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28-02-2024 |19 Shaʿbān 1445 AH

Betrayal

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Do not betray the one who betrays you lest you be like him.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لا تَخُنْ مَن خانَكَ فتكونَ مِثلَهُ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 175, no. 3]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The one who betrays his trust is not from us.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لَيسَ مِنّا مَن خَانَ بالأمانَةِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 172, no. 14]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Betrayal is the fountainhead of hypocrisy.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الخِيانَةُ رأسُ النِّفاقِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 969]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The believer is naturally disposed to all the traits except betrayal and lying.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : يُجبَلُ المؤمنُ علي كُلِّ طَبيعةٍ إلّا الخِيانَةَ والكَذِبَ.

Reference: [al-Ikhtisas, p. 231]

Description: Mu’awiyah b. ‘Ammar narrated, ‘I asked Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.), ‘If I entrust some money with a man and he denies that I entrusted him with anything, and then he [in the future] entrusts me with money, can I keep that money [to make up for the money that he took from me]? Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) replied, ‘No, that is betrayal.’

عن مُعاويةَ بنِ عمّارٍ : قلت لأبي عبداللّه‏ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الرّجُلُ يكونُ لِي علَيهِ الحقُّ فيَجْحَدُنِيهِ ثُمَّ يَسْتَودِعُني مالاً ، ألِيَ أنْ آخُذَ مالِي عِندَهُ ؟ قال : لا ، هذهِ خِيانَةٌ .

Reference: [Nur al-Thaqalayn, v. 2, p. 144, no. 68]

Description: AbU Thumama narrated: ‘I came to Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) and said to him, ‘May I be your ransom! I am a man who wishes to go to Makkah but I have an overdue debt so can you please advise me?’ The Imam (a.s.) replied, ‘Pay your debt and focus on meeting your Lord without any debt on your shoulders, for verily a believer does not betray [his trust].

عن أبي ثُمامَةَ : دخَلْتُ علي أبي جعفر (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) وقلتُ لَه : جُعِلتُ فِداكَ ، إنّي رجُلٌ اُريدُ أنْ اُلازِمَ مكّةَ وعلَيَّ دَينٌ للمُرجِئةِ ، فمَا تقولُ ؟ قالَ : ارجِعْ إلي مُؤدّي دَينِكَ وانظُرْ أنْ تَلقي اللّه‏َ تَعالي ولَيسَ علَيكَ دَينٌ ، فإنّ المؤمنَ لا يَخونُ .

Reference: ’[‘AIlal al-Sharai’a, p. 528, no. 7]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Disclosing the secret of your brother is betrayal, so keep away from that.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إفْشاءُ سِرِّ أخيكَ خِيانَةٌ ، فاجتَنِبْ ذلكَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 89, no. 3]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘As for the signs of the betrayer, there are four: disobedience to the All-Beneficent, disturbance to neighbours, loathing his associates, and being close to tyranny and oppression.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أمّا علاَمةُ الخائنِ فأربَعةٌ: عِصْيانُ الرّحمانِ ، وأذي الجِيرانِ ، وبُغْضُ الأقْرانِ ، والقُرْبُ إلي الطُّغْيانِ.

Reference: [Tuhaf al-’Uqul]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The betrayer is the one who busies himself with [the affairs of] others and his today is worse than his yesterday.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الخائنُ مَن شَغَلَ نفسَهُ بغَيرِ نَفْسِهِ ، وكانَ يَومُهُ شَرّاً مِن أمْسِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2013]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever from among our companions seeks assistance from one of his brothers, who does not exercise his full efforts [in trying to help him], then he has betrayed Allah and His messenger and the believers.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أيـُّما رجُلٍ مِن أصْحابِنا اسْتَعانَ بهِ رجُلٌ من إخْوانِهِ في حاجَةٍ ، فلَم يُبالِغْ فيها بكُلِّ جُهْدِه ، فقد خانَ اللّه‏َ ورسولَهُ والمؤمنينَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 175, no. 7]

Description: Imam al-Jawad (a.s.) said, ‘It is sufficient for someone to be classified as a betrayer if he is the trustee of a disloyal person.

الإمامُ الجوادُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : كَفي بالمَرءِ خِيانَةً أنْ يكونَ أميناً للخَوَنَةِ .

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 364, no. 4]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The peak of betrayal is disloyalty to a beloved friend and the breaking of vows.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : غايَةُ الخِيانَةِ خِيانَةُ الخِلِّ الوَدودِ ، ونَقْضُ الْعُهُودِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6374]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One of the worst forms of betrayal is being disloyal with things entrusted in one’s possession.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : من أفْحَشِ الخِيانَةِ خِيانَةُ الوَدائعِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 931]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Verily the worst betrayal is the betrayal of the [religious] community, and the most repulsive deceit is that of the leaders.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنّ أعْظَمَ الخِيانَةِ خيانَةُ الاُمّةِ (الأمَنةِ) ، وأفْظَعَ الغِشِّ غِشُّ الأئمّةِ .

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 26]