Download PDF: [S] Envy and Enmity for a Muslim

Envy is an evil attribute which instils in a person the feeling that a good trait, attribute or possession of another person be taken away. It is certainly a most evil and terrible attribute. It also forces a person to commit all types of sins and transgression and this is the reason that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – also asked Allah Almighty to protect him from this evil trait. There are many Ahadith which warn people about this and the eventual danger and calamity of this evil.

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “Do not be jealous of one another, do not have enmity for one another, do not break off relationship with one another. O servants of Allah, all of you are brothers one of another.” (Mishkaat Shareef)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that envy destroys good deeds like a fire consumes dry wood and Sadqah or charity puts off sins and transgression like how water puts off a fire. Salaah is certainly a Nur for a believer and a shield for him on the day of Judgement.” (Kanzul Ummaal)
  2. Hadrat Sayyiduna Zubair bin Al Awaam – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “Very slowly, the disease of previous Ummah are creeping in you (people). It is jealousy and enmity (for one another). This is something which makes religion bald and not the hair. I swear by that Divine Being in Whose Power is the life of Muhammad, you will never enter Jannah until you are a true believer and you will never be a true believer until you do not love each other. Shall I not show you that which if you perform, you will begin to love each other? This is that you should spread Salaam among each other.” (Kanzul Ummaal)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Basar – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “Those who have jealousy, those who backbite and those who are fortune tellers, I have no connection with these people and these people.” (Kanzul Ummaal)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Dhamrah bin Thalabah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “People will always remain comfortable and well until they do not have jealousy for one another.” (Kanzul Ummaal).

 

There is no doubt that to have jealousy, envy and enmity for another Muslim is certainly Haraam and a major sin. The following Ahadith prove this.

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “You people should not have enmity for one another and do not break off relationship with one another and you should remain as brothers.” (Mishkaat Shareef; Sahih Bukhari; Sahih Muslim)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyidah Ayesha – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “On the night of Baraat, (Shabbe Baraat), Allah Almighty pardons all those who are to be pardoned and bestows Divine Mercy on all those who seek Divine Mercy except for the ones who are envious. (In regard to them), there is a delay.” (Kanzul Ummaal)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that, “Every week, on two occasions, the deeds of people are presented in the Divine Court of Allah. Allah Almighty pardons all the believers. But that person who is envious and dislikes his religious brother, Allah Almighty does nor pardon that person.” (Kanzul Ummaal)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that, “Every Monday and Thursday, the doors of Jannah are opened and besides a Mushrik, Allah Almighty pardons everyone. However, He does not pardon that person who has jealousy and enmity for his fellow (religious) brothers. In regards to these people, Allah Almighty declares, ‘leave them like this until they reconcile with each other.’” (Kanzul Ummaal)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “It is not permissible for Muslims to remain distanced from one another for more than three days because of (jealousy and hatred). He who remains in this fashion for more than three days and he dies, he will enter the Fire of Hell.” (Mishkaat Shareef from Abu Daud)

 

  1. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Kharrash – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that he heard Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – declare that, “He who divorces himself from his religious brother for a year, it is such a major crime as if he has killed him.” (Mishkaat Shareef from Abu Daud)

 

 

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