In Surah An-Nisaa Nouman Ali Khan teaches us about how Allah warns against jealousy and envy. It is what drove iblis out of His grace and what led Cain to kill Abel. When this feeling rests in the heart, it affects all aspects of life and make it hard to be grateful for all of Allah’s gifts. Yet in this ayah, Allah also provides the perfect solution: we must stop comparing ourselves to others and focus on asking Him directly for what you want. This will open the doors to internal peace and security, and is proof of our complete trust in Allah’s grace.
Shaykh Yaser Birjas discusses how social comparisons and discontentment are the leading causes of depression.
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Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
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