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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 8th November 2013 13:49
The Definition Of حسد (Hasad)


The word translated here as "envy" is al-hasad (الحسد). Ibn Rajab رحمه الله states that hasad is something that is firmly embedded in the nature of man. It is where a person hates to see anyone else being superior or better off than him. [1]

That is all that Ibn Rajab رحمه الله states as a definition of hasad. His definition is definitely not sufficient. The meaning of hasad is more general that what Ibn Rajab رحمه الله stated.

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله and al-Qaasimi, in his abridgement of al-Ghazzaali's Ihyaa 'Uloom ud-Deen, have defined hasad as disliking a bounty that another has received and wishing that the other person would lose that bounty. [2]

Al-Bugha and Mistu as well as 'Abdul Maalik al-Qaasimi define it simply as the wishing that another person would lose a bounty that he possesses. [3]

Al-Haitami defines hasad as a person wishing that another's bounty would be lost and wishing that he would get it himself. [4]

It seems that hasad is inclusive of a number of cases, some being worse in degree than others. It includes the case where a person dislikes that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى should bestow a bounty upon somebody else, even if he himself has more of that same bounty. For example, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى may have blessed a certain individual with a large amount of knowledge yet, at the same time, he hates it when Allaah سبحانه و تعالى bestowns any amount of knowledge upon others. This is hasad. It is not necessary that the person wishes that the bounty be removed from the other person or that he himself receives the bounty. It is sufficient to constitute hasad that he hates that the other person has even received the blessing in the first place. [5] [6]

Notes:

[1] Jaami' al-'Uloom wal-Hikam, vol. 2, p. 260

[2] Ibn al-Qayyim's statement may be found in Ali as-Saalihi, vol. 6, p. 525; Muhammad Jamaal ud-deen al-Qaasimi, Mauidhat al-Mu'mineen min Ihyaa 'Uloom ud-Deen (Beirut: Daar an-Nafaais, 1994), p. 322

[3] al-Bugha and Mistu, p. 270; Abdul Maalik al-Qaasim, al-Hasad (Riyadh: Daar al-Qaasim, 1418 A.H.), P. 4. However, on page 6, al-Qaasim gives the same definition as quoted from al-Qaasimi

[4] al-Haitami, Fath, p. 249

[5] Cf., Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله, Sharh Riyaadus Saaliheen, vol. 4, p. 703

[6] Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1025-1026
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 8th November 2013 15:31
Do they also regard hasad as being "firmly embedded in the nature of man?"
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 8th November 2013 15:57
The words of Hazrat Maulana Maseehullah Khan sahab Jalalabadi رحمة الله عليه on Hasad as mentioned in Shariat wa Tareeqat.

بسم الله الرحمن اللرحيم


Allah Ta'ala says:

"(Say) I seek refuge with the Rabb of the morning from the evil of the haasid (jealous person) when he envies."

Rasulullah (saw) said: "Do not be jealous among yourselves."

To be displeased with another's good position and to wish for its elimination is hasad. Hasad has three stages.

1. The natural human quality. In this degree of hasad, man is excused and is not at fault.

2. Acting according to the demands of hasad. In this degree of commission, man is a sinner.

3. Opposing the demands of hasad. In this degree, man is laudable and will be rewarded
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Generally the basis of hasad is Takabbur (pride) and ghuroor (falsehood). Without any valid reason man seeks to withhold the bounties of Allah Ta'ala. He desires (at times consciously and at times subconsciously) that like himself, Allah too should restrict His bounties. Hasad is a malady of the heart. It is harmful to both one's spiritual life and worldly life. The harm to man's Deen (spiritual life) is the elimination of his good deeds and he becomes the victim of Allah's Wrath. Rasulullah (saw) said:

"Jealousy devours good deeds like Fire devours wood."

The harm to his worldly life (dunyaa) is the frustration and worry which perpetually afflicts the envious person. He is consumed by frustration caused by hasad for another whose disgrace and fall he always anticipates. In this way the haasid destroys his Aakhirat in addition to eliminating his worldly comfort and peace of mind.

THE REMEDY

The disease of hasad is remedied by praising much the person against whom jealousy is directed. Praise him no matter how difficult this may seem. Honour him and meet him with respect and humility


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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2013 10:24
The Evils Of Hasad


This disease of the heart and the sin which is known as hasad was one of the first sins ever committed. It was one of the main things that drove Shaytaan away from his Lord. In fact, two aspects drove Shaytaan to the horrendous situation that he is in today: pride and envy.

Shayaan was jealous and envious of Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام because of all of the special blessings that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى gave Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام, including the fact that the angels were ordered to prostrate to Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام and the fact that Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام was given knowledge that Shaytaan was not given. Shaytaan's response was the classic response of envy and arrogance. He felt that he was better than Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام and did not feel that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى was right in giving such bounties to Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام. The following Qur'anic verse describes part of the situation:



"(Allaah) said: 'What prevented you that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?' He (Shaytaan) said: 'I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.'" (Soorah al-A'raaf, 7:12)

In addition, the people with whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is displeased and those who have gone astray, the Jews and the Christians, are people of hasad. Hence, any time a Muslim has this characteristic, he is taking on one of the characteristics of the people whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى despises. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says in the Qur'aan,



"Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their own selves, even, after the truth has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allah brings His Command. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things." (Soorah al-Baqarah, 2:109)

And another verse about the Jews and Christians reads,



"Or do they envy people for what Allah has given them of His bounty?" (Soorah an-Nisaa', 4:54)

When hasad spreads among a people, it is very destructive. It strikes at the very core of the love and compassion that believers should have toward one another. The Prophet صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم said concerning hasad, "Creeping upon you is the disease of the peoples before you: envy and hatred. And the hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves hair, but it shaves the religion. By the One in whose hand is my soul," - or he said: "by the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad - you will not enter Paradise until you believe. And you do not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which will establish such for you: spreading the greetings (of peace) among yourselves." [1]

According to Shaykh Ibn Taymiyya رحمه الله, hasad is always accompanied by hatred. This is one of the evils of hasad. First the person is envious of the other person. After some time, this envy develops into hatred. [2]

Hasad may definitely lead to the breaking up of a Muslim community. This is because, in many cases, hasad is acted upon. In other words, the person hates the bounties others have received and he actively works to remove such bounties. For example, suppose someone wanted to be the Imaam of a mosque but instead that job was given to somebody else. Now out of envy, the first person cannot stand that the other person got the job and he begins to do whatever he can to remove the other person from his position - even if he himself is not going to get that position. He begins to talk bad about the new Imaam. He starts getting a group of people behind him who criticise everything the Imaam does. Soon the whole community is split and fighting over the Imaam and whether or not he should be kept in his position. This kind of actions occurs in many circumstances, not just with the position of Imaam. This is one of the ways by which hasad can truly destroy a community and lead to hatred among the Muslims. [3]

Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has shown in the Qur'aan how hasad can penetrate what is recognised as one of the stronges bonds in this world, the blood relationship. Yes, hasad can even pit one blood brother against another. That demonstrates how dangerous and damaging this disease is. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى shows two very clear examples of this nature in the Qur'aan. About the two sons of Adam, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,






"And recite to them the story of Adam's two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to Allah ], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], "I will surely kill you." Said [the former], "Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him]. If you should raise your hand against me to kill me - I shall not raise my hand against you to kill you. Indeed, I fear Allah , Lord of the worlds. Indeed I want you to obtain [thereby] my sin and your sin so you will be among the companions of the Fire. And that is the recompense of wrongdoers." So the Nafs (self) of the other (latter one) encouraged him and made fair-seeming to him the murder of his brother; he murdered him and became one of the losers." (Soorah al-Maa'idah, 5:27-30)

As Ibn Katheer رحمه الله pointed out, it was mostly his envy for his brother, that his brother's sacrifice was accepted and his was not, that led him to that grievous deed of killing his own blood brother. [4]

Allaah سبحانه و تعالى also recounts the story of the brothers of Yoosuf عليه الصلاة و السلام. They were also jealous and envious of their father's love for Yoosuf عليه الصلاة و السلام. Therefore, they also plotted to do away with their own blood brother. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,





"When they said: "Truly, Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are 'Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error. Kill Joseph or cast him out to [another] land; the countenance of your father will [then] be only for you, and you will be after that a righteous people." Said a speaker among them, "Do not kill Joseph but throw him into the bottom of the well; some travellers will pick him up - if you would do [something]." (Soorah Yoosuf, 12:8-10)

Hasad is a sign that a person's soul is evil and is far away from the level of eemaan that it should achieve. The true believer must love for his brother what he loves for himself. He should be happy when his brother is blessed with something. This is virtually the exact opposite of hasad. In the case of hasad, one wishes for the things that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed upon others, while Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has stated,



"And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing." (Soorah an-Nisaa', 4:32)

Hasad is a king of opposition or discontent with what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has decreed. After all, it is Allaah سبحانه و تعالى who bestowed that bounty upon the other person. If a person dislikes what another person has received, then, in reality, he is showing his dislike for what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has decreed. [5]

When he gets to that point, as Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله stated, he is putting his religion into a dangerous and precarious position. He is practically declaring himself a better decision maker than Allaah. [6]

Furthermore, the jealous person does not know why Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed that blessing on the other person. Some people get jealous because they see people lying or cheating and then getting what they desire off this world. However, these "bounties" that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has given them may simply be the source of their own destruction - Allaah سبحانه و تعالى gives them bounties and they continue to disobey Allaah سبحانه و تعالى by lying, cheating and so forth. Therefore, their punishment will be much greater. Obviously, there is no reason to be jealous of such worldly gains whatsoever. One must leave the decrees and the decisions of this world to Allaah and accept whatever Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has decreed, for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is the All-Knowing, the Just, and the Merciful.

Furthermore, the person cannot change what Allaah سبحانه و تعالىhas decreed. In essence, he is fighting a losing battle. He cannot remove that blessing from the other person unless Allaah سبحانه و تعالى decrees such a thing. However, it was Allaah سبحانه و تعالى that decreed that the other person should receive that blessing. His anxiety and stress will be in vain as everything is according to Allaah's decree and Allaah سبحانه و تعالى blesses whomsoever He wills.

Hasad also entails a number of negative psychological effects upon the jealous or envious person. As Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله pointed out, the jealous person may always be in a state of anger and discontent over the bounties that others receive. This is because there is no limit to the number of bounties that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى bestows upon others. The person may drive himself crazy or even kill himself if he always looks at the bounties others receive and he cannot live with them receiving such bounties. [7]

When one realises all of the negative aspects of hasad and how it is clearly a sign that there is something wrong in a person's heart, especially a person who claims to be a Muslim or a believer, it is not surprising to know that, in reality, hasad and eemaan cannot coexist in one heart. The Messenger of Allaah صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم said, "Eemaan and hasad do not gather together in the heart of a slave [of Allaah]." [8] [9]

Notes:

[1] Recorded by Imaam Ahmad, with the above wording, and by at-Tirmidhi. After a lengthy discussion, al-Hilaali concludes that the hadeeth is hasan. See al-Hilaali, Eeqaadh, pp. 470-471

[2] Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله, Majmoo', vol. 10, p. 127. Also see Ali ad-Duhaami, al-Hath ala Salaamah as-Sadr (Riyadh: Daar al-Watn, 1416 A.H.), pp. 38-39

[3] Power and leadership are great trials from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. They are many times the downfall of otherwise righteous people. Some people want all the Islamic activity to be under their control and leadership. If others of the same community, not directly under their guidance, are doing some good work, they are not happy about it because they want all the good work to come from only themselves. Therefore, they start talking about the others and depreciating their good work. They claim that they are going against the "unity of the community" by not doing their good work under their leadership and control. This is a great disease that has afflicted many of the Muslim communities of the West. It must be recognised and cured by realising that it is part of the evil hasad that the Prophet صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم has warned about.

[4] Tafseer Ibn Katheer, vol. 2, p. 50

[5] Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has delegated specific roles for Muslim males and females. Especially in this day and age, with the advent of the feminist movement, many Muslim women seem to be jealous and envious of the role that Islam has given to men. Many of them do not seem to be happy that, in general, it is the man who is out in the workplace while the woman is at home (or, as some of them say, "Stuck at home with the children" while they want to "be like the men"). Many of them do not seem to be happy that the man has been given the responsibility of being the head of the household. They do not accept the fact that it is the husband's job to provide for and maintain the family, as well as lead the family. Such women must be careful because they must consider who their anger is directed to. Is it not Allaah سبحانه و تعالى who created them as women instead of men? Is it not Allaah سبحانه و تعالى who legislated the rights and responsibilities of both sexes? Do these women not think that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has done that based on wisdom and that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is merciful to all of His servants, male and female? However, what is important, and what is often times missing, is for the wife to be treated properly and correctly according to Islamic teachings.

[6] Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله, Sharh Riyaadus Saaliheen, vol. 4, p. 704

[7] Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله, Sharh Riyaadus Saaliheen, vol. 4, p. 704

[8] Recorded by an-Nasaa'ee. According to Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله, it is saheeh. See Saheeh al-Jaami', vol. 2, p. 1262

[9] Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1026-1031

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 12th November 2013 12:09
A Sign That One Has The Disease Of Hasad


According to Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله, one of the strong signs that a person is inflicted with the disease of hasad is that he always tries to conceal the virtues and goodness of others. He does not like it when others talk about the good that a person has done. He remains silent and pretends like he does not know of the good that the other one has done. [1]

A true believer who is free of hasad likes it when good things are said about others and when the good deeds of others are appreciated and spoken about. He, himself, when he speaks about others always speaks about their good aspects and the wonderful bounties that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed on them. He has no envy in his heart for what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed upon the others and, therefore, he spreads that good news to others. [2]

This sign that Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله has explicitly mentioned should be considered a type of subtle sign that people may not notice in themselves. They must take note of this sign and repel it as quickly as possible as it is a stepping stone to the greater forms of hasad. [3]

Notes:

[1] Ad-Duhaami points out that hasad is one of the greatest causes of backbiting. Not only does the person remain silent as to the others good points, out of envy and hatred, he tries to put down the other person.

[2] Sharh Riyaadus Saaliheen, vol. 4, p. 707

[3] Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, p. 1031

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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 13th November 2013 14:35
The Different Categories Of People With Respect To Hasad


With respect to that feeling of hasad, people can be divided into the following categories:

(1) There are some people who actively work to remove that bounty from the other person, without necessarily destroying the bounty itself. By their speech and their actions they will wrongly do whatever they can to bring an end to the other person's blessing from Allaah.

(2) There are others who do not just seek to remove that bounty from the other person, but they also work to get the bounty for themselves.

(3) The worst are those who simply wish to destroy the bounty, regardless of whether they themselves get it or if it is simply destroyed. They only want to destroy that blessing because it was not given to them in the first place.

(4) There are those who cannot remove the feeling of envy from their souls. They cannot control it but they do not like it and wish they could remove it. Those people, Allaah willing, are not sinful for their state that they cannot control. According to Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله, the evil of hasad comes about when the person acts upon his hasad, even if just in his heart. This is why Allaah سبحانه و تعالى guides the Muslims not to simply seek refuge of the envious one, but to seek refuge of the envious one when he is being envious. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,



"From the evil of the envious one when he envies." (Soorah al-Falaq, 113:5) [1]

(5) There are also those who, although they do not act upon their hasad, willingly have thoughts of envy, are pleased with them and continue to think in such a manner while putting up no resistance to such evil thoughts as removing blessings from one's brother. This person is like a person who is dead set upon committing a sin. There is a difference of opinion among the scholars concerning whether this kind of person is a sinner or not. Al-Haitami رحمه الله says that such a person is definitely a sinner. [2]

al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali رحمه الله, furthermore, points out that such a person is rarely safe from doing some wrong act against his brother out of spite and envy. Therefore, in the end, he may definitely become sinful in action, without question. [3]

(6) Another group of people recognise the hasad that exists within them. They do their best to remove that hasad from themselves and to treat the one they are envious of in the best possible fashion. They pray for the person; they tell others of his goodness and of the bounties that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed upon him. They remove that hasad to the extent that they love their Muslim brother and they love that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has blessed him and bestowed His bounties upon him. This category of people are among the people of the highest level of faith, they love for their brothers what they love for themselves. [4] [5]

Notes:

[1] Quoted in as-Saalihi, vol. 6, p. 529

[2] Al-Haitami, Fath, p. 249

[3] Jaami', vol. 2, p. 262

[4] Jaami', vol. 2, p. 263

[5] Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1031-1032
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 13th November 2013 14:52
May Allah Ta'aala grant that we all become like those who strive to destroy the hasad within their hearts, show gratitude for the blessings He has bestowed on them and their brothers and sisters, love for their brothers and sisters what they love for ourselves, and remain steadfast and patient. Ameen.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 14th November 2013 14:34
How To Free Oneself Of The Disease Or Effects Of Hasad


The disease of hasad is very dangerous for one's religion and feelings of brotherhood. If a person has such a disease, he should do what he can to remove it. Taataay has suggested the following steps to help remove hasad from one's heart:

(1) The person should remind himself of the evil effects of hasad, both with respect to this life and the Hereafter. When he sees how it hurts his friendship and interaction with others - how he cannot even approach them with a clean heart - he should realise that he is the person who is losing. When he thinks about how displeasing this quality is to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, this should also move him to try to purify himself from this disease.

(2) If the feeling of hasad comes to him, he should do whatever he can to repel it, whether that implies reading the Qur'aan, performing a prayer and so forth.

(3) At the very least, he should realise that if he does not act upon his hasad and limits it to just a thought in his mind that he cannot fight off, he may still remain sinless. Therefore, he must do whatever he can to keep himself from acting upon his feelings of hasad. Indeed, on the contrary, he should improve his actions toward the one that he has such feelings for. In this way, he might even earn Allaah's pleasure.

(4) In addition, the person should realise that the true bounties are the bounties of the Hereafter and not the bounties of this world. If he concentrates on those and works to achieve those, he will be preoccupied with greater bounties and he will not worry about what others are receiving of this world.

[Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1033-1034]
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2013 09:49
How To Behave Toward Those Who Commit Hasad


There are some steps that can be taken when envy does appear. These steps can protect the person from the envy of others and may also help in removing that envy from society.

When a person is afflicted and hurt by the envy of others, he should take the following steps:

(1) The person himself should repent to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى and ask forgiveness for his own sins. In general, one's opponents and enemies will not get the better of him except due to his own sins that he himself has committed. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,



"And whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what you hands have earned. And He pardons much." (Soorah ash-Shoora, 42:30

(2) The person should put his trust in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. Whenever a person puts his trust in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى suffices for him.

(3) He should seek refuge in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى from the evil of the envious person. He should supplicate to and seek refuge in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى as found in the next to last Soorah of the Qur'aan,



"From the evil of the envious one when he envies." (Soorah al-Falaq, 113:5)

(4) He should be just toward the envious one. He should not wrong the envious one and go beyond what is right in such a case.

(5) He should try to be nice and compassionate to the envious one. Envy is strongly related to hatred. When the envied one is very nice to the envious person, the feeling of hatred and jealousy is slowly but surely removed, by the will of Allaah.

[Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1034-1035]
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2013 10:16
What Is Not Considered Hasad


To compete with one another in acts of righteousness and getting closer to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is not an aspect of the disease of hasad. This, in fact, is a praised action as everyone should be striving their best to do what is pleasing to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has said,



"And for this let (all) those strive who want to strive." (Soorah al-Mutaffifeen, 83:26)

There are two important keys to this type of "healthy competition".

The first key is that one wishes he has goodness and even excels others in goodness while, at the same time, he does not mind if others have the same goodness. In other words, there is no jealousy or envy involved. He is not hoping to remove what others have received nor does it make him unhappy that others have received such good. Indeed, if he is a true believer, he will be competing with others to please Allaah سبحانه و تعالى while, at the same time, he will love that his brother is also doing what is pleasing to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى.

The second key is that the competition is with respect to the Hereafter and not for the matters of this world. Competition with respect to this world is blameworthy. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has referred to such people in the Qur'aan,




"So he (Qaaroon) went forth before his people in his pomp. Those who were desirous of the life of the world, said: "Ah, would that we had the like of what Qaaroon (Korah) has been given? Verily! He is the owner of a great fortune." But those who had been given (religious) knowledge said: "Woe to you! The Reward of Allaah (in the Hereafter) is better for those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and this none shall attain except those who are patient (in following the truth)." (Soorah al-Qasas, 28:79-80)

Related to this topic, there is a hadeeth of the Prophet صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم which may cause some confusion. It states, "There is to be no hasad except with respect to two: a person to whom Allaah has given wealth and he uses it up for the purposes of truth. And another man whom Allaah has given wisdom and he judges by it and teaches it." [1]

In this hadeeth, though, the meaning hasad is actually al-ghabtah الغبطة (where one wishes for what another has but does not wish that the blessing be removed from the other person). The word hasad has been used as a type of metaphor. [2] [3]

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[1] Saheeh al-Bukhaari

[2] Jaami' al-'Uloom wal-Hikam, vol. 2, p. 262

[3] Commentary on the Forty Hadeeth of Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله, vol. 2, pp. 1035-1036
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2013 17:21
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In addition to the measures the learned brother suggested in his post,some additional very important component of treatment,if one wants to get rid of of HASAD, are :

1) Pray for the person you are doing HASAD with...and pray with the depth of your heart,like : "O' Allah I pray to you,please grant so and so even more wealth,even more knowledge,even more bounties of dunya and Akhera,be always kind to him,extend your blessings even to his family,his offsprings and his progeny"----Initially it will be difficult indeed,but one has to keep doing it if one is really interested in his cure.

2) Miss no chance to praise the person being a target of your HASAD, in public and private,defend him if someone speaks against him.

3) Give him gifts off and on,meet him with humility and give him your utmost respect...even if you don,t feel like.

InshaAllah the above measures will be sufficient for Eslah and nijat.

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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 8th August 2014 11:30
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Salih al-'Uthaymeen رحمه الله said,

If you see that Allaah has blessed one of His servants with something, then strive hard to be like him. Do not dislike him, whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has blessed with something. Rather, say:

(اللَّهُمَّ زِدْهُ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ وَ أَعْطِنِي أَفْضَلَ مِنْهُ)

Allaahumma zidhu min fadlika wa a'tinee afdala minh.

"O Allaah, increase for him from your favours and grant me better than him."

[The Book of Knowledge]
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 7th January 2015 10:22
‏In a ḥadīth, related by Abū Dawūd, Rasūl Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم says “Beware of envy for envy consumes up good deeds just as fire consumes up and devours wood or dry grass.”

On one hand we work hard to earn the reward of Allāh سبحانه و تعالى by praying, fasting and doing other good deeds, but on other hand we harbour envy in our hearts. This envy leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Any good we do is destroyed by the raging fire of hasad (envy). Which one us of can say we are free from envy? As well as destroying their good deeds, envy also consumes the envious person. It destroys their quality of life.

A poet says ‘May the wisdom of envy belong to Allāh. It begins with the envious person and kills him’.

The envious person is not only deprived of the thing that they are envious of, but at the same time they destroy the quality of their own life, peace of mind and contentment of their own heart by harbouring envy. It consumes and kills them before it harms the person whom they are envious of. When a person is envious, he is merely objecting to Allāh’s division and distribution.

Allāh سبحانه و تعالى says in the Qur’an:



"Do they envy the people for what Allah has bestowed upon them of His grace?" [An-Nisā, 4/54]

Differing grades and divisions amongst the people are part of His distribution and by being envious of others we are objecting to that. Everyone is unique in their own way. But no one is greater than the other person. This is Allah’s wisdom in His creation. We should not waste our time and consume ourselves trying to be like someone else.

[This short excerpt is based on a spiritual gathering held by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 16th November 2014]

http://www.contentsoul.com/2015/01/01/objecting-to-allahs-division-and-distribution/
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 15th June 2017 14:04
assalaam

i am looking for urdu english and arabic kitabs on jealousy and hasad
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