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And from the evil of the envier when he envies." [Al-Falaq (113):1-5] ...So the one who is jealous, hating the favours bestowed by Allah upon someone else is an oppressor, going beyond bounds due to this.
This festering sense of injustice makes him desire the ruin and downfall of those he envies. While waiting for this to happen, he gets a temporary relief from his misery by criticizing, belittling, or trivializing the achievement of others.
His illustration of the evolution of envy was very clear--and unwittingly hinted that everybody not only fears the other's envy but envies others too.