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17 ways to cure jealousy

My Dear Islamic Brothers! Jealousy is Haraam, which means to cure ones self of it is fardh. Here is a list of 17 ways to cure jealousy; (1) Plead in the court of Allah for relief of this disease, (2) One should constantly remind himself of the harms of jealousy, (3) Tell yourself, 'What if Allah and His Prophet become displeased with me and jealousy causes me to remain in Hell forever', (4) One should think of death abundantly. The Musnad of Imam Ahmad mentions this statement of Sayyiduna Abu Darda , 'One who thinks of death in abundance will find that his jealousy and joys decrease'. (Ittihaf-us-Sadah, V14, P29) (5) Thinking about people better than ones self usually results in a lack of self confidence, which in turn creates jealousy. This Hadith of the Blessed Prophet  mentioned by Ibn-e-Maja should be committed to memory by every single Muslim, 'Look at the people who do not possess as much as yourselves and not at those who possess more, if you do this you will not look down at any thing that Allah has granted you'. (Sunan Ibn-e-Maja, Hadith 4142, V4, P443, Dar-ul-Ma'rifah Beirut) (6) A hasid begins to hate the mahsood, so he should think of ways to start liking him, (7) Be the first to say Salaam when you confront him, (8) Show enthusiasm when you meet him, (9) If possible give gifts, (10) Pray for blessing in whatever he possess that has caused you to be jealous, (11) Avoid speaking ill of him and if someone else speaks ill of him avoid listening, (12) Visit and consolidate him in times of sickness and troubles, (14) Provide help when he needs it, (15) Praise him (without lying) in abundance in front of people, (16) If someone else praises him show happiness, (17) Cause as much benefit to the mahsood as possible.

At least do this

My Dear Islamic Brothers! Hujja-tul-Islam Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali says in Ihya-ul-Uloom (Volume 3), 'If one prevents himself from outwardly displaying jealousy, and despises the presence of it internally, and despises the desire to see others in loss, and feels angry at himself for being jealous then he has done what was humanly possible for him. Despite such efforts, if any feeling of jealousy remains in ones heart he will not be blamed for it'. For a detailed discussion on the cures of jealousy, please refer to the chapter concerning this topic in the third volume of Imam Muhammad Ghazali's Ihya-ul-Uloom. For curing jealousy and other internal diseases, regularly travel in the Madani Qafilay of Dawat-e-Islami and to gain steadfastness in this practice the Madani In'aamaat and fill your Madani In'aamaat card every night by doing Fikr-e-Madina and hand it in to the brother in charge of you local area every month. Inshaa-Allah you will see the blessings of this yourself.

 

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