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28-02-2024 |19 Shaʿbān 1445 AH

Foolishness

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Foolishness is the worst disease.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحُمْقُ أدْوَأُ الدّاءِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 687]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The greatest poverty is foolishness.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أفْقَرُ الفَقْرِ الحُمْقُ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2849]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘A person does not ruin his enemy worse than a fool ruins himself.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ما العَدُوُّ إلي عَدُوِّهِ أسْوأَ تَضْيِيعاً مِن الأحمَقِ إلي نَفْسِهِ.

Reference: [Nahj al-Sa’ada, v. 3, p. 225]

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

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن نَظرَ في عُيوبِ النّاسِ فأنْكَرها ثُمّ رَضِيَها لِنَفْسِهِ فذلكَ الأحمَقُ بعَينِهِ .

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 349]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The foolishness of a man is recognised by three things: idle talk, answering something he was not asked, and being careless in matters.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : تُعرفُ حَماقَةُ الرّجُلِ بالأشَرِ في النِّعمَةِ ، وكَثْرَةِ الذُّلِّ في المِحْنَةِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4542]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Among the signs of the fool is his profusely whimsical nature.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مِن أماراتِ الأحمَقِ كَثْرَةُ تَلَوُّنِهِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9445]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not refute everything that people say to you for that is enough to classify you as foolish.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا تَرُدَّ علي النّاسِ كلَّ ما حَدّثوكَ ؛ فكفي بذلكَ حُمْقاً.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10251]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The one who does not refrain from the friendship of a fool will soon adopt his character.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن لَم يَجْتَنِبْ مُصادقَةَ الأحمَقِ أوْشَكَ أنْ يَتَخلّقَ بأخْلاقِهِ.

Reference: [Amali al-Saduq, p. 222, no. 1]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most foolish of people is the one who thinks that he is the most intelligent.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أحمَقُ النّاسِ مَن ظَنَّ أنّهُ أعْقَلُ النّاسِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3089]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most foolish of people is the one who prevents goodness but expects thanks, and he commits evil and expects the reward of good.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أحمَقُ النّاسِ مَن يَمْنَعُ البِرَّ ويَطْلُبُ الشُّكْرَ ، ويَفعَلُ الشَّرَّ ويَتَوقّعُ ثَوابَ الخَيرِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3283]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most foolish of people is he who rebukes others for their vices while he possesses the same.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أحمَقُ النّاسِ مَن أنْكَر علي غَيرِهِ رَذيلَةً وهُو مُقيمٌ علَيها .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3343]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Maintaining silence with the fool is the best response.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : السُّكوتُ علي الأحمَقِ أفضَلُ (مِن) جَوابِهِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1160]