Tag: jealousy

I Do Not Envy Anyone For Some Worldly Thing- Muhammed Ibn Seereen

Muhammad Ibn Seereen said: “I do not envy anyone for some worldly thing; for if he is going to be amongst the people of paradise, then how can I envy him for something of the worldly life, whilst he is destined for Paradise?! And if he is going to be amongst the people of the hell fire, then how can I envy him for something of the worldly life, whilst he is destined for the Hellfire?!”

[Az-Zudh Al-kabeer’ Number 845]

Blameworthy Envy – Shaykh Al Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Blameworthy) Envy: It is said that (envy is when a person) wishes that the blessings of Allah (bestowed) on other him should cease. And it is (also) said that it is to dislike the blessings of Allah (bestowed) on other than him, and this second (saying) is the definition (given by) shaykh ul islaam ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).

He said: whoever dislikes the blessings of Allah (bestowed) on other than him, then he has envied him, regardless whether he desires that it ceases or not. And what he said is the most correct, due to the statement of the prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam):

“One of you does not truly believe until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself”.

Therefore, how can you dislike for your brother that Allaah has favoured him with knowledge, or wealth, or status, or children or other than that, whilst you do not dislike that for yourself?! This is envy, so it is obligated on you to avoid this.

شرح إقتضاء الصراط المستقيم : ص ٢٧

Do Not Be Jealous of The One Who Benefits Others – Ala Shaykh

Shaykh Sāliḥ Āl ash-Shaykh (hafithahullāh) said:

“Do not be jealous of the one who has memorised more than you or is more knowledgeable than you or is more beneficial to the slaves (of Allāh) than you, rather be happy that someone is establishing the rights of Allāh (عز وجل) and the rights of the slaves.”

(At-Tarīq ila an-Nubūgh al-‘Ilmi Page 115)

قال الشيخ صالح آل الشيخ حفظه الله تعالى : 📒

« لا تحسد من هو أحفظ منك، أو أعلم منك، أو أنفع للعباد منك، بل افرح أن يقوم قائم بحق الله عز وجل وحق العباد ».

الطريق إلى النبوغ العلمي ص: 115 📂