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wealth), competition in worldly gains, mutual hatred and envy, until there will be wrongdoing and then killing."

Characteristics of the envier - so that they may be avoided The issue of the evil eye includes all people, even those who are righteous if they do not pay attention to it, whereas envy is limited to certain people. Hence the envious person has certain characteristics by which he may be distinguished, such as the way he looks and smiles, the expression on his face, and the way he speaks. All of that points to what is in his heart. Whatever a person conceals in his heart will inevitably show on his face and through slips of the tongue, in the way he looks and smiles, and in all his movements and expressions. By His wisdom, Allah has made man's face a mirror which reflects the thoughts that are hidden in his mind and heart. The effects of sickness are seen in the sick man's face, and the sorrow of one who is grieving and depressed shows on his face, and the good health of one who is sound is reflected on his face. If a person is happy and content, his hidden thoughts show on his face and through slips of the tongue. If a believer is true and sincere in his faith and humble before the Most Merciful, and reads the Qur'an frequently, that joy and light will show on his face; his nature will be humble and kind, and his speech will be polite and noble. The opposite is also true: the effects of an evildoer's immoral actions and sin will be reflected in his face and in slips of the tongue, even if he outwardly resembles those who are righteous. By the same token, the envier who resents the good things that people have and wishes that the blessings of Allah be taken away, is sick at heart and lacking in faith. No matter how much he tries to conceal what he feels inwardly, he will soon let out the envy that he feels.

What are the characteristics of the envier? 1. The envier is always angry at the decrees of Allah. 2. The envier always complains and rarely thanks Allah even if he owns the whole world. 3. He follows up the mistakes of the one whom he envies, and tries to seek out his faults, and exposes them and exaggerates about them before others. 4. He conceals or ignores or belittles the good qualities and distinguishing characteristics of the person whom he envies. 5. So you will notice that the envier cannot speak in front of the one whom he envies without addressing him in a laughing, jocular manner, but deep down he is filled with hatred and resentment that is clear from the way in which he looks at him. 6. He clearly criticizes the one whom he envies, with or without evidence. 7. He looks for opportunities and makes the most of any chance to harm the one whom he envies in himself or his wealth. 8. Finally, the envier is a troubled man, due to the resentment that is always festering in his heart, so depression and dullness show on his face.