Ta’ala, in His Infinite Wisdom, which we, with our limited
intelligence cannot comprehend, distributes amongst mankind of His
bounties. Wealth, intelligence, health, beauty and all other goodness
are given by Allah Ta’ala.
There is no need to burn the heart over someone
else’s gifts, fortunes and possessions. Harbouring jealousy
in the heart only harms the one who is jealous, ruins his peace
of mind, torments his heart, and destroys his own good deeds.
It mentioned in a Hadeeth: "Beware of jealousy, for verily
it destroys good deeds the way fire destroys wood."
Hazrat Maulana Shah Muhammad Ahmad Saheb (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)
aptly conveyed the reality of jealousy in his poetry:
“Why are you burning yourself in the fire
Why are walking towards the Fire of Hell?
Are you unhappy with the distribution made by
Why are you rubbing the palms of your hands in deep regret?”
Expel the evil of jealousy from the heart. Seek
goodness from Allah Ta’ala and make the correct effort by
making use of the Halaal means to acquire what is permissible to
acquire. Be satisfied and content with whatever is achieved.