The Prophet (salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Indeed there is a form of ghayrah that Allah loves, and a form that Allah hates. Ghayrah that Allah loves is that which is based on (valid) suspicion. And ghayrah that Allah hates is that which is without (valid) suspicion.” [Ahmad, Abu Dawood, hasan according to Sh. Al-Albani]

If you truly cherish something, you’ll want it for yourself only. You wouldn’t want anyone else to get their grubby hands on it. Similarly, your love should cause you to deny others the pleasure of interacting with your spouse.

“When jealousy dies, you may be sure that love has also died.” -Ibn Hazm (rahimahu Allah)

Wa Allahu a’lam.

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