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20-04-2024 |12 Shawwāl 1445 AH

Assurance

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘If a man trusts you with his blood [i.e. that you will spare his life] then do not kill him.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إذا أمِنَكَ الرّجُلُ علي دمِهِ فلا تَقْتُلْهُ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 10909]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘When a man assures another of sparing his life and then kills him, [know that] I renounce the killer, even if the victim is an unbeliever.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : مَن أمَّنَ رَجُلاً علي دَمِهِ فقَتلَهُ فأنا بَريءٌ مِن القاتل ، وإنْ كانَ المَقتولُ كافراً.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 10930]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Adhere to sureties [that you are liable for] in all firmness.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : اعتَصِموا (استَعصِموا) بالذِّمَمِ في أوْتادِها.

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 155]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, in his epistle to Malik al-Ashtar: ‘And if you make a covenant between yourself and your enemy or give him a surety [against life or property], then stand by your pact with loyalty and observe your liability with trustworthiness. Make yourself the shield for your word, for there is nothing from Allah’s mandates that all people agree upon, despite their diverse opinions on everything else, as much as they do with regards to respecting the fulfilment of covenants.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في عَهدهِ للأشتَرِ ـ : وإنْ عَقَدتَ بينَكَ وبينَ عدُوِّكَ عُقْدةً أو ألْبَسْتَهُ مِنكَ ذِمّةً فَحُطْ عهدَكَ بالوفاءِ وَارعَ‏ ذمَّتَك بالأمانَةِ، واجعَلْ نفسَكَ جُنّةً دُونَ ما أعطَيتَ، فإنّهُ ليسَ مِن فرائضِ اللّه‏ِ شَيءٌ النّاسُ أشَدُّ علَيهِ ‏اجْتِماعاً مَع‏تَفرُّقِ أهوائِهم وتَشتُّتِ آرائهِم مِن تعظيمِ الوفاءِ بالعُهودِ.

Reference: Nahjul Balagha Letter 53

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The Muslims are brothers, their blood is co-equal, those under them strive to secure their protection, and they are like one hand against their enemy.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : المسلِمونَ إخْوةٌ ، تَتَكافَأُ دِماؤهُم ، يَسْعي بذِمَّتهِم أدْناهُم ، وهُم يَدٌ علي مَن سِواهُم.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 100, p. 46, no. 6]