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Jealousy

Jealousy الحسد

    1. Jealousy is one of the two torments.

1ـ اَلْحَسَدُ أحَدُ العَذابَيْنِ.

    2. Jealousy is the viler of the two depravities.

2ـ اَلْحَسَدُ اَلأَمُ الرَّذِيْلَتَيْنِ.

    3. Jealousy is an incurable disease, it does not end except by the destruction of the envier or the death of the envied.

3ـ اَلْحَسَدُ داءٌ عَياءٌ، لايَزُولُ إلاّ بِهَلْكِ الحاسِدِ، أوْ مَوْتِ المَحْسُودِ.

    4. Jealousy eats away good deeds just like fire consumes firewood.

4ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يَأكُلُ الحَسَناتِ كَما تَأكُلُ النّارَ الحَطَبَ.

    5. Jealousy is a shameful flaw and a gross deficiency; one who possesses it is not cured except by realizing his hopes about the one whom he envies.

5ـ اَلْحَسَدُ عَيْبٌ فاضِحٌ، وشُحٌّ (شَجىٌّ)فادِحٌ، لايَشْفي صاحِبَهُ إلاّ بُلُوغُ آمالِهِ فيمَنْ يَحْسُدُهُ.

    6. Be cautious of jealousy, for it disparages the self.

6ـ إحْذَرُوا الحَسَدَ، فَإنَّهُ يُزْري بِالنَّفْسِ.

    7. Be wary of jealousy for it is the worst quality, the ugliest attribute and the trait of the Devil.

7ـ إيّاكَ والحَسَدَ، فَإنَّهُ شَـرُّ شيمَة، وأقْبَحُ سَجِيَّة، وخَليقَةُ إبْلِيسَ.

    8. Jealousy is stressful.

8ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يُضْني.

    9. Jealousy is the worst of diseases.

9ـ اَلْحَسَدُ شَـرُّ الأمْراضِ.

    10. Jealousy is imprisonment of the soul.

10ـ اَلْحَسَدُ حَبْسُ الرُّوحِ.

    11. Jealousy is the principal of [all] flaws.

11ـ اَلْحَسَدُ رَأْسُ العُيُوبِ.

    12. Jealousy makes life miserable.

12ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يُنَـكِّدُ العَيْشَ.

    13. Jealousy emaciates (and exhausts) the body.

13ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يُنْضِي(يُضْنِي) الجَسَدَ.

    14. Jealousy melts away the body.

14ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يُذيبُ الجَسَدَ.

    15. Jealousy gives rise to depression.

15ـ اَلْحَسَدُ يُنْشِيُ الْكَمَدَ.

    16. Jealousy is the great trap of the Devil.

16ـ اَلْحَسَدُ مِقْنَصَةُ (مَنْقَصَةُ) إبْلِيسَ الكُبْرى.

    17. Jealousy is an ailment that cannot be cured.

17ـ اَلْحَسَدُ مَرَضٌ لايُؤْسيى.

    18. Jealousy is the habitude of the vile ones and the enemies of fortunes.

18ـ اَلْحَسَدُ دَأْبُ السَّفِلِ، وأعْداءِ الدُّوَلِ.

    19. When jealousy between the people rains, corruption grows.

19ـ إذا أمْطَرَ التَّحاسُدُ نَبَتَ التَّفاسُدُ.

    20. The fruit of jealousy is wretchedness in this world and the Hereafter.

20ـ ثَمَرَةُ الحَسَدِ شَقاءُ الدُّنيا والآخِرَةِ.

    21. Shun jealousy, dishonesty and malice, for indeed these three [characteristics] disgrace the religion and destroy the person [who possesses them].

21ـ دَعِ الحَسَدَ، والكِذْبَ، والحِقْدَ، فَإنَّهُنَ ثَلاثَةٌ تَشينُ الدّينَ، وَتُهْلِكُ الرَّجُلَ.

    22. The cornerstone of [all] depravities is jealousy.

22ـ رَأْسُ الرَّذائِلِ الحَسَدُ.

    23. The cause of depression is jealousy.

23ـ سَبَبُ الكَمْدِ الحَسَدُ.

    24. The weapon of ignobility is jealousy.

24ـ سِلاحُ اللُّؤْمِ اَلحَسَدُ.

    25. The worst thing that can accompany a person is jealousy.

25ـ شَـرُّ ما صَحِبَ المَرْءَ الحَسَدُ.

    26. Purify your hearts of jealousy, for it is a depressing enfeebler.

26ـ طَهِّرُوا قُلُوبَكُمْ مِنَ الحَسَدِ، فَإنَّهُ مُكْمِدٌ مُضْني.

    27. Just as rust corrodes iron until it causes it to waste away, so too does jealousy corrode the body until it wears away.

27ـ كَما أنَّ الصَّدَأَ يَأْكُلُ الحَديدَ حَتّى يُفْنِيَهُ، كَذلِكَ الحَسَدُ يُكْمِدُ الجَسَدَ حَتّى يُفْنِيَهُ.

    28. Jealousy is not from the characteristics of the God-wary.

28ـ لَيْسَ الحَسَدُ مِنْ خُلُقِ الأتْقِياءِ.

    29. Jealousy towards a friend for the blessing [he has been endowed with] stems from low self-esteem.1

29ـ مِنْ صِغَرِ الهِمَّةِ حَسَدُ الصَّديقِ عَلَى النِّعْمَةِ.

    30. Woe be to jealousy, how fair it is! It starts off with its companion and then kills him.

30ـ وَيْحَ الحَسَدِ ما أعْدَلَهُ، بَدَأ بِصاحِبِهِ فَقَتَلَهُ.

    31. Do not be jealous of each other, for jealousy eats away the faith like fire consumes firewood; and do not have hatred for one another for this is severing [for the faith].

31ـ لاتَحاسَدُوا فَإنَّ الحَسَدَ يَأْكُلُ الإيمانَ، كَما تَأْكُلُ النّارُ الحَطَبَ، وَلاتَباغَضُوا فَإنَّها الحالِقَةُ.

    32. There is no malady like jealousy.

32ـ لاداءَ كَالحَسَدِ.

  • 1. Or from weakness and lack of resolve