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Jealousy

Jealousy الحَسَد

Jealousy

مَضارُّ الحَسَدِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : قالَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ لموسى بنِ عِمرانَ : إنَّ الحاسِدَ ساخِطٌ لنِعَمي ، صادٌّ لقِسْمي الّذي قَسَمْتُ بينَ عِبادي.

1- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Allah, Mighty and Exalted, said to Moses son of Amran (a.s.) [known in the Arabic tradition as ‘Aimran], ‘Verily the jealous is discontented with My bounties, and wards off the shares I have apportioned to My servants.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 307, no. 6]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَسدُ حَبْسُ الرُّوحِ.

2- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Jealousy is the spirit’s imprisonment.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 372]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَسدُ شَرُّ الأمْراضِ.

3- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Jealousy is the worst disease.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 332]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : رأسُ الرَّذائلِ الحَسدُ .

4- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The chief of vices is jealousy.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5242]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : للّه‏ِ دَرُّ الحَسـدِ ما أعْدَلَهُ ! بَـدأَ بصاحِبِهِ فقَتلَهُ .

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘How capable jealousy is! And how just it is, that it starts off with its perpetrator and ends up killing him!’[Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 1, p. 316]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ثَمرَةُ الحَسدِ شَقاءُ الدُّنيا والآخِرَةِ .

6- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The fruit of jealousy is the misery of this world and the Hereafter.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4632]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحاسِدُ يَرى أنَّ زَوالَ النِّعمَةِ عَمَّن يَحسُدُهُ نِعْمَةٌ علَيهِ.

7- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The jealous one sees a loss for the one he is jealous of as a gain for himself.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1832]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ما رَأيتُ ظالِما أشْبَهَ بمَظلومٍ مِن الحاسِدِ : نَفَسٌ دائمٌ ، وقَلبٌ هائمٌ ، وحُزنٌ لازمٌ.

8- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘I have not seen a wrong-doer resemble a wronged person more than the jealous one: he has an exhausted spirit, a wandering heart, and an inherent sorrow.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 76, p. 256, no. 29]

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : حَسْبُ الحاسِدِ ما يَلْقى.

9- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘That which he suffers is [torment] enough for the jealous one.’[Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, v. 12, p. 17, no. 13388]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَسودُ كثيرُ الحَسَراتِ ، مُتضَاعَفُ السَّيّـئاتِ.

10- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The jealous one has many regrets, and his vices are manifold.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1520]

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَسودُ لا يَسودُ .

11- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The jealous one can never rule.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1017]

Every Prosperous Person is Envied

كُلُّ ذي نِعمَةٍ مَحسودٌ

12ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : اسْتَعينوا على قَضاءِ حَوائجِكُم بالكِتْمانِ ، فإنَّ كُلَّ ذي نِعمَةٍ مَحسودٌ .

12- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Seek the assistance of secrecy in fulfilling your needs, for every prosperous person is envied.’[Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 1, p. 316]

Jealousy and Faith

الحسدُ والإيمانُ

13ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ الحَسَد لَيَأكُلُ الإيمانَ كما تَأكُلُ النّارُ الحَطَبَ .

13- Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘Jealousy consumes faith like fire consumes dry wood.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 306, no. 1]

14ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إيّاكُم أنْ يَحْسُدَ بَعضُكُم بَعْضا ؛ فإنَّ الكُفْرَ أصلُهُ الحَسدُ .

14- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Beware of being jealous of one another, for the origin of disbelief is jealousy.’[al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 8, no. 1]

The Signs of the Jealous Person

عَلامَةُ الحاسِدِ

15ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : قالَ لُقمانُ لابنِهِ : للحاسِدِ ثَلاثُ عَلاماتٍ : يَغْتابُ إذا غابَ ، ويَتَملّقُ إذا شَهِدَ ، ويَشْمَتُ بالمُصيبَةِ.

15- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Luqman told his son, ‘There are three signs of the jealous person: he backbites someone in his absence, flatters him in his presence, and rejoices at the misery of others.’[al-Khisal, p. 121, no. 113]