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28-02-2024 |19 Shaʿbān 1445 AH

Habit

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Habit is second nature.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العادَةُ طَبعٌ ثانٍ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 702]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘A habit holds every man under its authority.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لِلعادَةِ عَلي كُلِّ إنسانٍ سُلطانٌ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7327]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who obeys habits does not attain high levels.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): غَيرُ مُدرِكِ الدَّرَجاتِ مَن أطاعَ العاداتِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6409]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Your tongue will urge you to whatever you have accustomed it [to say], and your inner self will require you to do whatever you have made it fond of.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لِسانُكَ يَستَدعيكَ ما عَوَّدتَهَ، ونَفسُكَ تَقتَضيكَ ما ألِفتَهُ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7634]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Do not hasten to resort to anger lest it prevail over you by becoming a habit.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تُسرِعَنَّ إلَي الغَضَبِ فيَتَسَلَّطَ عَلَيكَ بِالعادَةِ

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10288]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said in his will to his son, al-Hasan (a.s.), ‘Verily the heart of a young person is like the untilled earth, which accepts whatever is placed therein. I, therefore, urge you to hasten to self-discipline before your heart hardens, and your mind becomes preoccupied.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في وَصِيَّتِه لاِبنِه الحَسَنِ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: إنَّما قَلبُ الحَدَثِ كالأرضِ الخالِيَةِ ما اُلقِيَ فيها مِن شَيءٍ قَبِلَتهُ، فبادَرتُكَ بِالأدَبِ قَبلَ أن يَقسُوَ قَلبُكَ، ويَشتَغِلَ لُبُّكَ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 31]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Habituate yourself to performing noble actions and to bear the burdensome consequences [of your actions], and your soul will be elevated as a result, your Hereafter will flourish, and your admirers will increase.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَوِّدْ نَفسَكَ فِعلَ المَكارِمِ، وتَحَمَّلْ أعباءَ المَغارِمِ، تَشرُفْ نَفسُكَ، وتُعمَرْ آخِرَتُكَ، ويَكثُرْ حامِدوكَ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6232]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.), was once offered a sweetmeat called faludhaj, so he placed it in front of him, saying, ‘Verily you have a fragrant smell, are of a beautiful colour, and taste delicious, but I hate to habituate my soul [to anything] since it has not yet formed any habits.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا اُتِيَ بِفالوذَجٍ فوُضِعَ قُدّامَهُ ـ: إنَّكَ طَيِّبُ الرّيحِ حَسَنُ اللَّونِ طَيِّبُ الطَّعمِ، ولكن أكرَهُ أن اُعَوِّدَ نَفسي ما لَم تَعتَدْ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 36549]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Virtue is overcoming one’s habit.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الفَضيلَةُ غَلَبَةُ العادَةِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 357]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best of worship is to overcome one’s habit.’ٓ

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ العِبادَةِ غَلَبَةُ العادَةِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2873]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘[Only] Through overcoming one’s habits are the highest of stations attained.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بِغَلَبَةِ العاداتِ الوُصولُ إلي أشرَفِ المَقاماتِ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4300]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Change your habits and your acts of obedience will become easier for you.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): غَيِّروا العاداتِ تَسهُلْ عَلَيكُمُ الطّاعاتُ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6405]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most difficult of things to manage is the removal of habits.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أصعَبُ السِّياساتِ نَقلُ العاداتِ .

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2969]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Everything is achievable, except the removal of an ingrained habit.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ شَيءٍ يُستَطاعُ، إلّا نَقلَ الطِّباعِ.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6906]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘O people, take upon yourselves your own training, and turn away from the voracious dictates of your habits.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أيُّها النّاسُ، تَوَلَّوا مِن أنفُسِكُم تَأديبَها، وَاعدِلوا بِها عَن ضَرَاوَةِ عاداتِها.

Reference: [From Mizan al Hikmat -- Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 359]