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Shaykh Salih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan: The remedy for envy is that you supplicate blessing [goodness] for your brother. Supplicate blessing [goodness] for your brother. Instead of wishing that the blessing is removed from him, rather supplicate for it to remain and that Allah places blessing in it.*This will not harm you, rather this will benefit you with Allah. So cure envy with the likes of these matters.*Likewise, that which cures envy is that you seek sustenance and perform the means of acquiring it, but for you to sit pathetically and idle,* whilst envying those who earn and seek sustenance, and being envious of what Allah gave them, then [only] you are to blame. You are the one who fell short, you are the one who abandoned the avenues of acquiring and was lazy. You ought to blame yourself instead of envying people for what Allah has given them from His bounty.*Therefore – O’ servants of Allah, envy leads to kufr just as it led Iblees.*It [may] lead to murder, just as it led Haabeel [the son of Adam] to murder his brother Qaabeel. Indeed Allah conveys this story to us so that we may take a lesson from it, and […]
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