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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

Consultation And Deliberation

3. Consult your intelligent enemy and be wary of the opinion of your ignorant friend.

3. Consult your intelligent enemy and be wary of the opinion of your ignorant friend.

3 اِسْتَشِرْ عَدُوَّكَ العاقِلَ، واحْذَرْ رَأْيَ صَديقِكَ الجاهِلَ.

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1. Participating in deliberation leads to the appropriate decision.

1. Participating in deliberation leads to the appropriate decision.

1 اَلشِّرْكَةُ فِي الرَّأْيِ تُؤَدّي إلَى الصَّوابِ.

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2. Consult your enemies; you will know from their opinion how much enmity they have [for you] and what their objectives are.

2. Consult your enemies; you will know from their opinion how much enmity they have [for you] and what their objectives are.

2 اِسْتَشِرْ أعْداءَكَ تَعْرِفْ مِنْ رَأْيِهِمْ مِقْدارَ عَداوَتِهِمْ، ومَواضِعَ مَقاصِدِهِمْ.

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4. Compare some opinions with others, from this the right course of action will come to light.

4. Compare some opinions with others, from this the right course of action will come to light.

4 اِضْرِبُوا بَعْضَ الرَّأْيِ بِبَعْض يَتَوَلَّدْ مِنْهُ الصَّوابُ.

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5. Suspect your intellects, for indeed it is from trusting in them that mistakes are made.

5. Suspect your intellects, for indeed it is from trusting in them that mistakes are made.

5 اِتَّهِمُوا عُقُولَكُمْ فَإنَّهُ مِنَ الثِّقَةِ بِها يَكُونُ الخَطاءُ.

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6. Consultation is [a means of] ease for you and a difficulty for others.

6. Consultation is [a means of] ease for you and a difficulty for others.

6 اَلمُشاوَرَةُ راحَةٌ لَكَ وتَعَبٌ لِغَيْرِكَ.

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7. The best person whom you can consult is the one with [abundant] experience and the worst person whom you can associate with is the one with [numerous] faults.

7. The best person whom you can consult is the one with [abundant] experience and the worst person whom you can associate with is the one with [numerous] faults.

7 أفْضَلُ مَنْ شاوَرْتَ ذُو التَّجارِبِ، وَشَرُّ مَنْ قارَنْتَ ذُو المَعائِبِ.

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