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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

Age And Lifespan

1. The age up to which Allah, the Glorified, accepts the excuse of human beings and warns them is sixty years.

1. The age up to which Allah, the Glorified, accepts the excuse of human beings and warns them is sixty years.

1 اَلعُمْرُ الَّذي أعْذَرَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ فيهِ إلَى ابْنِ آدَمَ وأنْذَرَ، السِّتُّونَ.

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2. The age in which a person reaches maturity is forty.

2. The age in which a person reaches maturity is forty.

2 اَلعُمْرُ الَّذي يَبْلُغُ الرَّجُلُ فيهِ الأشُدَّ، اَلأرْبَعُونَ.

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3. Be wary of wasting your lifetimes in that which will not remain for you, for that which has passed from it does not return.

3. Be wary of wasting your lifetimes in that which will not remain for you, for that which has passed from it does not return.

3 إحْذَرُوا ضِياعَ الأعْمارِ فيما لايَبْقى لَكُمْ، فَفائِتُها لايَعُودُ.

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4. Verily your lifetime is the dower of your prosperity if you spend it in obedience to your Lord.

4. Verily your lifetime is the dower of your prosperity if you spend it in obedience to your Lord.

4 إنَّ عُمْرَكَ مَهْرُ سَعادَتِكَ، إنْ أنْفَذْتَهُ (أنْفَدْتَهُ) في طاعَةِ رَبِّكَ.

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5. Verily your breaths are portions of your life, so do not use them up except in the obedience that brings you closer [to Allah].

5. Verily your breaths are portions of your life, so do not use them up except in the obedience that brings you closer [to Allah].

5 إنَّ أنْفاسَكَ أجْزاءُ عُمْرِكَ، فَلا تُفْنِها إلاّ في طاعَة تُزْلِفُكَ.

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7. Verily your lifespan is the number of your breaths, and there is a watcher who counts them.

7. Verily your lifespan is the number of your breaths, and there is a watcher who counts them.

7 إنَّ عُمْرَكَ عَدَدَ أنْفاسِكَ، وعَلَيْها رَقيبٌ تُحْصيها.

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8. Indeed the night and day are quick in razing the lifetimes.

8. Indeed the night and day are quick in razing the lifetimes.

8 إنَّ اللَّيْلَ والنَّهارَ مُسْرِعانِ في هَدْمِ الأعْمارِ.

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9. Indeed your life’s past is that which has come to pass and its future is hope, and the present is [time for] action.

9. Indeed your life’s past is that which has come to pass and its future is hope, and the present is [time for] action.

9 إنَّ ماضِيَ عُمْرِكَ أجَلٌ، وآتِيَهُ أمَلٌ، والوَقْتُ عَمَلٌ.

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10. Verily the life that is being shortened every moment and being dismantled every hour must be regarded as very short.

10. Verily the life that is being shortened every moment and being dismantled every hour must be regarded as very short.

10 إنَّ غايَةً تَنْقُصُهَا اللَّحْظَةُ، وتَهْدِمُهَا السّاعَةُ، لَحَرِيَّةٌ بِقَصْرِ المُدَّةِ.

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