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Stop being Jealous! It will consume you!

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Salam Alaikum jealousy my brothers and sisters eats away at the good deeds in the same way that fire would consume dry logs. That's the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Do away with jealousy when you see people gaining or achieving or having more than you be happy for them, learn to thank Allah for them. Don't look at people with the envious eyes filled with jealousy. When we become jealous, it leads to hatred and enmity that can lead to a great disaster. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam instructs us to control those feelings, to be happy at the happiness of another at the success of another is a great act of worship. Try this my brothers and

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sisters The next time you see a person achieve much more than you thank Allah for them. You can ask Allah to give you as well but don't ever ask Allah to take away from them. Don't look at them with the eye of envy and jealousy. Say Masha Allah tabarrok Allah or you can say Allahumma barik level or Allahumma barik la May Allah bless her or him, may Allah bless them with even greater success. Remember, jealousy is one of the roots of discord among community members and among the oma and it actually eats away at you, you will not be happy, you will never achieve that contentment because you look at people and you burn within you whenever they achieve. People start passing comments. You

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know, if someone's done well in business and Mashallah they've bought themselves a new car, or they have a happy home. Or, for example, they've purchased something material, people start passing, cutting comments like sometimes they say, Oh, this person's earning Haram, this person's got a legitimate wealth, or they perhaps dealing in drugs or something crazy. And those statements would actually hurt you on the Day of Judgment. In fact, they would hurt you in this world as well. So stay away from it. abstain, my brothers and sisters, if you're happy at the happiness of another, and you truly show the gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala and perhaps congratulate your brother or

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your sister, or pray for them to achieve even more, then you have definitely understood your maker. The reason is, Allah Almighty is the one who distributes wealth. He distributes whatever they have, he is the one who gave them he chose it for them he decided to give them if you are not happy with that, you're not happy with the distribution of Allah. So it would basically destroy your relationship with the almighty you'd be wasting your good deeds, and thereafter it would result in you talking bad about them, and so many other evil deeds that would definitely eat away at your good deeds in the same way that fire eats away at dry logs. May Allah protect us all. A Salaam Alaikum

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warahmatullahi wabarakatuh