💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
💌 Some tips on how to quit comparing yourself
To others who, like you, are servants of God:
First, Alhamdulillah that you are Muslim,
A lover of truth and denier of fraud.
If you see yourself closely, you’ll notice that
There are good things about you which others lack,
Tough lessons you have learned which many have not,
And good qualities which some folks wish they had.
Don’t compare yourself to others, for each has
A book full of stories, and each has a role.
Each one has his/her own journey to travel,
Experiences, talents and puzzles to solve.
Some excel at writing, others in speaking,
Some are good at learning, others in teaching,
Some master the art of dealing with people,
While others the art of cooking and baking.
Some are experts in certain fields such as in -
Sales, fixing things, designing or promoting,
Others have a way with kids, babysitting,
Being sweet or admirably forgiving.
Some know how to rhyme, some clean well, while others
Show excellence as leaders, or in nursing,
In researching, giving speeches or advice,
Or in being a friend - truthful and caring.
Everyone has his/her own set of strengths and
Weaknesses - thus, always try to understand -
When Allah gives good things to some and not you,
It’s out of wisdom and it’s from Allah’s Plan.
Be thankful for all the good that Allah gave -
The ones you’re aware of and those not yet known.
Avoid jealousy and envy for these are
Traits of shaytan, who wants Hell to be man’s home.
You are special, you are unique, Allah’s friend -
A righteous Muslim happy for his brothers,
Always doing what is right and shunning wrong,
Not obsessed with materialistic matters.
📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Look to those below you and do not look at those above you, for it is the best way not to belittle the favors of Allah.”
Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6125, Sahih Muslim 2963
Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim
📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Beware of envy, for it devours good deeds just as fire devours wood or grass.”
Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4903
Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Suyuti
📖 Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Blessed is one who is guided to Islam, whose livelihood is sufficient, and who is contented.”
Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhī 2349
Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani