Friday, January 27, 2006

Envy Corrodes Faith...

God bestows good fortune on whom He will. Then why do you feel jealous and wish that another be dispossessed of all his prosperity? Do you know in your wrath you deem yourselves equal to God? Behold, you will be depraved, because envy corrodes faith and leads to the ultimate fall. Bear in mind Joseph, who despite his brothers' loathsome schemes, remained the illustrious. And who but the brothers were disgraced? Take heed, time and again our Lord warns us against the ills of envy.

- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, Futhul Ghaib, pp. 103-104

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