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26-03-2023 |05 Ramaḍān 1444 AH

Fault

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Blessed be the one whose own fault preoccupies him from finding faults in others.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): طوبي لِمَن شَغَلَهُ عَيبُهُ عَن عُيوبِ النّاسِ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 176]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most intelligent of people is he who is well aware of his own faults and blind to others’ faults.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أعقَلُ النّاسِ مَن كانَ بِعَيبِهِ بَصيراً، وعَن عَيبِ غَيرِهِ ضَريراً.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3233]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who observes his own faults is preoccupied from others’ faults.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أبصَرَ عَيبَ نَفسِهِ شُغِلَ عَن عَيبِ غَيرِه.

Reference: [Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 88]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The most beneficial thing for a man is his precedence over others at knowing his own fault.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أنفَعُ الأشياءِ لِلمَرءِ سَبقُهُ النّاسَ إلي عَيبِ نَفسِهِ.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 8, p. 243, no. 337]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘When you see a man inspecting other people’s sins and forgetting his own sins, then know that he is deluding himself.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا رَأيتُمُ العَبدَ مُتَفَقِّداً لِذُنوبِ (النّاسِ) ناسِياً لِذُنوبِهِ، فَاعلَموا أنَّهُ قَد مُكِرَ بِهِ .

Reference: [Mustatrafat al-Sara’ ir, p. 48, no. 7]

Description: Prophet Jesus (a.s.) said, ‘O iniquitous servants, you blame others based on what you conjecture about them and do not blame yourselves in that which you know for certain!’

عيسي (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يا عَبيدَ السّوءِ، تَلومونَ النّاسَ عَلَي الظَّنِّ، ولا تَلومونَ أنفُسَكُم عَلَي اليَقينِ؟!

Reference: [Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 501]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘How can you notice a speck in your brother’s eye but overlook the tree stump in your own!’

كنز العمّال: قالَ رسولُ اللّه‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): يُبصِرُ أحَدُكُمُ القَذي في عَينِ أخيهِ، ويَنسي الجِذعَ ـ أو قالَ: الجِذْلَ ـ في عَينِه !

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 44141]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The fault that lies within a man’s own self is more than enough to prevent him from prying into other people’s faults, which he himself possesses but to which he is blind; or from blaming others for that which he himself is unable to abandon; or from bothering the one he is sitting next to by prying into matters that are none of his business.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): كَفي بِالمَرءِ عَيبا أن يَنظُرَ مِنَ النّاسِ إلي ما يَعمي عَنهُ مِن نَفسِهِ، ويُعَيِّرَ النّاسَ بِما لا يَستَطيعُ تَركَهُ، ويُؤذي جَليسَهُ بِما لا يَعنيهِ.

Reference: [al-Khisal, p. 110, no. 81]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The one who pries into others’ faults, disapproves of them, and then adopts them for himself, is truly a fool.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن نَظَرَ في عُيوبِ النّاسِ فأنكَرَها ثُمَّ رَضِيَها لِنَفسِهِ، فذلكَ الأحمَقُ بِعَينِهِ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 349]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘He who conceals a fellow believer’s shameful act is as if he has revived a newborn girl buried-alive551 from her grave.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن سَتَرَ عَلي مُؤمِنٍ خِزيَةً فكأنَّما أحيا مَوؤودَةً مِن قَبرِها.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 6387]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘He who knows a fellow brother’s evil deed and conceals it [from others], Allah will conceal his faults on the Day of Resurrection.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن عَلِمَ مِن أخيهِ سَيِّئَةً فسَتَرَها، سَتَرَ اللّه‏ُ عَلَيهِ يَومَ القِيامَةِ .

Reference: [al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 3, p. 239, no. 7]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘It is the duty of a believer towards a fellow believer to conceal seventy of his grave sins!’

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يَجِبُ لِلمُؤمِنِ عَلَي المُؤمِنِ أن يَستُرَ عَلَيهِ سَبعينَ كَبيرَةً !

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 207, no. 8]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who informs you of your faults will guard you in your absence, whereas he who flatters you with respect to your faults will point the finger at you in your absence.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كاشَفَكَ في عَيبِكَ حَفِظَكَ في غَيبِكَ، مَن داهَنَكَ في عَيبِكَ عابَكَ في غَيبِكَ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8260, 8261]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Nothing prevents anyone from among you from disclosing to a fellow brother a fault that he fears in him, except for the very fear that he too will disclose the same fault to him. You are all accomplices in your rejection of the next world and loving this world.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما يَمنَعُ أحَدَكُم أن يَستَقبِلَ أخاهُ بِما يَخافُ مِن عَيبِهِ إلّا مَخافَة أن يَستَقبِلَهُ بِمِثلِهِ، قَد تَصافَيتُم عَلي رَفضِ الآجِلِ وحُبِّ العاجِلِ!

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 113]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The most beloved of my brothers to me is he who confers my faults to me.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أحَبُّ إخواني إلَيَّ مَن أهدي إلَيَّ عُيوبي.

Reference: [Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 366]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Do not seek to pursue believers’ shameful acts, for verily whoever pursues believers’ shameful acts, Allah will pursue his shameful acts, and whoever’s shameful acts Allah pursues, He will expose, even if it be in the confines of his own home.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا تَتَّبِعوا عَوراتِ المُؤمِنينَ؛ فإنَّهُ مَن تَتَبَّعَ عَوراتِ المُؤمِنينَ تَتَبَّعَ اللّه‏ُ عَورَتَهُ، ومَن تَتَبَّعَ اللّه‏ُ عَورَتَهُ فَضَحَهُ ولَو في جَوفِ بَيتِهِ.

Reference: [Thawab al-A’amal, v. 2, p. 288, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Anticipating attentively for a fault [in someone] is a fault in itself.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَأمُّلُ العَيبِ عَيبٌ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4489]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not ever rejoice at someone else’s mistake, for verily you yourself will never be immune to committing mistakes.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَبتَهِجَنَّ بِخَطاءِ غَيرِكَ؛فإنَّكَ لَن تَملِكَ الإصابَةَ أبَداً.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10294]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who finds faults will be accused of them himself, and he who insults will be retorted to [with worse].’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن عابَ عِيبَ، ومَن شَتَمَ اُجيبَ.

Reference: [Kanz al-Fawa’ id li al-Karajiki, v. 1, p. 279]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The furthest a servant can be from Allah is when he associates in a brotherly manner with someone while at the same time making note of all his faults in order to one day shame him.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أبعَدُ ما يَكونُ العَبدُ مِنَ اللّه‏ِ أن يَكونَ الرَّجُلُ يُواخي الرَّجُلَ وهُوَ يَحفَظُ (عَلَيهِ) زَلاّتِهِ لِيُعَيِّرَهُ بِها يَوماً ما .

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 355, no. 7]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Knowledge and wealth cover up every fault, whereas ignorance and poverty disclose every fault.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): العِلمُ والمالُ يَستُرانِ كُلَّ عَيبٍ، والجَهلُ والفَقرُ يَكشِفانِ كُلَّ عَيبٍ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 28669]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Tolerance is the grave of faults.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الاحتِمالُ قَبرُ العُيوبِ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 6]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The intellect is the coverer of faults.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): غِطاءُ العُيوبِ العَقلُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6434]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who covers himself with the cloak of modesty, people cannot see his flaws.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَساهُ الحَياءُ ثَوبَهُ، لَم يَرَ النّاسُ عَيبَهُ.

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 223]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who covers himself with the cloak of knowledge, his faults remain hidden from people.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كساهُ العِلمُ ثَوبَهُ، اختَفي عَنِ النّاسِ عَيبُهُ .

Reference: ’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 215]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Your faults will remain concealed as long as your good fortune assists you.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَيبُكَ مَستورٌ ما أسعَدَكَ جَدُّكَ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 51]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who is incapable of getting to know something will find fault with it.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن قَصُرَ عَن مَعرِفَةِ شَيءٍ عابَهُ.

Reference: [al-Irshad, v. 1, p. 301]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who is ignorant of something finds fault with it.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن جَهِلَ شَيئاً عابَهُ .

Reference: [Kashf al-Ghamma, v. 3, p. 137]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘If you knew the extent of Allah’s mercy, you would have depended on it and performed only a few deeds, and if you knew the extent of Allah’s anger, you would believe that you will not be saved.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لَو تَعْلَمونَ قَدْرَ رَحمَةِ اللّه‏ِ لاتَّكَلْتُم علَيها وما عَمِلْتُم إلّا قليلاً ، ولَو تَعْلَمونَ قَدْرَ غَضَبِ اللّه‏ِ لَظَنَنْتُم بأنْ لا تَنْجوا.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5894]