Hadith: Live without harboring ill feelings


Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) once said to him:

“O my beloved son, If you are able to pass the morning and evening without harbouring ill feelings against anyone, then do so. O my beloved son, this is from my Sunnah and the person who revives my Sunnah indeed loves me. And whoever loves me will be with me in Jannah” [Tirmidhi, Hadith #: 2678]

Nasiha (Advice):

A Muslim should maintain a clean heart and avoid harbouring ill feelings against others. Harbouring ill feelings, malice, jealousy hatred against others only causes more discomfort and misery to the bearer himself and is devoid of any benefit. On the other hand, if a person maintains a clean heart, he will experience more contentment and be more focused in life. Together with this, he will be fulfilling a great Sunnah of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and will earn the blessed companionship of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in Jannah.

Cure by Hakimul Ummah Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi:

An effective cure for jealousy and ill feelings against others what Hakimul Ummah (Rahimahullah) has advised:

“You should make Dua for those you are jealous of that Allah grants them more and in general, make Dua for their well-being, salvation in the Aakhirah etc. If it is possible, you may also buy gifts for these people. Insha Allah, this will replace the jealousy in your heart with love and compassion for them. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said, “Give gifts to each other, you will love each other and it will remove the evil feelings from the heart” (Muwatta’ Imam Malik, 3368, Narrated by Ataa’)

E-mail Advice from the Jamiatul Ulama (KZN), Durban.

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