Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Envy
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specialist today we'll continue with our lecture series on.
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And last time
of the historical manifestations of this disease of
some of the stories from the Koran, from the stories of the
earlier prophets, earlier peoples.
And then we started to speak about the evils of
and how has it can actually keep someone from following
That's one ramification of a hazard, of course, should be enough to keep everyone very wary
about the hazard and try his best to remove any feeling of a hazard from his heart. We also discussed the fact that it has an anger and hatred,
hatred towards one,
brother or sister,
they go hand in hand. And also hatred, obviously, is something hatred towards others hatred towards other believers in particular, this is something that Muslims hard to be feel.
Today, we want to continue with some of the
occasions and effects.
And one of the clear signs that we get from Ron is that hazard can be a cause for division and sectarianism,
the division of humankind as a whole.
And unfortunately, also, as we'll speak about the division amongst the Muslims and amongst the believers themselves.
And this is the antithesis of what the Islamic Society and what the Muslim society should be like the Muslim society should be united and together, supporting one another. So we'll have to strike at the root of that.
But not just in the sense of hatred, as we talked about less than that, really, in the sense of division, division to the point that the different members of that society no longer feel that they are really part of the same society or the same amount or the same people.
So unless of what Donna tells us in the Quran, for example,
speaking about earlier, peoples who divided the religion, were most affected by the merger of women and
they did not divide
until after the knowledge had come, come to them, out of envy, amongst between themselves, envy and hatred.
As explained by him, that bus is the kind of envy that they have.
So the knowledge has come to them, the truth that comes to them.
In this way, we can say that there was really no excuse, because they knew what was the truth. However, they allow this disease in their hearts, to cause them to be divided.
That's as I said, this would be
within one registry, you can see, but actually, all mankind also part of the division and the hatred that exists among all of humankind is also based on this envy. As Alyssa Henrik Darla tells us, sort of the book.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says humankind one community and alesund prophets were glad tidings and ones and with them he said the Scripture and truth to judge between people and matters when they difference.
And only those to whom this was given the Scripture was given different
Concerning it after clear pro seccombe answer them, those imbuing through hatred and envy as a monopolist explained one to another, then Allah by his leave, guide, those who believe that we're in the different, and Allah guides whom He wills to speak.
So actually all of humankind, and in particular, all of the religious communities
will find that this envy and hatred was able to creep
amongst them, and cause this division within their ranks within their home, and actually, within the Muslim ummah.
And we can see this unfortunately, existing among us today, within the Muslim Ummah, we also have this kind of envy and this kind of division that it's just existed.
And it was based on many different things.
You can, you can find, for example,
among the photos of certain shifts in scores, you can find this envy also, this causes
a great amount of
hatred, and division.
We're, for example, someone has a great deal of love and respect for certain ships. That ship no one is deserving of love and respect is not the chef's bonuses. But now out of
out of an extreme,
extreme movers in their respect and the love for this ship.
They want everyone to follow their ship.
And they believe that the chef is the best and has the knowledge and the most knowledge and so forth. And forever if at anytime they see people forming other shifts, and restricting other shifts more than they respect this, you are saying goodwill, actually, I think this person has more knowledge than the one you're flowing. Over spiritualizing, I'm going to flow with from this shift rather than play when you shift.
What happens then is that this person,
out of envy, this was a shift other than his shift, who was being respected more, was being liked more.
This person then attacks the other chef the other school, and tries to take people away from that other school. And as we see, in the case of Ambien, in the case of this kind of disease, how sick this kind of diseases, many times that they may not necessarily even bring the other people to wishes. But as long as they are no longer listening, or respecting the shift that therefore
sometimes this is the entire goal they just backed by, they just put some someone down to the point that this person is no longer listen to even if necessarily his own shift is not close. So they say that, oh, stay away from this, yes, he doesn't have the noise he is a deviant is this and this and deviant, he cannot be trusted. And by the way, this kind of action,
we can see how this kind of action is going to almost by definition lead to division between
because if the share who's attacked
should be the person who's going on shift day and he's trying to be
is someone who deserves actually respect and does have some noise
is a pious person.
What's going to happen in the face of these attacks where this person this shift V is being wronged by these people?
Well, what's going to happen and what happens over and over again
is this there are going to be some people who listen to us in this person, and follows us in this person. And so therefore, they will leave chef B and they will have maybe even an enmity towards shift B and say that this person should not be respected.
And so therefore they will fall for this deception, and boom, this wrongdoing.
And at the same time, as I said, it's just really a person of quality and deserving of respect and a person of piety. At the same time, you're going to find others who are going to come to the defensive shift.
So I'm going to have two points. This is what division is you're going to have those who support you have today and those who are attacking.
And as this feeling, and this rivalry increases, then the level of hatred and the level of division between the two parties to the point that maybe one of the one of the boys might even
create their mosque.
He started sending them off to their own meeting so they don't have to put up with those people who are still respecting should be in
this kind of situation. Cool.
Over and over again, unfortunately, within the midst of
it is similar to what Allah subhanaw taala is describing in this verse of these verses
that they have this enmity, and this anything much of it. Sometimes maybe even all this is based on a kind of envy, built on a kind of dislike that someone has some kind of respect, or someone has some kind of following, that the other person shifted
over. Sometimes, for example, someone might want to be in a mosque,
Imam position open, and someone wants to be the man, the mosque, that the community decides for whatever reason to give that job and that responsibility to somebody else.
So this person who designed it, maybe even he wasn't very open about his design, but he felt like he deserves it should come to him. And this is something in his heart that this is something that he wanted, sometimes they're open about it, sometimes they're not so open about.
But when they're not given the position,
and they felt that they were deserving of winning the position, then this malleson just fills up in the heart.
And, of course,
what's going to happen?
Well, if the person inshallah has some image, Allah, He will, he will crush this envy in his heart. But what happens many times is that then the person acts upon this,
he acts to remove or to damage the reputation of that email,
that email was given a job instead of him whom he thought he should have done.
To remove that email, sometimes even he will not get the position of email. And sometimes he may even realize that by his actions, he's doing things that
it will be clear to him that he's not going to get the position of the man versus been painting for him as if he is going to make sure that that person will get the job instead of him in the first place is going to be removed.
And exactly the same as in the first case, what is going to be the effect on the community that can only work good, there can only be one effect really on the community, and that is division, because by default, you're gonna tell is this, this person is doing something wrong. And unfortunately, even though he's doing something wrong, he will probably disclose his religious people who support him.
And you want to find some people who are standing up, want to stand up for the truth, and are going to defend the man who's been on
and who deserves the position and who was chosen for the position. And so therefore, by definition, you're going to get division.
And we have to realize this power, and leadership, you know, positions of authority, and esteem, and so forth. These are great trials from all of us. And with that,
these are great rosmah. Listen, I know that these are things that some people hear me giving them love.
They want to have these things for themselves, they have to be the center of attention, they have to be the center of authority.
And so therefore, if they are not given that attention, if they're not given that respect, if they're not given that authority, inside, they cannot stand, the other people are given the authority position. And so therefore, immediately become envious of those people who are given that position of authority and respect, that they
And that desire the hearts,
which in itself is a disease
can easily lead to the greater and more harmful disease of hazard of envy. And the visual habit and envy can many times be acted upon with a person actively goes out to destroy the others who are given positions of authority and leadership.
So this is a very dangerous disease. And I don't think I have to actually talk about too much and mentioned the fact
that this is something that occurs, unfortunately, within our community within, for example, the United States in many different places, he cases where, when you look when you when you're calling, for example, as an outsider, to come and try to bring peace among the different parties, it becomes obvious very quickly, that there's a lot of factors working and one of the factors is clearly in many cases.
And in fact, this disease of hasn't even reached those people,
I should say can even reach those people who you would really wish were above this disease.
And that is Lola, the scores and the
At those people who are calling to Islam, even Abbas was one of the first people to mention that
the scores are those people who are easily jealous or easily envious,
that this is a disease that if they're not careful about themselves, and do not attach a great deal of Tableau with their knowledge, they do not attach a great deal of fear Allah subhanaw taala, with the noise, that Allah subhana wa doll is bestowing upon them, then it becomes easy for hazard or this envy to enter into their hearts.
Because when you think about knowledge,
and when you think about the element, the scores, basically,
you know, their whole worth. What they mean to others, is based on the knowledge and the level of knowledge.
However, no just such as received, for example, in the store, Muslim civic, more is is such that
no one actually has all the knowledge. And no matter how knowledgeable someone might be, no matter how great of a scorer someone might someone might be, there's going to be some errors with this, there are going to be
either defective or will not have as much knowledge in those areas of him as somebody else.
That is the nature of human, even Islamic moves, given the knowledge of the Sharia. No one can be an expert
in every different aspect of the Sharia, to the point that he knows more about these different aspects than anybody else.
You might even find someone, for example, who does a PhD in one aspect of the city. And maybe that's all he really knows about. But he has studied in great deal that aspect to the point that he is now an expert in that field. And his expertise maybe is greater than some of the greatest scores that we that we know.
And that is the nature of knowledge.
And so therefore,
the one the score, always has to recognize the fact that no matter how much knowledge he has,
no matter how much knowledge and how to work the odd as less than with, there are things that she does not know.
For the membership, it was famously stated that the more knowledge that he got, the more he realized that he didn't know
when he realized that there's all these different branches and sub questions and all the different things that you weren't even aware of maybe before.
So this is the nature, this is the nature of nodes.
Someone can have the nicest car in the community, and everybody knows this is the nicest community. And if there's a nicer car coming up, maybe you'll be able to get it before anybody else.
But knowing someone who might have the most knowledge, but on some points, maybe somebody else has
better knowledge and understands the topic better, and so has to defer to those people. Even though this is a specialty, this is what he's all about. His problem is a chef. But he has to, he has to force himself to defer to other people on certain issues, and he has to miss the hook. I don't think I know this point. So and So instead, he didn't maybe he understands the business of his own soul and asked him
You can imagine how difficult this might be for some people, as I said, if they're not careful to development
greatly as they develop the knowledge,
then this can be difficult.
And he might feel that every time people are going to somebody else.
You might feel especially if you have to refer them to some somebody else, you might feel that every time he's doing that his level
of respect to his level of not the proper word to use, but his level of greatness or his level of importance
are lessened every time he has to refer someone to some other chef or to somebody.
So, you can see what you can understand
this, this is a very dangerous
position for the AMA. And unless we are careful and willing to possess at the top, then it will be easy, so to speak or relatively speaking for this disease of a hazard to enter.
And also by the way, the comparison between different Aloma which people are going to do.
Unfortunately, it's going to go sometimes it's very subtle.
And as I said, maybe one is more than me one more slaughters more knowledge about something Another one is more knowledge about somebody else's is going to have
this will happen by necessity.
So because the way of judging people is
somewhat subjective, when it comes to knowledge and is not as the standards are not as fixed as other as another Rose of life, who could say, that opens the door easy for people to walk up to themselves and say like I deserve something, I deserve the respect, I deserve the position of water that people are giving to others, and actually have seen in his book on how
he knows that this is something very common even among the people in the academic field. And
in the West.
He says that some occupations are more prone to angry than others.
And one of them who says this academic life is a field heavily laden with the landmines of envy. If you wish to smell envy in the very air, visit Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, Berkeley, or Stanford, the morning after the MacArthur Genius, and this is what they're called the MacArthur Genius grants are known.
As we said, something basic related to that.
Because they're all going to be people who have more knowledge about certain aspects, there's always going to be some areas that the person is not knowledgeable. And so therefore, his very route is based on knowledge. He says this is this is this is self worth is based on this tool. It is frustrating for him to realize that the same thing that he doesn't know about, and as soon as because other people know a lot better, and if he's not careful,
if he's not careful, this can open the door for chiffons to come to him and plant the seeds of this disease of hazard in his heart.
And as I said, another category, which unfortunately, this disease also afflicts
people who are working for the sake of Islam working for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and calling other people to come to the path of Allah subhana wa.
Now what has happened within the Muslim Ummah,
as I'm sure all of you are aware, that the people who are working for the Sigma Allah subhanaw taala, many times they are organized into groups.
I mean, obviously, if you want to work make them to working in a group,
an organization is much better than everyone will be on their own to the scale click different groups. And these groups obviously,
sometimes they do out simply because they're in different areas. That makes sense, if you're in one country and another country, you want to develop a different group and a different organization than others, but sometimes also they are developed because they have a slightly different approach to doubt, they have a slightly different approach as to what is more important and so now, someone may disagree. We may disagree, for example, with another group of people who are emphasizing something that we don't feel as important, we feel somebody else should be emphasized. So, this disagreement can can occur
from other scholars, on many points, they disagree.
But this disagreement between them should not be a cause
for division within the hearts, unless it is something obviously,
that they are violating.
But otherwise, if it is a matter of he had within the realm of permissible opinions, and he had, this should not cause any division among the people,
movers people who are looking for the sake of others.
But what inevitably inevitably happens in many cases.
Since these are literally different groups and different organizations,
they're developed a kind of unhealthy competition and rivalry between them.
To the point that, you know, many times people who join these groups, when they join them from the from the outset, their intention was very pure. They wanted to please Allah subhanho wa Taala they wanted to bring people to the path of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So, there was nothing wrong with what was in the heart and there was nothing wrong with the reason that they joined this group or this organization. But over time, what happens is their attachment to the group develops to such an extent that it becomes even more important than you can see the original
they are more concerned with how they're performing and what is happening respect to their group, then what is happening with respect to Islam and what is happening to respect to the Muslims as
they compete with other Muslim groups and other Muslim groups to do what
they want, for example, to victory, victory and help to come to the Muslims. If it doesn't come from the group, it ends up coming from another Muslim.
And this is the result of me.
And envy this turns into hatred and so both these bounties from Allah subhana wa tada did not come at their hands, but they came at the hands of what they consider a rival group.
And this is as Alison henwood to Allah describes the flower considers is very similar to what Elizabeth was the island has said, when a novena photos of Dino mccamish era, Khumbu has been given a hint
of those who submitted their religion and became sex each set rejoicing in that which is good. Now, they may not, you know, these different groups
may not split up to, to the extent
of the different sects in Islam, the historical setting is sometimes the hatred and the rivalry and even hatred, the hatred and rivalry, and the division among them is similar to this.
And each group is having something comes via their hands, their happiness suddenly comes via another Muslim.
And this is the saddest thing.
No, this is the saddest thing really think about it.
This is very sad that this occurs among these kinds of
because as I mentioned, you know, they started this work and they are working it for the sake of a list of what
they want to please Allah subhana wa Tada. inshallah, that was intention and original intention. And maybe they got a little bit confused and so much involved in their group over time, but they lost sight of that.
Because if your ultimate goal is to please Allah subhanaw taala. And you're working for an organization that is working to please a listener with data.
And other Muslims are working in other organizations for the sake of physiology,
if that is your ultimate goal, and you always keep in mind that ultimate goals, and no matter where it comes from, whether it comes from you personally, or another member of your group, or your group, as a whole or another, with the Muslims, or even another Muslim, we don't care that much for personally, or whatever the case might be, you will be happy because it is something pleasing to all of us.
If that is your ultimate goal, and that is you always keep that in mind above everything else. That anytime you see something
which you would conclude as something pleasing to Him as men with data, you will be happy,
you will be happy. And you'll be pleased with that regardless of whether that has come from your hand, or from the hands of your close friend, or from the hands of your organization, or from the hands of an organization that you consider some kind of rival or something. Because if you're seeking a pleasurable subhanaw taala, if Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with any result in any outcome, then you should also be pleased.
If something if there is a good outcome, and a good result that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala that you are not pleased with it, then you have to realize there is something wrong.
Something you're putting something
above and beyond the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and love for the sake of others.
And as I said many times the source of this
and why people have this problem is because of envy, the disease of envy that is entered in the hearts, they cannot stand to see any kind of bounty any kind of coming to other people rather than to themselves or to their
children. This kind of disease is actually very simple.
The cure what is the curse of know what if people can do it?
That's a different story.
Because Because we see this that people like to associate with certain groups or certain organizations. You see, for example, look around in this country. You see for example, how people like to support one football team
As opposed to another one basketball team as opposed to another and so forth, and you get real real rivalry between them. So there is a kind of a group thing that occurs a lot
that exists recently after a soccer game when one team spends found out that another team player was in an ambulance, he was going to be taking the hospital, he's in that ambulance, they started poking that ambulance with, with rocks and bottles and so forth, while the injured players inside that
modern day civilization as
So, as I was saying this, the the the cure for the disease is actually easy to identify how many people have the ability to reserve for this term?
And really implemented this is a different question.
The cure is to read books.
To me focus on your goal of working to please the loss of power. And seeing everything within that life. Is this suddenly pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala or not? If it is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala I am completely happy with it. I am going to support it, I'm going to help.
So you have to continue in your life, refocus, and re adjust yourself and always remind yourself of what is your ultimate goal. This is the pleasurable
and raise up when we investigate matters and HIPAA matters in the life of is it pleasing to
look at things in the light of is it pleasing to my love?
Is it pleasing to my ship? Is it pleasing to my group is pleasing to my nationality, my country, all these other things that can come
into the hearts of people, all these other things, when they come into the hearts of the other people will open the door easily for a system to come and put this disease at present in your
in your heart because of your thinking, for example, in terms of yours, your mind your group.
And then something good happens to another group,
then immediately, you say that wasn't my group? Why did they get it they shouldn't have gotten that I'm not happy to do done, and then I'm going to therefore destroy that for them and make sure that we are taking their places.
This is all based on four this can all be the result of losing that focus or working for the pleasure of Allah.
No, it hasn't ever been saying obviously is
very dangerous disease. And
in many ways, it strikes the kind of relationship that Muslims are supposed to have towards one another
is the point that I've emphasized before and we emphasize here is one of the evils of
because hazard, by definition has to have a target,
you're not tested of some abstract fact or abstract concept, you have hazards with respect to
an individual and some kind of balancing that he has.
And in particular, this is if this is between Muslim brothers and sisters, Muslim should love this is better is is getting something good
service, then we'll come back to this point that
you have made.
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none of you truly believe.
So this is a question of.
So once you start disliking
this your brother or your sister is getting the things that you are loved for so this is surely a cane of weakness. And
so there is kind of a contradiction between actually Eman.
and instead of when if you have this hazard in your heart, you have this disease in your heart. Then you start instead of instead of appreciating hearing good news that have happened to your brothers and your sisters, you begin to hearing bad news.
And this is not what Muslim society should be about.
unless God has made it very clear that it is also handled with data who determines what anybody gets in this world.
This is something wrong. This is a basic go back is no one
is not a shocking
statement to anybody. But I also had no data at all.
Also in his area has determine
what certain individual also should do, what is the obligation? What is the responsibility, what is the rule in society.
And on this particular issue, the system in particular, at least in recent times also have to be very careful about this particular issue.
And about one author writing about me and the West
anomalism author, he says that the modern feminist movement can, I believe, be said to have been built on impersonal generalized envy.
Women wanted with men seem to have freedom of choice and career and masons who have the same responsibility in every field of endeavor as men.
Most women, I would say, I suspect that not envy but a strong sense of injustice, powered by feminism,
they will not be wrong, but I will only add envy and a sense of injustice, and not all that easily distinguished, let alone extricated one from the other.
You can almost say the same thing with respect to some of the Muslim women today was, especially some of the feminist groups and some Muslim women who unfortunately,
have been influenced, we can say, by
modernist ideas and ideas which have been introduced into Islam.
of what you're after bought a Muslim culture, any Muslim society virtually, you'll find that in from Islamic legal perspective, is from the Sharia perspective.
This, the sisters and their societies in general, they are not receiving the rights that they deserve, according to the shear. And this can lead obviously, to a kind of resentment and this kind of movement. But everyone has recognized that fact that this has to be changed as well.
However, that does not justify the turning against the Sharia and turning against the laws of the city and the different rules that the city has laid out for society and for the members of society. This is two completely different issues. And one is where the person wishes that they had what other people had, and were given the same faces of responsibility, for example, as other people haven't become envious, because other people have those things. And so this one thing, and widely objecting to in just a different question.
So therefore, there is justice.
However, at the same time,
there is a kind of a feeling for many women, that they want the same kind of opportunities. They want the same kind of be able to do the same kind of deeds and acts.
You know, they complain, for example, how come the men are able to go out and work in the home with the children? Why can we just be like the men and do all this and this and this?
And they begin to question why Alyssa handled that or why the society says that they are given certain responsibilities and men has guns.
Many of these aspects that they complain about are actually aspects that come from
and there is a verse in the Quran, in which it is interesting that Allah subhanaw taala
specifically, speaks about men and women in this verse in the Quran, Allah Subhan Allah subhana wa tada says, what
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also handle dialysis and wish not for the things in which Allah has made some of you to excel others?
For Mendez report the aversion for women as a reward for whatever, and asked Allah of his bounty, surely Allah is Ever more of everything.
So as I said, it is interesting that Allah subhanaw taala explicitly mentioned the the men and the women in this case, because
again, the women are asking for being principled, and having the same kind of responsibility as had been laid down for men in the slums.
And so therefore, they have to be careful about contradicting words Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered and contradicting the spirit of this verse.
And there are many fans of heaven and V.
is based more on perception than then than anything else. Women thanks so much old men have been doing this and this and men have men are able to do this and this and this
Well now pulls up where women in the society, they are non Muslim women in general, they are having the freedom now to do many, many of the things that men did before. And they are now coming down with some of the same diseases and some of the same illnesses. And some of the same kinds of stress. The difference, women in general do not have been men.
So again, it says many times a perception of what the other people enjoy. This causes this.
They think men have it so good, but men don't necessarily habits are good. And better. First, they just emphasize certain assets. Right? They don't ask for something right? But the men are required to go to the listed five times a day and fringilla. They don't ask why is it that the man has to be in charge of the financial in charge of the family? And actually women never have to be financially in charge of themselves? and so forth? Why is it the men have to go out and Jihad? These aren't the kind of questions that they're asking, these aren't the things that they are envious of, it seems. They just say, for example, why is it that men are able to go more while we have to stay home and
watch the children as a male?
Again, this is this can be very dangerous.
If Allah subhanho wa Taala has always something to put on. And again, I'm looking at things that are part of know some Muslim cultures in which the women, as we said, they are not getting their rights. In many cases, I'm talking about aspects which are clearly defined and clearly stipulated, and
women in particular, maybe spells influence of this feminist movement has to be careful about being envious of men with respect to how Allah subhanho wa Taala is distinguish between men and women, this is coming from a list of Hell with that.
So this is a great disease in the hardest,
when especially is with respect to the list of 100 with data, and with respect to what Allah subhana wa, tada has commanded. And as I said, one should always keep in mind the fact that, you know, there's a number of Proverbs, number of things about the husband, that, you know, the one who has to be the one who has this disease in his heart, it's very easy for them to see this. Everybody else has a better life, and everything they're doing is better. Right? You know, the grass is always greener on the other side of
a problem space with envy turns with blade of grass into
you know, your assumes if you have this disease in your heart, one of the aspects of this disease in the hearts and maybe consoles also on the evils of this disease in the heart, it declares the mind in it, it distorts your vision.
Once you allow this disease to have jr in his heart, you feel like everybody else is enjoying life and everybody else's, is having property and having good life, while you are miserable.
Now, this is something very dangerous for your own psychological state. And this is another one of the evils of it.
And in fact, some scholars have pointed out and has it, if it affects anybody?
If it has, it really causes harm to anybody, it causes harm to the person who has this disease.
Like many diseases,
obviously, maybe all diseases
unless you can catch it
from somebody else. But like all diseases, first and foremost, this disease of envy brings misery to the one who has this disease.
And this is one of the main ways in which it does it, which makes the person feel like everybody else is enjoying life. Everybody else is getting all of these bounces. Everybody else is in such a good state. Why is my life so miserable?
while everybody else is like
living a miserable life today, maybe who knows a lot of
there's so much stress so much going on, especially within the Muslim community, all the things that we have to put up nowadays, maybe everybody
except of course, those people who have really emerged in their hearts, those people who really have imagined their hearts and shall be on having a bad life, because of that image, their image of themselves, everybody. And you don't have to have the boundaries of this world to have that image and have that tranquility in your heart.
But as I was saying this was the problem occurs. When you have this feeling in your heart and you allow this feeling to exist.
Then you see anything through as they say
that everybody else is enjoying a new or miserable that's about to happen.
What do I what's going to be the result of that you're going to feel miserable,
miserable or not, from the beginning and revenue are actually worse than the miserable or not, you're going to feel miserable.
So one of them is smile, he said that that is a fair disease, it is adjusted,
it does more harm to the interest one, than it does to the envy one.
Many times you might have, you might be envious of somebody else, and that person is happy and living a fine is not affected by your envy whatsoever.
The only thing that is the result of your envy is your own misery.
So it can cause a great deal of harm to the Muslim community, especially when someone acts upon it. But even if someone does not identify and allows us to grow and develop in his heart, he is bringing misery upon himself.
Would anybody with any rational person,
allow this to occur to him and not take the steps to try to remove this from a search? I don't?
I don't think so.
You allow your heart to be filled with just anguish and anger and just pleasure and misery while the others are just living their lives without being harmed by your envy.
And there's also a very important aspect with respect to this. And that is related to these two points, plus two points I just mentioned.
And that was when you think about this, has has this entry in this discontent that comes in your mind.
In reality, or your
Think about this.
When you're upset that somebody else has received a bounty,
or somebody else in your mind and your perception, somebody else is living a good life while you are living, quote unquote, miserable life.
Again, the question is with whom are you upset?
Who is it in reality was given that all those bounces to the other person
and who in reality has given you what you have?
It says almost of Hell with that.
In reality, you are obsessed with our mission and with that,
and it is only Allah subhanho wa Taala that you are up to
anyone with just even the slightest
influence of emotion in his heart
should be brought to tears.
Upon this reflection,
Ashley Brown is obsessed with
what he's showing displeasure for the one that he showing and the people actually are most of
it was a mess of head with diet and who distributes the bounces to him who gives the things of this room to whomever he was.
You know that person who were envious of if you looked at all this person, a nice car nice house or whatever you got
that person that you're envious of. Maybe that person in the first place
like this boat isn't the person received maybe as a bigger headache than anything else,
or something that they even even didn't even think about or didn't even want in the first place.
it is a source of envy and as we said even worse, we're the greatest problem with that. And the worst aspect of it is that it's as the hatred towards Alyson henna with the Allah and Alyssa handle with the Allah has decreed
no your better judgment Allah subhana wa tada concerning how should we see what
are you going to tell me that you know better than others and what Allah did you should receive from me rather than somebody else?
You know, I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say that also handling data does not give me what I deserved.
I don't feel that almost has given me what I deserve.
First of all, someone says that then most likely he's giving he's getting more of another $200 and he deserves in the first place.
Because how can you say towards Alyssa Hannah, what
are you saying this illustration with DOD is not just
Are you saying that Alyssa with DOD is not merciful. That Allison hotel is not compassionate. And Alyssa was to Allah is not
Dealing with you in a proper way. Does this what you're saying about all this data? Is this your your belief about Allah subhanaw taala.
You think about what you're saying when you when you make a statement like that, or maybe you've never made a statement like that, or maybe you have believed in,
when someone gets to a point like this,
then the man is really in a dangerous situation.
Because the man is really in a dangerous state.
And in fact, one thing that I read among the Christians when they write about someone when they write about angry, I don't think I've quite seen it among the Muslim scholars to put it in quite this way.
But they call envy. Because the idolatry of the self or self, I don't
know. And if you think about it, with respect to what I was, said, No, you're putting yourself actually in the face of
you're saying that you're the one who knows what you should receive, maybe what others should receive and what the right and what is just as opposed to what others have handled.
So when you're actually putting yourself in the place of Allah subhana wa.
Can you imagine anything more dangerous?
Can you imagine anything more dangerous than this to your inner
and to top it off, actually, this is merely a reflection of your ignorance.
When you get to a point like this
it is a great disease in your heart one of the diseases
and the other diseases ignorance
is the Justice and the wisdom and the knowledge and the mercy of a list of what
you don't know why for example, but also handle what God has kept something from you and maybe giving it to someone else.
Maybe God has kept something from you and that is a blessing that Oh listen, I don't want to have this gift.
Because many times belt is in the ears in this life can lead someone and lead to wickedness and evil.
And also when we talk about fitness being put into trials
many times they emphasize the fact that the trials of hardship
the trials of hardship are many times easier to face than trials of ease
because many times of trials of hardship you have no choice but to be patient
if for being a person to prison, for example, and prison for years and all you can do is just sit down right
there will be much you can do
there's not even much you can do really to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala under those circumstances
with respect to your situation with respect to that trial that you've been putting
but if Allah subhanaw taala
test you push you to travel with ease gives you for example, a million dollars what are you gonna do?
Are you gonna make it stop? Are you gonna waste the money?
If you start making for example, if your income jumps from 50,000 a year to 500,000 year olds, and now you're in a different company of people maybe
and this company of people the rich many times many of the rich, they are doing things now now will I mean, if you're just sick when sometimes looked at in and read or studied, with the rich people are doing especially in this day and age in the civilized world.
Maybe you start mixing with them and your game
is destroyed because of the company now that your team as you move up, you move up from one neighborhood to another to region, which are people and maybe you move from people who are religious to people who are less and less religious and more and more into facade and more and more into you.
So you don't know why I listen. Hello, Todd as kept something from you. And you will know, maybe even worse is the hidden bounty of not receiving above
the hidden Belgian novices above, maybe keeping it away from you is actually better for you in the long run.
And not only that, it can be when all of a sudden without acute something from you. There is
a possibility for
because there is something that you need in your patient. This patient is a source of reward.
So we have professors in front of me saying can be envious.
One is a disease that will harm you greatly. And need to the displacement of US and Canada and the other is a source of great reward for movement.
So what you're going to choose,
what is the obvious choice in front
end, you don't even know whether it was meant without and maybe it's given somebody else involved.
You know, you may look around the room, you might see people, you know, they are, they are cheating, they are dishonest, and so forth. And yet they get ahead in this world.
Now, this is right, it is correct, that you're upset for the sake of others who have doubted that they are lying, they're cheating and that they are doing all of this
is this is if they're doing something wrong, you have the right to be for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. I've said this before.
But as a result of what they're doing, Alyson Henrik data gives them something
they'll be envious of worthless manner without
no relation between the two. Don't be envious of what Allah subhana wa tada has given them.
Because you don't know what and why Allah subhanaw taala has given them the belt,
maybe, and maybe it might even be a source for them to repent and change their lives.
If they repent and change their lives, they might be your best friend. And
it may be a source for their own punishment in the
as well as the head of a dialysis
and let's not the disbelievers that are postponing or their punishment is good for them to postpone the punishment only so that they may increase in sinfulness. And for them is a disgraceful form. So let's
punish them mmediately for the lying, the cheating that they're doing, but instead I shall listen without adjusted. And the moral of this to them. And the more they are ungrateful to us in the morning is the things,
the more they are just increasing, we can see the evidence against them, the more they are increasing their crimes. And so were all of these things, all of these things are simply going to be a source
of punishment for them.
It is a source of punishment for them, can you actually think of it as a norm as a
as a rule of bounty isn't the kind of bounty that you want, this thing will lead to a source of punishment.
And that's why this as I said, sometimes maybe developmental without it doesn't give you some data is better.
Instead of being envious about it, you should say, I'm gonna give this to me, because maybe if Allah subhanaw taala had given it to me, it might have been
a source of evil for me, Allah subhanaw taala knows much better than reader,
Ellison heterodimers was met with much better than we know about what is good for us.
So instead of being envious, and having this disease of hazard and being upset with data, instead we should turn towards men with data with our trust and reliance in Allah subhanho wa Taala which is inshallah going to be the next hub in Sharla. And this is a positive aspect in the heart, obviously,
we should turn to Allah subhanaw taala and put our trust in Allah subhanaw taala that if we are sincere and pure person, we know that inshallah Allah subhana wa tada is not going to harm us in any way. Allah subhanaw taala is not going to be unjust to us in any way. I listen to what God is not going to keep his mercy and compassion from us in any way.
If this is we are realizing this, then there's not going to be any room for any kind of Pasadena.
So we should strengthen our relationship between ourselves and our data.
And at the same time, not worry about what others God has given us. Especially not the things that just do. You know, more than one of those photos, for example, humans even sit in and it was a bit we have been quoted as saying to the effect
immensity and said, I have never felt envy for anyone concerning a matter of this world.
This is because if that person was from the people Paradise is from the people of Jamaica, how can I How can I be envious of him consuming something of this movie, when it was nothing compared to what you haven't been?
And he continued, if he was of the people, hell, how could I be envious of him concerning a matter of this world when he's going to help.
So you just have to change your perspective a little bit.
And inshallah This will remove the kind of envy that exists towards people with respect to the boundaries of
the boundaries of this world are not the ultimate, and the final rule, and the ultimate and the final source of happiness. There are some other points here that I guess I'll try to mention, quickly, inshallah.
Another aspect of envy, as we said, the only thing that he does when he has been miserable to your heart,
because in reality, you're not going to be able to achieve whatever God has decreed,
decreed this, someone receives the bounty, then it's not going to be within your ability. Even if you work and strive and tried to remove it bumpy, it has to be within your ability Unless Unless and without it.
So you're actually fighting a losing battle without any
penalty to be removed or destroyed, it can only be actually removed or destroyed by the one who gave it to that person in the first place. So the list of Hello dad has decreased to give it to him, there's nothing you can do.
To remove from that person, there's nothing you can really do.
Everything is within the command and within the control of Allah subhana wa.
In addition, obviously, if you allow this disease of hesitancy in your heart,
well think about this world, there are billions of bounces, especially nowadays, you know, in recent decades, things are changing every day, you can even keep up with what's new, the latest technology, the latest fashions this and this, I mean, it's a day to day thing nowadays.
So if you allow a husband to enter in your heart, this has gone to end
because there's billions of things that are going to have hasip towards every kind of bounty in this life.
And if you have some respect to one thing, now it is now or today, tomorrow is going to be with somebody else and so forth. So, we will always actually be in a state of anger a state of discontent, a state of sadness that you are not having more and more of the things of this life and so forth.
Forever always evils to hazard but I think on this point, I have been on this and try to move on to the next topic. I'll just mention one more point, maybe inshallah, at the beginning of next lecture, and right now, so I will open the floor for any questions or comments that you might have.