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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

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Akalim of Amirul Mumineen Maulana Ali (AS)

The Book And Writing

3. The writing of a man is the symbol of his intellect and the evidence of his merit.

3. The writing of a man is the symbol of his intellect and the evidence of his merit.

3 كِتابُ الرَّجُلِ عُنْوانُ عَقْلِهِ، وبُرهانُ فَضْلِهِ.

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2. When you write something then take another look at it before putting a seal on it, for indeed [by putting a seal on it] you are only putting a seal on your intellect [as your intelligence will be gauged by your writing].

2. When you write something then take another look at it before putting a seal on it, for indeed [by putting a seal on it] you are only putting a seal on your intellect [as your intelligence will be gauged by your writing].

2 إذا كَتَبْتَ كِتاباً فَأعِدْ فيهِ النَّظَرَ قَبْلَ خَتْمِهِ، فَإنَّما تَخْتِمُ عَلى عَقْلِكَ.

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4. The writing of a person is the gauge of his merit and the measure of his nobility.

4. The writing of a person is the gauge of his merit and the measure of his nobility.

4 كِتابُ المَرْءِ مِعْيارُ فَضْلِهِ، ومِسْبارُ نُبْلِهِ.

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8. Whoever takes solace [and delight] in [reading] books will never lack [any] solace.

8. Whoever takes solace [and delight] in [reading] books will never lack [any] solace.

8 مَنْ تَسَلّى بِالكُتُبِ لَمْ تَفُتْهُ سُلْوَةٌ.

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