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09-12-2023 |27 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH


Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Courage is might at hand.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّجاعَةُ عِزٌّ حاضِرٌ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 572]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Courage is a ready victory and an obvious virtue.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الشَّجاعةُ نُصرَةٌ حاضِرَةٌ وفَضيلَةٌ ظاهِرَةٌ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1700]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'If qualities were to be classified, honesty would be with courage, and cowardice with dishonesty.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَو تَمَيَّزَتِ الأشياءُ لَكانَ الصِّدقُ مَع الشَّجاعَةِ ، وكانَ الجُبنُ مَع الكَذِبِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7597]

Description: Imam al-Hasan (a.s.) was once asked about courage, to which he replied, 'It is to know when to stand up to one's opponents, and when to be patient in the face of criticism.’

الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سُئلَ عنِ‏الشَّجاعةِ ـ: مُواقَفَةُ الأقرانِ ، والصَّبرُ عِندَ الطِّعانِ.

Reference: [Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 226]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Courage has been created based on three natural characteristics, each of which has an exclusive merit over the rest. They are: self-esteem, dignity [in the face of humiliation], and seeking a good reputation. If they all attain perfection in the courageous man, he is an invincible hero, distinguished for his boldness in his generation. And if some of them are perfected in him more than others, then his courage will far supercede in those particular qualities over the rest.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): جُبِلَتِ الشَّجاعَةُ علي ثلاثِ طَبائعَ ، لِكُلِّ واحِدَةٍ مِنهُنَّ فَضيلَةٌ لَيسَت لِلاُخري: السَّخاءُ بِالنَّفسِ ، والأنَفَةُ مِنَ الذُّلِّ ، وطَلبُ الذِّكرِ ، فإنْ تَكامَلَت في الشُّجاعِ كانَ البَطَلَ الذي لا يُقامُ لِسَبِيلِهِ ، والمَوسومَ بالإقدامِ في عَصرِهِ ، وإن تَفاضَلَت فيهِ بَعضُها علي بَعضٍ كانَت شَجاعَتُهُ في ذلكَ الذي تَفاضَلَت فيهِ أكثَرَ وأشَدَّ إقداماً .

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 236, no. 66]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'A man's worth is in proportion to the extent of his ambition, his honesty is in proportion to the extent of his gallantry, and his courage is in proportion to the extent of his dignity [in the face of humiliation].’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قَدرُالرَّجُل علي قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ، وصِدقُهُ علي قَدرِ مُرُوَّتِهِ ، وشَجاعَتُهُ علي قَدرِ أنَفَتِهِ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 47]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'A man's courage is in proportion to the extent of his ambition, and his zeal in proportion to the extent of his ardour.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شَجاعَةُ الرَّجُلِ عَلي قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ ، وغَيرَتُهُ علي قَدرِ حَمِيَّتِهِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5763]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, '[A man's] courage is in proportion to the extent of [his] ardour.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): علي قَدرِ الحَمِيَّةِ تكونُ الشَّجاعَةُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6180]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Shall I tell you who is the toughest and strongest from among you?’ They replied, ‘Yes, O Prophet of Allah, do tell us’, so the Prophet (S) said, ‘The strongest and toughest of you is he who, when he is happy, his happiness does not lead him to committing a sin or anything wrong, and when he gets angry, his anger does not prevent him from speaking the truth, and when he is empowered in any way, he does not take hold of that which is not lawfully his.’

مَرَّ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) بقَومٍ يرفَعونَ حَجَراً، فقالَ: ما هذا؟ قالوا: نعرِفُ بذلكَ أشَدَّنا وأقوانا ، فقالَ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ألا اُخبِرُكُم بأشَدِّكُم وأقواكُم ؟ قالوا: بلي يا رسولَ اللّه‏ِ . قالَ: أشَدُّكُم وأقواكُمُ الذي إذا رَضِيَ لَم يُدخِلْهُ رِضاهُ في إثمٍ ولا باطِلٍ ، وإذا سَخِطَ لَم يُخرِجْهُ سَخَطُهُ مِن قَولِ الحَقِّ ، وإذا قَدَرَ لَم يَتَعاطَ ما لَيسَ لَهُ بِحَقٍّ.

Reference: [Ma’ani al-Akhbar, p. 366, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The most courageous of people is he who conquers his rashness with clemency.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أشجَعُ الناسِ مَن غَلَبَ الجَهلَ بِالعِلمِ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, 3357]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'There is no one more courageous than a man of understanding.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا أشجَعَ مِن لَبِيبٍ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, 10591]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The strongest of people is the one with the greatest authority over his own self.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أقوَي الناسِ أعظَمُهم سُلطاناً علي نَفسِهِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3188]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The bane of courage is losing one's judiciousness.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): آفَةُ الشَّجاعَةِ إضاعَةُ الحَـزمِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3938]

Description: Imam al-’Aaskari (a.s.) said, 'Verily… courage has a limit, which when overstepped becomes foolhardiness.’

الإمامُ العسكريُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ ... للشَّجاعَةِ مِقداراً ، فإن زادَ علَيهِ فهُو تَهَوُّرٌ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 377, no. 3]