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Uprooting the ugly disease of envy

By Jabril Muhammad | Last updated: Mar 1, 2013 - 12:29:07 PM

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I started the previous article with these words: “No one can see and/or help the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan or help ourselves, with jealousy and envy in his/her hearts.”

I’m continuing Minister Farrakhan’s words:

“In the time of Prophet Muhammad, Allah revealed to him in the Holy Qur’an that His eyes should be cool looking at the wealth that the wicked possessed; for the righteous were very poor and Allah (God) did not want the righteous to envy the temporal wealth of the wicked.

“So, Allah (God) said to Prophet Muhammad, this is the wicked’s portion, in this life, but they will not be a part of the life and blessing of the hereafter.

“Allah (God) promised the righteous the best in this world and the best in the world to come. To the righteous who do not have all the things that you desire, while the wicked seem to prosper, Allah says, ‘let your eyes be cool.’

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“Allah (God) is not unjust and He gives to all in season and tries all by what He gives and what He withholds.

“Though the righteous are promised wealth and this they will receive for Allah (God) is not a liar. He has Power over all things. Sometimes He blesses those among us and makes them a trial for others so that what is in our breast might be made manifest.

“Remember, we are not Muslims or righteous people until we love or desire for our Brother or Sister what we love and desire for ourselves.

“In closing, in my judgment the two commands that Jesus gave to His followers show the true mark of the true followers of Jesus and is the medicine to uproot envy. The number one command is that we should love Allah (God) with all our heart, soul and mind.

“When we love Allah (God) like this, and we see His Gifts manifested in others, we glorify Him and give honor and praise to Him for what we see in our fellow man, for it is a manifestation of His Beneficence and Mercy.

“When I see any human being manifesting their gifts that belong to Allah (God), I fall more and more in love with our Mighty Creator.

“When I see men and women doing that which gains them praise, honor, and wealth, I give praise and thanks to Allah (God) for giving such wonderful gifts to that human being. I know that He has given to each of us something very unique and special.

“Envy deprives us of developing our gifts and talents of what Allah (God) gives us. Seeing His Greatness manifested in others and praising Him for what He has blessed others with, frees our own gifts.

“Secondly, Love your neighbor or Brother as you love yourself. If we would only do this, we would uproot this malignant spiritual cancer of envy from the church, mosque, synagogue and society.

“If those in leadership would follow these commands, it would produce an egalitarian society granting each human being freedom and also equality of opportunity that would allow the talents and gifts of every human being to be developed and utilized, then, Allah (God) would be glorified not only in the flowers, trees, mountains and all of His Magnificent Creation, but also He will be glorified in every human being.

“Envy can be uprooted.

“If any of you find this evil and characteristic in yourself and you will take the medicine just prescribed in as large a dose as you can, then surely your day is not too far away when you will be able to love for your Brother or Sister what you love for yourself.

“Those who develop the characteristic of humility will never have a problem with their self-concept and will never be victimized by this evil characteristic of envy.

“In the Holy Qur’an, it is written that you can tell the righteous for they walk the earth in humbleness.

“Thank you for taking the time to read and implement what you read in this article.”

The above are Minister Farrakhan’s words.

In 1940, my father and my mother asked me to read a few verses of the Bible. There are many bibles out there, but I did not read any of them, until after July 1954. Before that time I did not even know of the Holy Qur’an.

Allah willing, I’ll mention my reason/purpose for writing this, which is part of the series of articles, I started some weeks ago. How any one of us see this is related to the situation that is happening all over the world especially in the USA that was foreseen many, many, many years ago in the scriptures?

I’m reading the book titled Defending Farrakhan Book 2, here in Chicago, Illinois.

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In The New International version of the Gospel of Matthew 13:1-51 we can read: “That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea. And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach. And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, ‘Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

“Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.”

“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. ‘He who has ears let him hear.’

“And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Why do You speak to them in parables?’ Jesus answered them, ‘To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.’

“Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; for the heart of this people has become dull, with their ears they scarcely hear and they have closed their eyes, otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I would heal them.’

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

More next issue, Allah willing.

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