Ibn Sireen, “How Could I Envy A Person Of Paradise Or Hell?”


It is reported that Muhammad b. Sîrîn – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

“I have never envied anyone over anything: if a person is going to be in the Fire, how could I envy him over some worldly matter when he is destined for the Fire?! And if he is going to Paradise, how could I be envious of a man of Paradise with whom Allâh tabâraka wa ta’âlâ is pleased?!”

Muslim said, “We have never heard anything better than this from the words of Ibn Sîrîn.”

[Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-‘Ilm article 2931]

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