Excuse the Envier

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    ‘Excuse your envier over the blessing you’ve been singled out for
    Indeed loftiness is fine, but with it comes envy

    If they envy me, then I blame them not

    Before me were people of virtue who did envy (others)

    What is with me remains and what’s with them remains

    And most of us have died in rage at the present

    I am the one who’ve they’ve found (envy for) in their hearts

    I don’t raise myself over them, nor do I wish to do so.’

    (Source: Muhammad Ibn Ishaq)

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