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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

Gratitude And The Grateful

2. Gratitude for blessings is a recompense for its past and a source of its [increase in the] future.

2. Gratitude for blessings is a recompense for its past and a source of its [increase in the] future.

2 اَلشُّكْرُ عَلَى النِّعْمَةِ جَزاءٌ لِماضِيها، واجْتِلابٌ لآتيها.

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3. Gratitude has greater value than a good action because the gratitude lasts while the good action comes to an end.

3. Gratitude has greater value than a good action because the gratitude lasts while the good action comes to an end.

3 اَلشُّكْرُ أعْظَمُ قَدْراً مِنَ المَعْرُوفِ، لأنَّ الشُّكْرَ يَبْقى والمََعْرُوفَ يَفْنى.

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5. Continue being grateful and the blessing upon you will continue.

5. Continue being grateful and the blessing upon you will continue.

5 اِسْتَدِمِ الشُّكْرَ، تَدُمْ عَلَيْكَ النِّعْمَةُ.

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6. Occupy yourself in being grateful for the blessing rather than being delighted by it.

6. Occupy yourself in being grateful for the blessing rather than being delighted by it.

6 اِشْتَغِلْ بِشُكْرِ النِّعْمَةِ عَنِ التَّطَرُّبِ بِها.

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8. Be grateful to the one who favours you and favour the one who is grateful to you, for indeed there is no end to favours when they are appreciated and there is no continuation for them when they are unappreciated.

8. Be grateful to the one who favours you and favour the one who is grateful to you, for indeed there is no end to favours when they are appreciated and there is no continuation for them when they are unappreciated.

8 أُشْكُرْ مَنْ أنْعَمَ عَلَيْكَ، وأنْعِمْ على مَنْ شَكَرَكَ، فَإنَّهُ لازَوالَ لِلنِّعْمَةِ إذا شُكِرَتْ، ولابَقاءَ لَها إذا كُفِرَتْ.

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9. Let the recompense for the blessing which has come upon you be the showing of goodness to one who wrongs you.

9. Let the recompense for the blessing which has come upon you be the showing of goodness to one who wrongs you.

9 اِجْعَلْ جَزاءَ النِّعْمَةِ عَلَيْكَ الاَحْسانَ إلى مَنْ أساءَ إلَيْكَ.

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7. Look frequently at those over whom you have been given superiority, for verily this is one of the gates [and means] of gratitude.

7. Look frequently at those over whom you have been given superiority, for verily this is one of the gates [and means] of gratitude.

7 أكْثِرِ النَّظَرَ إلى مَنْ فُضِّلْتَ عَلَيْهِ، فَإنَّ ذلِكَ مِنْ أبْوابِ الشُّكرِ.

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10. Be good neighbours to the blessings of religion and this world by showing gratitude to the one who guides you to them.

10. Be good neighbours to the blessings of religion and this world by showing gratitude to the one who guides you to them.

10 أحْسِنُوا جُوارَ نِعَمِ الدّينِ والدُّنيا بِالشُّكْرِ لِمَنْ دَلَّ (دَلَّكُم)عَلَيْها.

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