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Wathilah ibn Al-Asqa' ( May Allah be pleased with him ) said:
The Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) said, "Do not express pleasure at the misfortune of a (Muslim) brother lest Allah should bestow mercy upon him and make you suffer from a misfortune."
The brotherhood of the believers is based on the mutual love between them, this love is inspired by the freedom of the heart from hatred, envy, jealousy, vanity, wonder and selfishness.
Whoever fully believes in Allah, he will love for his brother what he loves for himself. He will share him in pain and hopes.
In this commandment, the Messenger of Allah ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) addresses the believers whose faith is not yet complete, warning of a disease that will bring affliction, misery and deprive the Muslim from enjoying the good things in this life.
Expressing pleasure at the misfortune of a (Muslim) brother is the temporary joy of an affliction befalls another person; out of envy and hatred, it is an evidence of enmity.
It is a proof of disappointment according to the customs of the early Arabs.
The Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) forbade expressing pleasure at the misfortune of a (Muslim) brother, even if you felt comfortable for the misfortune that befall your brother, do not express it, but strive to remove it from your heart with all your knowledge and wisdom."
The true believer is the one who calls for reconciliation, does not make a path for the devil to him, and does not pollute his heart with this abhorrent defect. He knows that no one will be always safe from the afflictions: if he is safe one day, he will be liable for afflictions afterwards.
The well being is a vast word in both meanings and implications. It means the safety of the body from the diseases, and the safety of the heart from hatred, envy, jealousy, hypocrisy and all other things that disturb the faith, and the safety of the wealth from damage or decrease or mixing with the illegal money or spending it unlawfully.
My Muslim brother, expressing pleasure of the misfortune of your brother, as we have mentioned, arises from hatred, envy and other defects that are contrary to true faith. Therefore, the one who insisted on committing this sin is liable to taste the same torment as a kind of the fair treatment.