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28-02-2024 |19 Shaʿbān 1445 AH

Clemency

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Clemency is the completion of the intellect.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِلمُ تَمامُ العَقلِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, v. 1055]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Clemency arranges the affair of the believer.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِلمُ نِظامُ أمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1420]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The beauty of a man is his clemency.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : جَمالُ الرّجُلِ حِلمُهُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4718]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘If you are not of the clement ones then feign clemency for verily few people who imitate a group fail to become one of them.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنْ لَم تَكُن حَليما فَتَحَلَّمْ ؛ فإنَّهُ قَلَّ مَن تَشبَّهَ بقَومٍ إلّا أوْشَكَ أنْ يكونَ مِنهُم.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 207]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The clement one is he who tolerates his brother.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَليمُ مَنِ‏ احْتَمَلَ إخوانَهُ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1111]

Description: Imam Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.), ‘A man cannot be a worshipper until he is clement.

الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا يَكونُ الرّجُلُ عابِداً حتّي يكونَ حَليماً.

Reference: ’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 111, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘With the profusion of the intellect, clemency flourishes.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : بِوُفورِ العقلِ يَتَوفّرُ الحِلمُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4274]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Incumbent upon you is clemency for verily it is the fruit of knowledge.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : علَيكَ بالحِلمِ ؛ فإنّهُ ثمَرَةُ العِلمِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6084]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Clemency and forbearance are two twins that produce great resolution.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِلمُ والأناةُ تَوْأمانِ يُنْتِجُهما عُلُوُّ الهِمَّةِ.

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 460]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One who is clement has the upper hand.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن حَلُمَ سادَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 208, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One who is clement with his enemy is victorious.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن حَلُمَ عن عَدُوِّهِ ظَفِرَ بهِ.

Reference: [Kanz al-Fawa’id, v. 1, p. 319]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Verily the first recompense from the qualities of the clement person is that the people will assist him against the ignorant one.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنّ أوّلَ عِوَضِ الحَليمِ مِن خَصْلَتِهِ ، أنّ الناسَ أعْوانُهُ علي الجاهِلِ .

Reference: [Jami’a al-Akhbar, p. 319, no. 897]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Clemency in the midst of severe anger will protect one from the anger of the Almighty.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِلمُ عِندَ شِدَّةِ الغَضَبِ يُؤمِنُ غَضَبَ الجَبّارِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1776]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Clemency suffices as a helper.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : كفي بالحِلمِ ناصِراً.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 112, no. 6]

Description: Imam al-Hasan (a.s.), when asked about clemency, said, ‘[It is] suppressing one’s anger and controlling oneself.’

الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سُئلَ عنِ الحِلْمِ ـ : كَظْمُ الغَيظِ ومِلْكُ النَّفْسِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 102, no. 7402]

Description: Luqman (a.s.) said, ‘The clement person is unknown until he is angered.’

لقمانُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا يُعْرَفُ الحَليمُ إلّا عِندَ الغَضَبِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 178, no. 21]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.), when asked about the most clement person, said, ‘The one who does not become enraged.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لمّا سُئلَ عن أحلَمِ النّاسِ ـ : الّذي لا يَغْضَبُ.

Reference: [Amali al-Saduq, p. 322, no. 4]

Description: Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.) said, ‘The man who finds his clemency in the midst of his anger amazes me.’

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنّهُ لَيُعْجِبُني الرّجُلُ أنْ يُدرِكَهُ حِلمُهُ عِندَ غَضَبِهِ.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 112, no. 3]