It mentioned in the Ahadith : “Jealousy consumes virtuous deeds like fire consumes fuel.” Shah Muhammad Ahmad Saheb (Rahmatullah ‘alaih) states in one of his poems :
- Why are you burning yourself in the fire of jealousy ?
- Why are walking towards the Fire of Hell ?
- Are you unhappy with the distribution made by Allah, Himself ?
- Why are you rubbing the palms of your hands in deep regret ?
Wealth, intelligence, health, beauty and all other goodness is distributed by Allah Ta’ala. Make use of the Halaal means to acquire what is permissible and possible to acquire, and be satisfied and contented with whatever is achieved.
Don’t burn your heart over someone else’s fortunes and possessions. Allah Ta’ala, in His Wisdom, which we, with our limited God-given intelligence cannot comprehend, has distributed amongst mankind of His bounties.
Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in a Hadith-e-Qudsi : “…Some of My slaves are keen to offer special types of (optional) prayers, but I do not let them do so, for it may lead to vanity. Some of them are such, who can have sound faith only when in good health. If I destine sickness for them, they are adversely affected, There are others who can maintain their faith only in sickness, If I order health for them, they may go astray. I give orders befitting the affairs of My slaves, because I know all which is in their minds.”
Sometimes poverty is a test, whilst sometimes it is wealth which is a test. For some, health is a test, whilst for others it is sickness which is a test. For some, freedom is a test, whilst for others captivity and imprisonment for no crime committed is a test. These tests strengthen a person’s Imaan and prove his or her love for Allah Ta’ala and His Beloved Rasool (Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
Don’t harbour jealousy. Expel its evil from the heart. Seek goodness from Allah Ta’ala whilst making the correct effort.
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