Ash-Shaykh al-Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:

“Verily, al-Hasad (Envy, Jealousy) is an awful trait which is unfortunately found mostly between the scholars and (between) the students of knowledge. It is (also) found between the businessmen with regards to each other. Everyone who possesses an occupation is envied by his colleague in it.

But sadly, the hasad between the Scholars and between the students of knowledge is more SEVERE while they should have been the first (of the people) and the most worthy that they, the people of knowledge, be furthest of the people from Hasad and to be the closest (of the people) towards [having] the best of characters”

[The Reference: The Book of Knowledge, page 54, print: Daarul Minhaaj]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr