Jealousy and Taqwa

taqwaHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The first crime to be committed on the surface of the earth was jealousy. Qaabeel felt jealous of his brother Haabeel and murdered him. Haabeel explained to his brother that the criterion for divine acceptance is taqwa. Really, our prosperity as well as that of our progeny lies in taqwa. We should make a moderate effort for ourselves and our children as far as material things are concerned, but primarily a concerted effort has to be made to inculcate within them the golden values of taqwa etc., for these will assure them comfort here as well as in the aakhirat.


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