beauty, diligence, and success. Worse than this, he rejoices at the other persons troubles. This type of mind is the worst degree of jealousy. Almighty Allah may cease his help to him. Jealously is not only discouraged in Islam but the following Hadith clearly that the jealous factor burns all the good deeds of a person. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “Beware of jealousy, for verily it destroys good deeds the way fire destroys wood” (Abu Dawood). In other words, our Prophet (saw) does not like people who are ego centric. He likes the one who care about others. Let us imagine, if the entire world obey the orders of our Prophet (SAW) there would be no chaos or mess in this world. firdoussoibugh@gmail.com

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