Asalaam Alaikum/Hi all!!
Some of you may remember I did a blog post about this a while ago. You may want to read it here first as its a continuation.
Well I got a newish car a few weeks ago. It is just under a year old. I opted to get a ford focus which is slightly bigger. I had wanted to buy a brand new fiesta because I could have got a new fiesta for the price I got the focus for. However, this persons wife had been going on and on about getting a new fiesta (I had told her I had test driven one a few months ago). So I decided not to get one of those. I could have got another make of car and kept it small but I prefer Ford’s and have always had a Ford.
Well today she made me M.A.D. And I mean MAD!! I almost bit my tongue off in the effort of keeping my mouth shut. She could not find fault in the car so she picked on the colour:
‘Well at least mine is bright, not like yours………………. GREY!’
EXCUSE ME??? It is in fact SEA grey. I would rather have a grey car that doesn’t attract attention instead of a freaky green car that is recognised from miles away.
THEN she went on to say the newer focus’s are so much nicer.
If she goes out and buys a new focus I will scream!!! Not because she will have a newer car…. but because of the copying and the competition!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I think she needs to be reminded of this:
â€œKeep away from jealousy for as fire burns wood, so jealousy consumes good actions.â€ (Abu Dawud)
At the moment I am having to remind myself of these hadiths!
â€œHe is not strong who throws down another, but he is who controls his anger.â€ (al â€“ Bukahri, Muslim) â€œIf anger rouses anyone, he should sit down and if that does not help, he should lie down.â€ (at-Tirmidhi)
I am a new reader here and you have a lovely blog MashaAllah.I assume she is not your friend…that kind of jealousy is so very dangerous.
May Allah protect you (and yours)from the evil eye *ameen*
Welcome to my blog and JazakAllah Khair for your kind comments.
Unfortunately it is actually a family member, which makes it all the difficult to deal with as I cannot get away from them.
ughh she sounds annoying! Good for you for not biting her head off 🙂
the old me would have just lost it at her…..