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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

Eminence And The Eminent

1. The eminent one is envied and the munificent one is loved and adored.

1. The eminent one is envied and the munificent one is loved and adored.

1 اَلسَّيِّدُ مَحْسُودٌ، وَ الجَوادُ مَحْبُوبٌ مَوْدُودٌ.

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3. The eminent person is one who neither flatters nor deceives, nor is he beguiled by greedy ambitions.

3. The eminent person is one who neither flatters nor deceives, nor is he beguiled by greedy ambitions.

3 اَلسَّيِّدُ مَنْ لا يُصانِعُ، وَلا يُخادِعُ، وَلا تَغُرُّهُ المَطامِعُ.

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4. The eminent person is one who bears the responsibility of providing [for others] and is generous with his assistance.

4. The eminent person is one who bears the responsibility of providing [for others] and is generous with his assistance.

4 اَلسَّيِّدُ مَنْ تَحَمَّلَ المَؤُنَةَ، وَجادَ بِالمَعُونَةِ.

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2. The eminent person is one who bears the burdens of his brothers and is neighborly to his neighbor.

2. The eminent person is one who bears the burdens of his brothers and is neighborly to his neighbor.

2 اَلسَّيِّدُ مَنْ تَحَمَّلَ أثْقالَ إخْوانِهِ، وَ أحْسَنَ مُجاوَرَةَ جيرانِهِ.

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5. The completion of eminence is in taking the initiative to do good to others.

5. The completion of eminence is in taking the initiative to do good to others.

5 تَمامُ السُّؤْدَدِ اِبْتِداءُ الصَّنايِعِ.

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6. The eminent among the people in this world are the generous ones and in the Hereafter, the God-wary.

6. The eminent among the people in this world are the generous ones and in the Hereafter, the God-wary.

6 سادَةُ النّاسِ فِي الدُّنيا الأسْخياءُ، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ الأتْقياءُ.

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7. The excellence of the eminent ones is in [their] devout worship [of Allah].

7. The excellence of the eminent ones is in [their] devout worship [of Allah].

7 فَضيلَةُ السَّادَةِ حُسْنُ العِبادَةِ.

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8. Righteous action, aiding the aggrieved and inviting guests [to one’s home] are instruments [and means] of eminence.

8. Righteous action, aiding the aggrieved and inviting guests [to one’s home] are instruments [and means] of eminence.

8 فِعْلُ المَعْرُوفِ، وَ إغاثَةُ المَلْهُوفِ، وَ إقْراءُ الضُّيُوفِ آلَةُ السّيادَةِ.

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9. One whose brothers have to turn to other than him [for their needs] has not attained eminence.

9. One whose brothers have to turn to other than him [for their needs] has not attained eminence.

9 لَمْ يَسُدْ مَنِ افْتَقَرَ إخْوانُهُ إلى غَيْرِهِ.

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10. Listening to the complaint of the aggrieved is part of eminence.

10. Listening to the complaint of the aggrieved is part of eminence.

10 مِنَ السُّؤْدَدِ الصَّبْرُ، لاِسْتِماعِ شَكْوَى المَلْهُوفِ.

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