It was related by Abū Hurayrah (radiallaahu `anhu) that the Messenger of Allāh (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said,
“Indeed the worst of the people are the two-faced, those who go to one group of people with one face and a different group with another.” [Collected by al-Bukhārī in his al-Ṣaḥiḥ(no. 3232, 5719 and 6765) and Muslim in his al-Ṣaḥiḥ (no. 4566, 4693 and 4694)]
Peace of mind, contentment, happiness and freedom from worries and anxiety— these are what everyone wants, and these are the ways in which people can have a good life and find complete happiness and joy. There are religious means of achieving that, and natural and practical means, but no one can combine all of them except the believers; although other people may achieve some of them, they will miss out on others.
By Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah
Some people said while explaining its meaning: ‘Envy (hasad) is a grievance that befalls one due to knowledge of the good condition of the wealthy.’ So in accordance with this it is not possible that the person upon whom the blessings have been bestowed be jealous of these blessings and is accustomed to them.
He (Ibn Abaas) said to him: ”Is your mother alive? the man said ‘No’ so he said “Make taubah to Allah Azza wa Jall and draw near to him as much as you are able (So the narrator said) so i went and asked Ibn ‘Abaas “Why did you ask him if his mother was alive?” so he responded “Because indeed I do not know of an action that draws one closer to Allah than being dutiful to one’s Mother”
The Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘alaihi was Salam said: “Ibn Aadam says: “My wealth! My wealth! but do you possess from your wealth except that which you have eaten, and now it has been consumed, or what you have worn, now it is worn out or what you have given in charity and thus preserved it (i.e. for the hereafter).”
(Collected by Imaam Muslim in his ‘Saheeh’ (2958) (Fu’aad Abdul Baaqi print))
She was born about thirty years before the Hijrah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), She was influenced by the teachings of her brother, ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh, to convert to Islam. Beautiful, intelligent, wise and of noble birth she was the envy of many.