The orgin is that ghayrah is used by a husband for his wife. However, it can also be used for when the boundaries and the sanctuaries of Allah are transgressed.

The Hadeeth:

عن أبي هريرة، رضي الله عنه ، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏ إن الله تعالى يغار، وغيرة الله ، تعالى، أن يأتي المرء ما حرم الله عليه‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏ ‏.‏

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘Verily, ‘Allah, the Exalted, has Ghayrah , and His Ghayrah is provoked when a person does what Allah has made unlawful for him”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr