Ghairah

Posted on 03/31/2012 by marina

GHAIRAH غيرة
“Jealousy.” Muhammad is related to have said, “There is a kind of jealousy (ghairah) which God likes, and there is a kind of jealousy which He abominates. The jealousy which God likes is when a man has suspicion that his wife and a slave girl comes and sits by a stranger; the jealousy which God abominates is when without cause, a man harbors in his heart a bad opinion of his wife.” (Mishkat, book xiii c xv pt 2)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam