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Section15

الحسد و الحقد

حسد و کینه

JEALOUSY AND HATRED

Part1,Introduction

The cause of many physical, psychological, and spiritual illnesses, either personally or socially, is the lack of taqwā [i] ( تقوی ٰ ).  Both, jealousy and hatred are the two crucial diseases among many.  Who are we normally jealous of?  The Glorious Qur’ān answers this question.  We read:

“Have you not observed those …who are jealous of the people over what Allāh has blessed upon them out of His Grace…?”

Āyāt 51-54 from Sūrah An-Nisā’ (4).

But who are those upon whom Allāh (J.J.) has bestowed His blessing?

 

“And he, who abides by Allāh and the Messenger, is among those upon whom Allāh has bestowed blessing; such as the prophets, the truthful ones, the martyrs, and the virtuous.  And, they are good friends.”

Āyah 69, Sūrah an-Nisā’ (4).

Therefore, we have to associate only with the truthful ones and the virtuous people.  These are truly good friends.  You will be in absolute peace and wellbeing with them in this world and the next.  They are almost sinless because of their obedience.  They are subject to Allāh’s blessing, and are virtuous.  Thus, they are free of jealousy, hatred, and most kinds of psychological and spiritual diseases.  They are people who abide by Allāh (J.J.), i.e. they follow the Messenger, the glorious Qur’ān, and the Wilāyah. 

 

We can be jealous of people, in the same way that others can be jealous of us.  There is no cause for jealousy as long as we never get to see one another.  We need, however, to associate with people.  This is why we have to be very selective, and make sure our associates are among the people of virtue ( تقوی ٰ ).  Otherwise, they harm us, not only in this world, but also in the next one.  The following āyah is very interesting and throws light on the behaviour of our dear friends at the Resurrection:

 

“On ‛That’ Day, (the Resurrection), friends become foes to one another, except the people of virtue.”

 Āyah 67 from Sūrah Az-Zukhruf (43).

This is a great subject, and we shall discuss it in detail in the future, if Allāh(J.J.) wills.  However, we only need to point out why these good old friends in this world become the enemies of one another in the next world.  On the occurrence of the Resurrection, when the covers disappear, and the truth becomes evident, each person blames his friends and ringleaders of false religions.  The same thing happens in the hell where people hate one another and ask the Lord to add the torture of those who mislead them.  The glorious Qur’ān is full of such dialogues among the people of hell.  As two examples please refer toĀyah 59-61 fromSūrah Ṣād (38) andĀyah 38 from Sūrah al- A ʿr āf (7).

 

Only the virtuous friends, who did everything according to their Creator’s prescription for living, remain good friends forever.  Their lives in both worlds are on the Straight Path (i.e. the path shown by the Glorious Qur’ān and Wilāyah).

 

If a person is jealous, it is because of the lack of correct knowledge about Allāh (J.J.) and the Wilāyah.  His inner eyes are closed and cannot perceive the grace of Allāh.  He cannot understand that it is Allāh (J.J.), Himself, who has distributed the provisions among all His created beings, based on His Grace, Wisdom, and Knowledge.  People do not know that their “so-assumed” bad luck has a good reason, or a favourable conclusion.  We should remember that the root of this malignant malady is unawareness (or ignorance).  The jealous spends his lifetime wretchedly, because of wellbeing of another person!  He constantly poisons himself with the deadly malice of grief, gloom, jealousy, and hatred.  He has built in the habit of feeling miserable when someone else is happy!

 

Alḥamdulillāh , there is a prescription for every malady [ii] in Islam.  We are guided to refer to the Doctor of all doctors (aṭ-Ṭabib الطبیب ), and

 

“Say:  I seek refuge in the Lord [iii] of the Dawn, from the evil of all created beings, and from the evil of darkness (and confusion) whenever it prevails, and from the evil of the witches who blow spell in the knots, and from the evil of the jealous when his jealousy is raised.”

Sūrah al-Falaq (No. 113)

One who builds the habit of reciting this short Sūrah (and its sister Sūrah, No. 114) regularly, shall be saved from the influence of all evils (including satan), by Allāh (J.J.).

 

Please continue to Part 2, the related Aḥā dith .


[i] - Taqw ā ( تقوی ٰ ) means self-control to establish virtue.  A virtuous person is the opposite of a sinful one.  Sins cause lack of virtue and bring about all sorts of spiritual, psychological, and physical illnesses.  They ultimately result in total perish, while we are still living in this world.  By the way, unithetically, perish resembles the Farsi phrase parpar shudan ( پرپر شدن ).  Unithetically, the three words virtue, future, and fiṭrah (nature) mean and resemble one another.  Our nature (fiṭrah) was originally pure and virtuous, but has gradually been contaminated in this world.  However, in the future all creatures will regain their fiṭrah when they are purified in order to meet Allāh (J.J.) in other worlds.

[ii] - Unithetically, the English word malady, and the French word malade resemble the Arabic and Farsi word maraḍ ( مرض ), and the word malice, resembles marīḍ ( مريض ).

[iii]   - Please refer to the glossary.

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