Jealousy is a standout amongst the most negative feelings a man may have towards his kindred being. It makes him to wish ruin for others and to be pleased when disappointment holds them. Hasad (desire and envy) is among the most ruinous feelings.
The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) cautioned against envy by contrasting it with flame that totally consumes the wood.
Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said:
“Do not look to those above you. Look to those below you, as it will more likely remind you of Allah’s favors bestowed on you.” [Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim]
Jealousy and envy are normal human feelings, however on the grounds that they’re characteristic does not mean we shouldn’t attempt our best to control ourselves aside from in the cases clarified in the hadith. The Prophet Muhammad PBUH cautioned against desire and envy and the shrewd emotions it makes amongst siblings and sisters in Islam. Hasad is an infection of the heart and makes your heart tainted, which is extremely unsafe for your imaan.
“people are prone to selfish greed. If you do good and have faith, Allah is aware of what you do.“(Surat an-Nisa, 128)
These are some verses in the Quran that relate to jealousy: Allah says:
“Allah favored some of you over others with wealth and properties… Do they deny the favors of Allah?” [Soorah an-Nahl [16: 71]
“Do they envy men for what Allah has given them of His Bounty?” [Soorah an-Nisa 4: 54]
“It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in this world, and We raised some of them above others in ranks, so that some may employ others in their work. But the mercy of your Lord is better.” 43:32 “And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others.”
Hasad is a disease of the heart and it causes impurity to the heart, Hasad can make the individual enjoy doubt since it makes the individual feel that Allah has not been reasonable with him; he overlooks all the kindness and favors which Allah has gave to him.