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20-04-2024 |12 Shawwāl 1445 AH

Evil

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'That good whose end consequence is the Fire is not good, and that hardship whose end consequence is Paradise is not bad. Every bliss other than Paradise is inferior, and every calamity other than the Fire itself is a comfort.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما خَيرٌ بِخَيرٍ بَعدَهُ النارُ ، وما شَرٌّ بِشَرٍّ بَعدَهُ الجَنَّةُ ، وكُلُّ نَعيمٍ دُونَ الجَنَّةِ فهُو مَحقورٌ ، وكُلُّ بَلاءٍ دُونَ النارِ عافِيَةٌ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 387]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Allah, Glorified be He, has sent down a guiding Book wherein He has explained good and evil, so adopt the course of good so that you be rightly guided, and turn away from the direction of evil so that you remain focused on the right way.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ اللّه‏َ سبحانَهُ أنزَلَ كِتاباً هادِيَاً بَيَّنَ فيه الخَيرَ والشَّرَّ ، فَخُذُوا نَهجَ الخَيرِ تَهتَدُوا ، واصدِفُوا عَن سَمْتِ الشَّرِّ تَقصِدُوا.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 167]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'There are two virtues unexcelled by anything better: faith in Allah, and being of benefit to Allah's servants. And there are two iniquities unsurpassed by anything worse: associating something with Allah, and causing harm to Allah's servants.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَصلَتانِ ليسَ ‏فَوقَهُما مِنَ البِرِّ شَيءٌ: الإيمانُ بِاللّه‏ والنَّفعُ لِعبادِ اللّه‏ِ ، وخَصلَتانِ لَيسَ فَوقَهُما مِنَ الشَّرِّ شَيءٌ: الشِّركُ بِاللّه‏ِ والضُّرُّ لِعِبادِ اللّه‏ِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 137, no. 2]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'There is nothing worse than an evil deed except for its own punishment, and there is nothing better than a good deed except for its own reward.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّهُ ليسَ شَيءٌ بِشرٍّ مِنَ الشَّرِّ إلّا عِقابَهُ ، ولَيسَ شَيءٌ بِخَيرٍ مِنَ الخَيرِ إلّا ثَوابَهُ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 114]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'The doer of evil is worse than the evil itself.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): فاعِلُ الشَّرِّ شَرٌّ مِنهُ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 32]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Verily Allah, Mighty and Exalted, created locks for all evils, and he made the keys to those locks to be alcohol; and lying is worse than alcohol.’

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ عَزَّوجلَّ جَعَلَ لِلشَّرِّ أقفالاً وجَعَلَ مَفاتِيحَ تِلكَ الأقفالِ الشَّرابَ ، والكَذِبُ شَرٌّ مِنَ الشَّرابِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 72, p. 236, no. 3]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Anger is the key to all evils.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الغَضَبُ مِفتاحُ كُلِّ شَرٍّ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 263, no. 4]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, 'Force yourselves to do good, and exert yourselves therein, for verily evil is something man naturally tends towards.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): تَكَلَّفُوا فِعلَ‏الخَيرِ وجاهِدُوا نفوسَكُم علَيهِ؛ فإنَّ الشَّرَّ مَطبوعٌ علَيهِ الإنسانُ.

Reference: ’[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 120]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Compel yourself to good virtues, for verily vices are something you have a natural tendency for.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أكرِهْ نفسَكَ علي الفَضائلِ ، فإنَّ الرذائلَ أنتَ مَطبوعٌ علَيها.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2477]