If you hear the beating of resentful words in your
ears, do not worry W jealousy is not something new. As a poet said:
"Devote yourself to the gathering of virtues, and
work, And turn your back on someone who cools his jealousy by giving you
censure, Know that your life’s-span is the season of good deeds, In it, they
may be accepted, and after is death, when all jealousy ceases."
A wise person said:
"When facing criticism or the unjust rebuke,
those who have sensitive feelings must pour a certain amount of coolness into their
nerves by force."
"The coward dies many deaths and the brave man
If Allah wishes good for one of His slaves, He covers
him with slumber as a security, as occurred to Talha (may Allah be pleased with
him) before the battle of Uhud. A short time before the battle, while the
disbelievers waited in nervous apprehension, he was covered with a slumber that
made him, on a few occasions, drop his sword, so serene and calm did he feel.
Allah, the Almighty, said:
(Say: ‘Do you wait for as [anything] except one of the
two best things [martyrdom or victory; while we await for you either that Allah
will afflict you with a punishment from Himself or at our hands. So wait, we
too are waiting with you) (Qur’an 9: 52)
(And no person can ever die except by Allah’s Leave
and at an appointed term.? (Qur’an 3: J45)
‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
"Which of the two days of death do I fear? The
day in which it was not decreed for me to die or the day in which death was preordained
for me. As for the former, I fear it not. And as for the latter, it is destined
to happen, and even cautious ones cannot be saved on that day."
Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
"Seek out death (i.e. be brave) and you shall be