About the Talk -
Hasad (destructive envy) means wishing that a blessing that Allaah has bestowed on the envied person be taken away. Allaah enjoined His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to seek refuge with Him from the evil of the envier when he envies. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Say: 'I seek refuge with (Allaah), the Lord of the daybreak,
2. 'From the evil of what He has created,
3. 'And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away),
4. 'And from the evil of those who practise witchcraft when they blow in the knots,
5. 'And from the evil of the envier when he envies.'"
What is meant by "when he envies" is when he manifests what he feels of envy in his heart and acts on it, and his envy makes him do something bad to the one whom he envies.
Hasad is of varying degrees:
1 -- When a person wants the blessing to be taken away from his Muslim brother, even if it does not come to him; rather he does not like Allaah to bless anyone else and that upsets him.
2 -- Where he wants the blessing to be taken away from someone else because he wants it, in the hope that it will come to him.
3 -- Where he wishes for himself a blessing like that which someone else has, without wanting it to be taken away from the other person. This is permissible and is not called hasad rather it is called ghibtah.
The envier harms himself in three ways:
1 -- He earns sin because hasad is haraam.
2 -- It is bad etiquette before Allaah, because what hasad really means is hating Allaah's blessing His slaves, and objecting to what Allaah does.
3 -- He suffers because of too much worry and distress.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions
About the speaker -
Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went onto studying in the Islamic University of Madina for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da'wah and Usool-ad-Din.
Abu Usamah has been very active in da'wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
His zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has lead him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du'aat from the Arab world.
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time, to name a few, Shaikh Umar Fulaatah at the Rawdah of the Prophets Mosque, Shaikh Muhammad 'Atiyyah Saalim (author of Tafsir 'Adwaa ul-Bayaan'), Shaikh Abdullah Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Shaikh Muhammad al-Jaami, Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan and many more. He was also very fortunate to have spent two summers in intensive study under Shaikh Ibn Baaz and Shaikh Ibn Uthaymin.
This lecture was delivered at Khalid Mosque Sisters Conference
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