Do not crave what others have

There are people smarter than us. There are people that are more knowledgeable. There are people that make more money. There are people in your family that get more appreciation than you do. It’s a fact. And sometimes it’s clearly unfair. But in some of those things it’s simply Allah (God) has opened a door of rizq (provision) for them that he didn’t open for you and he opened other doors for you. But what happens for you is [that] you want the same things that somebody else has. Allah did not make you the same as anyone else and Allah did not open the doors of rizq for you that he opened for other people. Each of us have a unique set of opportunities and we’re going to have to work hard to earn Allah’s favour from within whatever we’ve been given [while] not comparing ourselves to anybody else.

Nouman Ali Khan, Beware a Jealous Heart

And do not crave what Allah (God) has given some of you over others. Men will be rewarded according to their deeds and women ˹equally˺ according to theirs. Rather, ask Allah for His bounties. Surely Allah has ˹perfect˺ knowledge of all things.

Al-Quran 4:32, Translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

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