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06-12-2023 |24 Jumādá al-ūlá 1445 AH


Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Gabriel has not exhorted me against anything like he has exhorted me against showing enmity towards people.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما عَهِدَ إلَيَّ جَبرَئيلُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) في شَيءٍ ما عَهِدَ إلَيَّ في مُعاداةِ الرِّجالِ.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 202, no. 11]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘After idol-worship, I have not been prohibited with anything as significantly as I have been prohibited hostility towards people.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ما نُهِيتُ عن شَيءٍ بَعدَ عِبادَةِ الأوثانِ ما نُهِيتُ عَن مُلاحاةِ الرِّجالِ.

Reference: ’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 42]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The peak of ignorance is showing enmity towards people.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): رَأسُ الجَهلِ مُعاداةُ النّاسِ.

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5237]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘Beware of antagonistic dispute for verily it corrupts the heart and engenders hypocrisy.’

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إيّاكُم والخُصومَةَ ؛ فإنَّها تُفسِدُ القَلبَ وتُورِثُ النِّفاقَ .

Reference: [Hilyat al-Awliya’, v. 3, p. 184, no. 235]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The cause of enmity is lack of consideration [for others].

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عِلَّةُ المُعاداةِ قِلَّةُ المُبالاةِ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6302]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Everything has a seed, and the seed of enmity is mockery.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لِكُلِّ شَيءٍ بَذرٌ وبَذرُ العَداوَةِ المِزاحُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, 7316]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Man’s stomach is his enemy.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بَطنُ المَرءِ عَدوُّهُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4424]

Description: Imam al-Jawad (a.s.) said, ‘He who conceals [the path] of proper conduct from you in making you follow that which you desire is indeed your enemy.’

الإمامُ الجوادُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قَد عاداكَ مَن سَتَرَ عَنكَ الرُّشدَ اتِّباعاً لِما تَهواهُ.

Reference: [A’alam al-Din, no. 309]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Your archenemy is your lower self that resides between your two sides.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أعدي عَدوِّكَ نَفسُكَ الَّتي بَينَ جَنبَيكَ.

Reference: [Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, no. 259]

Description: Imam al-’Aaskari (a.s.) said, ‘The enemy with the weakest stratagem is he who openly displays his enmity.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أعدي عَدُوٍّ لِلمَرءِ غَضَبُهُ وشَهوَتُهُ، فَمَن مَلَكَهُما عَلَت دَرَجَتُهُ وبَلَغَ غايَتَهُ

Reference: [A’alam al-Din, no. 313]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever falls into a sleep of neglect of his enemy is jolted awake by his crafty schemes.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن نامَ عَن عَدُوِّهِ أنبَهَتهُ المَكايِدُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8672]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who overlooks [his enemy] is himself surely not overlooked.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن نامَ لَم يُنَمْ عَنهُ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 62]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Never underestimate an enemy even if he be weak.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لاتَستَصغِرَنَ‏عَدُوّاً وإن‏ضَعُفَ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10216]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who reconciles with his enemy increases the numbers on his own side.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ استَصلَحَ عَدُوَّهُ‏ زَادَ في عَدَدِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8230]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who reconciles with the opposition achieves his aim.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ‏استَصلَحَ ‏الأضدادَ بَلَغَ‏ المُرادَ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8043]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘People are hostile towards that which they are ignorant of.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): النّاسُ أعداءُ ما جَهِلوا.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sayings 172 and 438]