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09-12-2023 |27 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH


Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘A man’s conjecture is proportionate to the extent of his reason.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ظَنُّ الرَّجُلِ علي قَدرِ عَقلِهِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6038]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘An intellectual man’s conjecture is sounder than an ignorant man’s certainty.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ظنُّ العاقِلِ أصَحُّ مِن يَقينِ الجاهِلِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6040]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Be wary of the opinions given by believers, for verily Allah has made the truth flow from their tongues.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اتَّقُوا ظُنُونَ المُؤمِنِينَ؛ فإنَّ اللّه‏َ تعالي جَعَلَ الحَقَّ علي ألسِنَتِهم.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 309]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Make an excuse for your fellow brother, and even if you do not have an excuse [for his behaviour], then seek out an excuse for him.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): اُطلُبْ لأِخِيكَ عُذرا، فَإنْ لَم تَجِدْ لَهُ عُذراً فَالتَمِسْ لَهُ عُذراً.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 197, no. 15]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘See the best in any situation involving a fellow brother, until you experience something from him which proves you wrong, and do not assume the worst about something that your brother may say if you can find the possibility for good therein.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ضَعْ أمرَ أخيكَ علي أحسَنِهِ حتّي يَأتِيَكَ مِنهُ ما يَغلِبُكَ، ولا تَظُنَّنَّ بكَلِمَةٍ خَرَجَت مِن أخيكَ سُوءاً وأنتَ تَجِدُ لَها في الخَيرِ مَحمِلاً .

Reference: [Amali al-Saduq, p. 250, no. 8]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Entertaining good opinions is a comfort to the heart and [indicates] soundness of faith.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): حُسنُ الظَّنِّ راحَةُ القَلبِ وسَلامةُ الدِّينِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4816]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Entertaining good opinions reduces anxiety, and saves one from being taken over by sin.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): حُسنُ الظَّنِّ يُخَفِّفُ الَهمَّ ، ويُنجي من تَقَلُّدِ الإثمِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4823]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who thinks the best of people gains their love.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن حَسُنَ ظَنُّهُ بِالناسِ حازَ مِنهُمُ المَحَبَّةَ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8842]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best of piety is to think the best of people.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ الوَرَعِ حُسنُ الظَّنِّ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3027]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Beware of suspicion for verily suspicion is the worst of all lies.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إيّاكُم والظَّنَّ؛ فإنَّ الظَّنَّ أكذَبُ الكَذِبِ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 75, p. 195, no. 8]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘If you have assumed the worst [about someone or something], then do not seek to make it true. And if you are jealous [of someone or something] then do not covet them, and if you draw an evil omen from something, ignore it and walk away.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إذا ظَنَنتُم فلا تُحَقِّقُوا، وإذا حَسَدتُم فلا تَبغُوا، وإذا تَطَيَّرتُم فَامضُوا

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 7585]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) wrote in his letter to al-Ashtar when he appointed him governor of Egypt, ‘Verily miserliness, cowardice and greed are all evil impulses brought together by entertaining a low opinion of Allah.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ البُخلَ والجُبنَ والحِرصَ غَرائزُ شَتّي يَجمَعُها سُوءُ الظَّنِّ بِاللّه‏ِ .

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 53]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘There is no room for faith with suspicion.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا إيمانَ مَع سُوءِ الظَّنِّ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10534]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Suspicion corrupts matters and gives rise to evils.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): سُوءُ الظَّنِّ يُفسِدُ الاُمورَ ويَبعَثُ علي الشُّرورِ

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5575]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Beware of entertaining suspicious thoughts for verily suspicion corrupts worship.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكَ أن تُسِيءَ الظَّنَّ؛ فإنّ سُوءَ الظَّنِّ يُفسِدُ العِبادَةَ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2709]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The evil person cannot think well of anybody because he can only see people as he himself is predisposed.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشِّرِّيرُ لا يَظُنُّ بِأحَدٍ خَيرا؛ لأنّهُ لا يَراهُ إلّا بِطَبعِ نَفسِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1903]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who stands in a suspect place cannot blame anyone for thinking suspiciously of him.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن وَقَّفَ نفسَهُ مَوقِفَ التُّهَمَةِ فلا يَلُومَنَّ مَن أساءَ بهِ الظَّنَّ.

Reference: [Amali al-Saduq, p. 250, no. 8]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who enters bad places naturally stands to be accused, and the one who exposes himself to accusation cannot blame anyone for thinking suspiciously of him.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن دَخَلَ مَداخِلَ السَّوءِ اتُّهِمَ، مَن عَرَّضَ نَفسَهُ للتُّهَمَةِ فلا يَلُومَنَّ مَن أساءَ بهِ الظَّنَّ.

Reference: [Kanz al-Fawa’id, v. 2, p. 182]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Sitting in the company of bad people engenders suspicious thoughts about good people.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مُجالَسَةُ الأشرارِ تُورِثُ سُوءَ الظَّنِّ بِالأخيارِ

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 197, no. 31]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The person in the worst state is the one who does not trust anybody because of his suspiciousness, and who is not trusted by anybody because of his evil actions.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أسوَأُ النَّاسِ حالاً مَن لَم يَثِقْ بَأحَدٍ لِسُوءِ ظَنِّهِ، ولَم يَثِقْ بهِ أحَدٌ لِسُوءِ فِعلِهِ

Reference: [Kanz al-Fawa’id, v. 2, p. 182]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who does not think well of people feels alienated from everybody.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لَم يَحسُنْ ظَنُّهُ استَوحَشَ مِن كُلِّ أحَدٍ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9084]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Guard yourselves against people with suspicion.

رسولُ‏اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): اِحتَرِسُوا مِنَ النَّاسِ بسُوءِ الظَّنِّ .

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 158, no. 142]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘At a time when good prevails over an era and among its people, if a man suspects another person who has never been seen committing an offence, then he has indeed wronged him. And when corruption prevails over an era and among its people, if a man assumes the best about somebody, then he has indeed jeopardised himself.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا استَولَي الصَّلاحُ علي الزَّمانِ وأهلِهِ ثُمّ أساءَ رَجُلٌ الظَّنَّ برَجُلٍ لَم تَظهَرْ مِنهُ حَوبَةٌ فقد ظَلَمَ، وإذا استَولي الفَسادُ علي الزَّمانِ وأهلِهِ فَأحسَنَ رَجُلٌ الظَّنَّ برجُلٍ فَقَد غَرَّرَ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 114]

Description: Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) said, ‘At a time when injustice is more prevalent than good, it is not permitted for anyone to entertain good opinions about another unless he knows him to be such.’

الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا كانَ الجَورُ أغلَبَ مِنَ الحَقِّ لَم يَحِلَّ لأحَدٍ أن يَظُنَّ بأحَدٍ خَيرا حتّي يَعرِفَ ذلكَ مِنهُ

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 298, no. 2]