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Actions And Deeds

Actions and deeds-الأعمال

1. Action without knowledge is misguidance.

1ـ اَلْعَمَلُ بِلا عِلْم ضَلالٌ.

2. Righteous action is the better of the two provisions.

2ـ اَلْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ أفْضَلُ الزادَيْنِ.

3. Action in obedience to Allah is more beneficial, and being truthful is more beautiful and [makes one more] successful.

ـ اَلْعَمَلُ بِطاعَةِ اللّهِ أرْبَحُ، ولِسانُ الصِّدْقِ أزْيَنُ وأنْجَحُ.

4. The actions of servants in this world are [brought] before their eyes in the Hereafter.

4ـ أعْمالُ العِبادِ فِي الدُّنيا نَصْبُ أعْيُنِهِمْ فِي الآخِرةِ.

5. Honour in the sight of Allah, the Glorified, is through righteous actions, not by beautiful words.

5ـ ألشَّـرَفُ عِنْدَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ بِحُسْنِ الأعْمالِ، لابِحُسْنِ الأقْوالِ.

6. Falling short in action, for the one who is certain of its reward, is foolishness.

6ـ اَلتَّقْصِيرُ فِي العَمَلِ لِمَنْ وَثِقَ بِالثَّوابِ عَلَيْهِ غَبْنٌ.

7. Busying oneself with that which will not accompany you after death is from the greatest weakness.

7ـ اِشْتِغالُ النَّفْسِ بِما لايَصْحَبُها بَعْدَ المَوْتِ مِنْ أكْثَرِ الوَهْنِ.

8. Acting upon [one’s] knowledge is from the perfection of blessings.

8 ـ اَلْعَمَلُ بِالعِلْمِ مِنْ تَمامِ النِّعْمَةِ.

9. Utterances are recorded, secrets are [going to be] revealed and every soul is held hostage by what it has earned.

9ـ اَلأقاويلُ مَحْفُوظَةٌ، والسَّرائِرُ مَبْلُوَّةٌ، وكُلُّ نَفْس بِما كَسَبَتْ رَهِينَةٌ.

10. The [most] righteous companion is righteous action.

10ـ اَلقَرينُ الصّالِحُ هُوَ العَمَلُ الصّالِحُ.

11. Act [in this world] so that you can store [provisions for the Hereafter].

11ـ اِعْمَلْ تَدَّحِرْ.

12. Act upon [your] knowledge and you will attain [great] benefit.

12ـ اِعْمَلْ بِالعِلْمِ تُدْرِكْ غُنْماً.

13. Make your [righteous] action your friend your [false] aspiration your enemy.

13ـ اِجْعَلْ رَفيقَكَ عَمَلَكَ، وعَدُوَّكَ أمَلَكَ.

14. Act like one who knows that Allah will surely recompense him for his evil and good deeds.

14ـ اِعْمَلْ عَمَلَ مَنْ يَعْلَمُ أنَّ اللّهَ مُجازيِهِ بِإسائَتِهِ وإحْسانِهِ.

15. Strive hard in your work and do not be a storekeeper for others.

15ـ اِسْعَ في كَدْحِكَ، ولاتَكُنْ خازِناً لِغَيْرِكَ.

16. Act upon [your] knowledge and you will be felicitous.

16ـ اِعْمَلُوا بِالعِلْمِ تَسْعَدُوا.

17. When you know, act.

17ـ اِعْمَلُوا إذا عَلِمْتُمْ.

18. Perform good deeds while [you are in place where] deeds benefit, supplication is answered and repentance is raised [and accepted].

18ـ اِعْمَلُوا، واَلْعَمَلُ يَنْفَعُ، والدُّعاءُ يُسْمَعُ، والتَّوْبَةُ تُرْفَعُ.

19. Eschew every action that you are in no need of and busy yourself with the affair of the Hereafter, which you must [eventually] face.

19ـ أعْرِضُوا عَنْ كُلِّ عَمَل بِكُمْ غِنًى عَنْهُ، واشْغَلُوا أنْفُسَكُمْ مِنْ أمْرِ الآخِرَةِ بِما لابُدَّ لَكُمْ عَنْهُ.

20. Work for the day for which the provisions have been stored and in which the secrets will be revealed.

20ـ اِعْمَلُوا لِيَوْم تُذْخَرُ لَهُ الذَّخائِرُ، وتُبْلى فيهِ السَّرائِرُ.

21. Work while you are still alive, and while the books are [still] open, repentance is [still] accepted, the one who has strayed is [still] called [back], and the sinner is [still] given hope [of forgiveness]; before action abates, time expires, life ends and the door of repentance is closed.

21ـ اِعْمَلُوا وأنْتُمْ في آوِنَةِ البَقاءِ، والصُّحُفُ مَنْشُورَةٌ، والتَّوْبَةُ مَبْسُوطَةٌ، والمُدْبِرُ يُدْعى، والمُسِيءُ يُرْجى قَبْلَ أنْ يَخْمُدَ العَمَلُ، ويَنْقَطِعَ المَهَلُ، وَتَنْقَضِيَ المُدَّةُ، ويُسَدَّ بابُ التَّوْبَةِ.

22. Be wary of every action which, when its doer is asked about it, he feels ashamed and denies it.

22ـ اِحْذَرْ كُلَّ عَمَل إذا سُئِلَ عَنْهُ صاحِبُهُ، اِسْتَحْيى مِنْهُ وأنْكَرَهُ.

23. Be wary of every action that is done in private and causes embarrassment in public.

23ـ اِحْذَرْ مِنْ كُلِّ عَمَل يُعْمَلُ فِي السِّـرِّ، ويُسْتَحْيى مِنْهُ فِي العَلانِيَةِ.

24. Be wary of every action that the doer is pleased to perform himself but hates Muslims at large to perform.

24ـ اِحْذَرْ كُلَّ عَمَل يَرْضاهُ عامِلُهُ لِنَفْسِهِ، ويَكْرَهُهُ لِعامَّةِ المُسْلِمينَ.

25. Be wary of bad deeds, deceptive aspirations, loss of hope and the sudden coming of death.

25ـ اِحْذَرُوا سُوءَ الأعْمالِ، وغُرُورَ الآمال، ونَفادَ الأمَلِ، وهُجُومَ الأجَلِ.

26. You must keep away from evil action, for indeed it dishonours your reputation and increases your burden.

26ـ إيّاكَ وفِعْلَ القَبِيحِ، فَإنَّهُ يُقَبِّحُ ذِكْرَكَ، ويُكَثِّرُ وِزْرَكَ.

27. Keep away from every act that repels the freeman from you, or lowers your status, or brings harm upon you, or because of which you have to bear a burden on the Day of Judgment.

27ـ إيّاكَ وكُلَّ عَمَل يُنَفِّرُ عَنْكَ حُرّاً، أوْ يُذِلُّ لَكَ قَدْراً أوْ يَجْلِبُ عَلَيْكَ شَـرّاً، أوْ تَحْمِلُ بِهِ إلَى القِيامَةِ وِزْراً.

28. Is no one ready to work for his soul before the day of his misery [and adversity]?!

28ـ ألا عامِلٌ لِنَفْسِهِ قَبْلَ يَوْمِ بُؤْسِهِ.

29. Act now, while the tongues are free, the bodies are healthy, the limbs can be flexed, there is room for change and the area of movement is vast; before all this is lost and death comes – so be certain about its coming and do not wait for it to overtake you.

29ـ ألا فَاعْمَلُوا والألْسُنُ مُطْلَقَةٌ، والأبْدانُ صَحيحَةٌ، والأعْضاءُ لُدْنَةٌ، وَالمُنْقَلَبُ فَسِيحٌ، والمَجالُ عَريضٌ، قَبْلَ إزْهاقِ الفَوْتِ، وحُلُولِ المَوْتِ، فَحَقِّقُوا عَلَيْكُمْ حُلُولَهُ، ولاتَنْتَظِرُوا قُدُومَهُ.

30. Act now, O servants of Allah, while the neck is free [from the noose] and the spirit is unfettered in the period of guidance, while the bodies are at ease and the rest of your life lies ahead, while you have the free will to act, the opportunity to seek repentance and chance to rectifying your misdeeds. [So act] before you are overtaken by straitened circumstances and distress, fear and weakness, and before the approach of the anticipated hidden one (i.e. the Angel of Death) and the seizing of the Almighty, the Omnipotent.

30ـ ألا فَاعْمَلُوا عِبادَاللّهِ، والخَناقُ مُهْمَلٌ، والرُّوحُ مُرْسَلٌ في فِينَةِ الإرْشادِ، وراحَةِ الأجسادِ، ومَهَلِ البَقيَّةِ وأُنُفِ المَشِيَّةِ، وإنْظارِ التَّوبَةِ، وَانْفِساحِ الحَوْبَةِ، قَبْلَ الضَّنْكِ والمَضيقِ، والرَّدْعِ، والزُّهُوقِ، قَبْلَ قُدُومِ الغائِبِ المُنْتَظَرِ، وأخْذَةِ العَزيزِ المُقْتَدِرِ.

31. Indeed you are in the days of hope after which is death; so whoever acts in the days of his hope before the coming of his death, his action benefits him and his death does him no harm.

31ـ ألا وإنَّكُمْ في أيَّامِ أمَل مِنْ وَرائِهِ أجَلٌ، فَمَنْ عَمِلَ في أيّامِ أمَلِهِ قَبْلَ حُضُورِ أجَلِهِ، نَفَعَهُ عَمَلُهُ، ولَم يَضْرُرْهُ أجَلُهُ.

32. Where are those who make their actions sincere for Allah and purify their hearts by the remembrance of Allah?!

32ـ أيْنَ الَّذينَ أخْلَصُوا أعْمالَهُمْ لِلّهِ، وطَهَّرُوا قُلُوبَهُمْ بِمَواضِعِ ذِكْرِ (نَظَرِ) اللّهِ؟!

33. The most honourable action is obedience [to Allah].

33ـ أشْرَفُ الأعْمالِ اَلطّاعَةُ.

34. The best action is that which is done with sincerity.

34ـ أفْضَلُ العَمَلِ ما أُخْلِصَ فيهِ.

35. The best action is that by which the pleasure of Allah is sought.

35ـ أفْضَلُ العَمَلِ ما أُرِيْدَ بِهِ وَجْهُ اللّهِ.

36. The most beneficial provision [for the hereafter] is good deeds.

36ـ أنْفَعُ الذَّخائِرِ صالِحُ الأعْمالِ.

37. The closest people to the Prophets are those who act upon their commandments [and teachings] the most.

37ـ أقْرَبُ النّاسِ مِنَ الأنْبِياءِ أعْمَلُهُمْ بِما أمَرُوا بِهِ.

38. The best of actions is restraining oneself from evil.

38ـ أحْسَنْ الفِعْلِ الكَفُّ عَنِ القَبِيحِ.

39. The most truthful of utterances is that which is spoken with the tongue of action.

39ـ أصْدَقُ المَقالِ ما نَطَقَ بِهِ لِسانُ الحالِ.

40. The best of speech is that which is affirmed by good actions.

40ـ أحْسَنُ المَقالِ ما صَدَّقَهُ حُسْنُ الفِعالِ.

41. The best of actions is espousing the truth.

41ـ أفْضَلُ الأعمالِ لُزُومُ الحَقِّ.

42. The best of actions is that which corresponds to the truth, and the best speech is that which matches with the facts.

42ـ أحْسَنُ الأفْعالِ ما وافَقَ الحَقَّ، وأفْضَلُ المَقالِ ما طابَقَ الصِّدْقَ.

43. Action is the symbol [and an indication] of one’s interior.

43ـ اَلْعَمَلُ عُنْوانُ الطَّوِيَّةِ.

44. Good action is the mark [and distinguishing quality] of the believer.

44ـ اَلْعَمَلُ شِعارُ المُؤْمِنِ.

45. Good action is the most perfect legacy.

45ـ اَلْعَمَلُ أكْمَلُ خَلَف.

46. Good action is the superior [form of] piety (or piety is the most preferred action).

46ـ اَلْعَمَلُ (اَلوَرَعُ عَمَلٌ راجِحٌ) وَرَعٌ راجِحٌ.

47. Good action is the [close] companion of the believer.

47ـ اَلْعَمَلُ رَفيقُ المُوقِنِ.

48. Nothing accompanies a person [to his grave] except [his] deeds.

48ـ اَلمَرْءُ لايَصْحَبُهُ إلاّ العَمَلُ.

49. Actions in this world are the wares for trade in the Hereafter.

49ـ اَلأعْمالُ فِي الدُّنيا تِجارَةُ الآخِرَةِ.

50. The action done in obedience to Allah is more profitable.

50ـ اَلْعَمَلُ بِطاعَةِ اللّهِ أرْبَحُ.

51. Beautiful action indicates strong determination [and earnest effort].

51ـ اَلفِعْلُ الجَمِيلُ يُنْبِئُ عَنْ عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ.

52. All action is [as worthless] as scattered dust except that which is done with sincerity.

52ـ اَلْعَمَلُ كُلُّهُ هَباءٌ إلاّ ما أُخْلِصَ فيهِ.

53. If you wish to work, then work for that which will save you on the Day of Presentation [of deeds].

53ـ إنْ كُنْتُمْ عامِلينَ فَاعْمَلُوا لِما يُنْجيكُمْ يَوْمَ العَرْضِ.

54. Verily none of your actions will be accepted except that which you did with sincerity and without vain desire or worldly motives.

54ـ إنَّكَ لَنْ يُتَقَبَّلَ مِنْ عَمَلِكَ إلاّ ما أخْلَصْتَ فيهِ، ولَمْ تَشُبْهُ بِالهَوى، وَأسْبابِ الدُّنيا.

55. Verily nothing but the good deeds that you sent forward will be of any benefit to you after your death, so gather the provision of good deeds.

55ـ إنَّكَ لَنْ يُغْنِيَ عَنْكَ بَعْدَ المَوْتِ إلاّ صالِحُ عَمَل قَدَّمْتَهُ، فَتَزَوَّدْ مِنْ صالِحِ العَمَلِ.

56. Indeed you will never carry any action to the Hereafter more beneficial than patience, satisfaction, fear and hope.

56ـ إنَّكَ لَنْ تَحْمِلَ إلَى الآخِرَةِ عَمَلاً أنْفَعُ لَكَ مِنَ الصَّبْرِ، والرِّضا، وَالْخَوْفِ، والرَّجاءِ.

57. Verily you are recompensed for your deeds and held hostage by them.

57ـ إنَّكُمْ بِأعْمالِكُمْ مُجازُونَ، وَبِها مُرْتَهِنُونَ.

58. Verily you are judged by what you send forth and held hostage by what you leave behind.

58ـ إنَّكُمْ مَدينُونَ بِما قَدَّمْتُمْ، ومُرْتَهَنُونَ بِما أسْلَفْتُمْ.

59. Verily you are in greater need of acting upon what you know than of learning what you don’t know.

59ـ إنَّكُمْ إلَى العَمَلِ بِما عَلِمْتُمْ أحْوَجُ مِنْكُمْ إلى تَعَلُّمِ مالَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ.

60. Surely you are in greater need of performing your actions than you are of articulating your words.

60ـ إنَّكُمْ إلى إعْرابِ الأعْمالِ أحْوَجُ مِنْكُمْ إلى إعْرابِ الأقْوالِ.

61. You are surely in greater need of earning good deeds than you are of earning wealth.

61ـ إنَّكُمْ إلَى اكْتِسابِ صالِحِ الأعْمالِ أحْوَجُ مِنْكُمْ إلى مَكاسِبِ الأمْوالِ.

62. Verily you are in greater need of being concerned about that which will accompany you to the Hereafter than of all that accompanies you in this world.

62ـ إنَّكُمْ إلَى الاِهْتِمامِ بِما يَصْحَبُكُمْ إلَى الآخِرَةِ أحْوَجُ مِنْكُمْ إلى كُلِّ ما يَصْحَبُكُمْ مِنَ الدُّنيا.

63. Verily you are requited for your actions, so do not do anything except good.

63ـ إنَّكُمْ مُجازَوْنَ بِأفْعالِكُمْ فَلاتَفْعَلَوا إلاّ بِرّاً.

64. Verily if you seize the opportunity to perform righteous deeds [in this world], you will attain your greatest aspirations in the Hereafter.

64ـ إنَّكُمْ إنِ اغْتَنَمْتُمْ صالِحَ الأعْمالِ، نِلْتُمْ مِنَ الآخِرَةِ نِهايَةَ الآمالِ.

65. Verily a person is only rewarded for what he has sent in advance and meets [only] that which he sent ahead.

65ـ إنَّما المَرْءُ مَجْزِيٌّ بِما أسْلَفَ، وقادِمٌ عَلى ما قَدَّمَ.

66. The bane of action is abandoning sincerity.

66ـ آفَةُ العَمَلِ تَرْكُ الإخْلاصِ.

67. The bane of works is the inability of the workers.

67ـ آفَةُ الأعْمالِ عَجْزُ العُمّالِ.

68. The bane of action is idleness.

68ـ آفَةُ العَمَلِ البِطالَةُ.

69. When you have considered [the consequences of an action], then do it.

69ـ إذَا ارْتَأيْتَ فَافْعَلْ.

70. Through virtuous deeds, praise becomes worthy.

70ـ بِحُسْنِ الأفْعالِ يَحْسُنُ الثَّناءُ.

71. Through righteous deeds, the strength of a believer’s faith is deduced.

71ـ بِالصَّالِحاتِ يُسْتَدَلُّ عَلى حُسْنِ الإيمانِ.

72. It is by action, not laziness, that reward is gained.

72ـ بِالعَمَلِ يَحْصُلُ الثَّوابُ لابِالكَسَلِ.

73. It is by good action that the fruit of knowledge is reaped, not by good speech.

73ـ بِحُسْنِ العَمَلِ تُجْنى ثَمَرةُ العِلْمِ لابِحُسْنِ القَوْلِ.

74. It is through action that Paradise is achieved, not through hope.

74ـ بِالعَمَلِ تَحْصُلُ الجَنَّةُ لا بِالأمَلِ.

75. By righteous deeds, ranks are raised.

75ـ بِالأعْمالِ الصَّالِحاتِ تُرْفَعُ الدَّرَجاتُ.

76. Delay in action is a symbol of laziness.

76ـ تَأْخِيرُ العَمَلِ عُنْوانُ الكَسَلِ.

77. Keeping an action sincere is harder than performing the action itself.

77ـ تَصْفِيَةُ العَمَلِ أشَدُّ مِنَ العَمَلِ.

78. Hasten towards praiseworthy actions and virtuous traits, and vie for truthful speech and generous giving.

78ـ تَبادَرُوا إلى مَحامِدِ الأفْعالِ، وفَضائِلِ الخِلالِ، وتَنافَسُوا فِي صِدْقِ الأقْوالِ وبَذْلِ الأمْوالِ.

79. The fruit of [good] action is the [divine] reward given for it.

79ـ ثَمَرَةُ العَمَلِ الأجْرُ عَلَيْهِ.

80. The fruit of righteous action is [righteous] like its root.

80 ـ ثَمَرَةُ العَمَلِ الصّالِحِ كَأصْلِهِ.

81. The fruit of evil action is [evil] like its root.

81 ـ ثَمَرَةُ العَمَلِ السَّيِّءِ كَأصْلِهِ.

82. The reward of your action is greater than your action.

82 ـ ثَوابُ عَمَلِكَ أفْضَلُ مِنْ عَمَلِكَ.

83. The reward for an action is to the extent of the difficulty [endured] in it.

83 ـ ثَوابُ العَمَلِ عَلى قَدْرِ المَشَقَّةِ فيهِ.

84. The garment of action (or knowledge) immortalizes you and does not get worn out; it preserves you and does not perish.

84 ـ ثَوْبُ العَمَلِ (العِلْمِ) يُخَلِّدُكَ وَلايَبْلى، ويُبْقيكَ ولايَفْنى.

85. Persist in seizing the opportunity of performing the action whose reward does not perish.

85 ـ ثابِرُوا عَلَى اغْتِنامِ عَمَل لايَفْنى ثَوابُهُ.

86. Persist in those actions that cause you to become free from hellfire and attain Paradise.

86 ـ ثابِرُوا عَلَى الأعْمالِ المُوجِبَةِ لَكُمُ الخَلاصَ مِنَ النّارِ والفَوْزَ بِالجَنَّةِ.

87. The reward for an action is the fruit of the action.

87 ـ ثَوابُ العَمَلِ ثَمَرَةُ العَمَلِ.

88. Beautiful action declares the goodness of the source.

88 ـ جَميلُ الفِعْلِ يُنْبِئُ عَنْ طيبِ الأصْلِ.

89. Allah has kept for every [good] deed a reward, for everything a reckoning and for every term a written appointment.

89 ـ جََعَلَ اللّهُ لِكُلِّ عَمَل ثَواباً، ولِكُلِّ شَـيْء حِساباً، ولِكُلِّ أجَل كِتاباً.

90. Virtuous action is the best provision and the greatest asset.

90ـ حُسْنُ العَمَلِ خَيْرُ ذُخْر، وأفْضَلُ عُدَّة.

91. Good action is the substantiation of good words.

91ـ حُسْنُ الأفْعالِ مِصْداقُ حُسْنِ الأقْوالِ.

92. The best of your deeds are those that fulfil your duty.

92ـ خَيْـرُ أعْمالِكَ ما قَضى فَرْضَكَ.

93. The best of actions is that which earns gratitude.

93ـ خَيْـرُ الأعْمالِ مَا اكْتَسَبَ شُكْراً.

94. The best of actions is that which rectifies the faith.

94ـ خَيْـرُ الأعْمالِ ما أصْلَحَ الدّينَ.

95. The best deed is that which is accompanied by sincerity.

95ـ خَيْـرُ العَمَلِ ما صَحِبَهُ الإخْلاصُ.

96. The best of deeds is that which is adorned by kindness.

96ـ خَيْـرُ الأعْمالِ ما زانَهُ الرِّفْقُ.

97. The best of actions is that which fulfils the requirements.

97ـ خَيْـرُ الأعْمالِ ما قَضى اللَّوازِمَ.

98. Your best action is that by which you improve your day [of reckoning] and the worst [of your actions] is that by which you corrupt your community.

98ـ خَيْـرُ عَمَلِكَ ما أصْلَحْتَ بِهِ يَوْمَكَ، وشَـرُّهُ ما أفْسَدْتَ (اِسْتَفْسَدْتَ) بِهِ قَوْمَكَ.

99. The best action is maintaining a balance between hope and fear.

99ـ خَيْـرُ الأعْمالِ اِعْتِدالُ الرَّجاءِ والخَوْفِ.

100. May Allah have mercy upon the person who anticipates death and performs good deeds for the abode of his [permanent] residence and the place of his dignity.

100ـ رَحِمَ اللّهُ امْرَءاً بادَرَ الأجَلَ، وأْحْسَنَ العَمَلَ لِدارِ إقامَتِهِ ومَحَلِّ كَرامَتِهِ.

101. Many an action is corrupted by the intention.

101ـ رُبَّ عَمَل أفْسَدَتْهُ النِّيَّةُ.

102. Many a small action [that you do] is considered by you as being great.

102ـ رُبَّ صَغير مِنْ عَمَلِكَ تَسْتَكْبِرُهُ.

103. Supplementing words with action is the best virtue and the abstraction of action from words is the ugliest vice.

103ـ زيادَةُ الفِعْلِ عَلَى القَوْلِ أحْسَنُ فَضيلَة، ونَقْصُ الفِعْلِ عَنِ القَوْلِ أقْبَحُ رَذيلَة.

104. Evil action is evidence of a vile origin.

104ـ سُوءُ الفِعْلِ دَليلُ لُؤْمِ الأصْلِ.

105. The worst action is that which results in sins.

105ـ شَـرُّ الأفْعالِ ما جَلَبَ الآثامَ.

106. The worst action is that which destroys the good turn [that is done to others].

106ـ شَـرُّ الأفْعالِ ما هَدَمَ الصَّنِيعَةَ.

107. There is a great difference between the action whose pleasure wanes but its [ill] effects remain and the action whose hardship disappears but its reward remains.

107ـ شَتّانَ بَيْنَ عَمَل تَذْهَبُ لَذَّتُهُ وتَبْقى تَبِعَتُهُ، وبَيْنَ عَمَل تَذْهَبُ مَؤُنَتُهُ وتَبْقى مَثُوبَتُهُ.

108. The goodness of an action is [gauged] by the righteousness of [its] intention.

108ـ صَلاحُ العَمَلِ بِصَلاحِ النِّيَّةِ.

109. The correctness of action [and behaviour] beautifies a person.

109ـ صَوابُ الفِعْلِ يُزَيِّنُ الرَّجُلَ.

110. The two qualities without which Allah, the Glorified, does not accept any deeds are: piety and sincerity.

110ـ صِفَتانِ لايَقْبَلُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ الأعْمالَ إلاّ بِهِما: التُّقى، وَالإخْلاصُ.

111. Seeking lofty stations and ranks without any action is folly.

111ـ طَلَبُ المَراتِبِ والدَّرَجاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَل جَهْلٌ.

112. You must undertake righteous actions for indeed it is the provision that leads to Paradise.

112ـ عَلَيْكَ بِصالِحِ العَمَلِ فَإنَّهُ الزّادُ إلَى الجَنَّةِ.

113. You must persevere in your actions in times of activeness and laziness.

113ـ عَلَيْكَ بِإدْمانِ العَمَلِ فِي النِّشاطِ والكَسَلِ.

114. You must perform virtuous actions and hasten towards them, and let not others become more worthy of them than you.

114ـ عَلَيْكُمْ بِأعْمالِ الخَيْـرِ فَتَبادَرُوها، وَلايَكُنْ غَيْرُكُمْ أحَقَّ بِها مِنْكُمْ.

115. I am amazed at the one who knows that there is reward for [good] deeds, how can he not make his actions righteous?!

115ـ عَجِبْتُ لِمَنْ يَعْلَمُ أنَّ لِلأعْمالِ جَزاءً كَيْفَ لايُحْسِنُ عَمَلَهُ.

116. The action of an ignorant person is a curse and his knowledge is misguidance.

116ـ عَمَلُ الجاهِلِ وَبالٌ، وعِلْمُهُ ضَلالٌ.

117. In working for the permanent abode there is attainment of prosperity.

117ـ فِي العَمَلِ لِدارِ البَقاءِ إدْراكُ الفَلاحِ.

118. The merit of an action is the sincerity in it.

118ـ فَضيلَةُ العَمَلِ اَلإخْلاصُ فيهِ.

119. Everyone reaps what he sows and is rewarded for what he does.

119ـ كُلٌّ يَحْصُدُ ما زَرَعَ، ويُجْزى بِما صَنَعَ.

120. Every person will face that which he did and is rewarded for that which he performs.

120ـ كُلُّ امْرِء يَلْقى ما عَمِلَ، ويُجْزى بِما صَنَعَ.

121. It is enough of a righteous act to have a good habit.

121ـ كَفى بِفِعْلِ الخَيْـرِ حُسْنُ عادَة.

122. Whenever you perform an action with sincerity, you attain something you hope for in the Hereafter.

122ـ كُلَّما أخْلَصْتَ عَمَلاً بَلَغْتَ مِنَ الآخِرَةِ أمَلاً.

123. As you deal with others, so too will you be dealt with.

123ـ كَما تَدينُ تُدانُ.

124. For every action there is a reward, so let your actions be for that which remains and leave aside that which perishes.

124ـ لِكُلِّ عَمَل جَزاءٌ، فَاجَعَلُوا عَمَلَكُمْ لِما يَبْقى وذَرُوا ما يَفْنى.

125. Let your most reliable provisions be [your] righteous actions.

125ـ لِيَكُنْ أوْثَقُ الذَّخائِرِ عِنْدَكَ العَمَلَ الصَّالِحَ.

126. Action will never become pure until knowledge becomes sound.

126ـ لَنْ يَصْفُوَ العَمَلُ حَتّى يَصِحَّ العِلْمُ.

127. Action will never be pure unless it is accompanied by knowledge.

127ـ لَنْ يَزْكُوَ العَمَلُ حَتّى يُقارِنَهُ العِلْمُ.

128. One who works [for the Hereafter] yearns [for it].

128ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ اِشْتاقَ.

129. One who works increases in strength.

129ـ مَنْ يَعْمَلْ يَزْدَدْ قُوَّةً.

130. One who falls short in his action increases his lassitude.

130ـ مَنْ يُقَصِّرْ فيِ العَمَلِ يَزْدَدْ فَتْرَةً.

131. One who works for the Hereafter attains success through the right [course].

131ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ لِلْمَعادِ ظَفِرَ بِالسَّدادِ.

132. One who does as he wishes meets that which displeases him.

132ـ مَنْ فَعَلَ ما شاءَ لَقِيَ ما ساءَ.

133. One who is slowed down by his action cannot be quickened by his lineage.

133ـ مَنْ أبْطَأ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ لَمْ يُسْرِعْ بِهِ نَسَبُهُ.

134. One whose action is sincere will not be deprived of what he hopes for.

134ـ مَن ْ أخْلَصَ العَمَلَ لَمْ يَعْدِمِ المَأْمُولَ.

135. One who acts in obedience to Allah, he is well pleased with [by Allah].

135ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِطاعَةِ اللّهِ كانَ مَرْضِيّاً.

136. Whoever makes his actions good, attains his hopes.

136ـ مَنْ أحْسَنَ عَمَلَهُ بَلَغَ أمَلَهُ.

137. One who is sincere in his action his reward will be pure.

137ـ مَنْ نَصَحَ فِي العَمَلِ نَصَحَتْهُ المُجازاةُ.

138. One whose action is action, his requital will be good.

138ـ مَنْ أحْسَنَ العَمَلَ حَسُنَتْ لَهُ المُكافاةُ.

139. Whoever acts upon the commandments of Allah, obtains reward.

139ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِأوامِرِ اللّهِ أحْرَزَ الأجْرَ.

140. One who acts in obedience to Allah gains [prosperity].

140ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِطاعَةِ اللّهِ مَلَكَ.

141. One who makes his actions good demonstrates the abundance of his intellect.

141ـ مَنْ أحْسَنَ أفْعالَهُ أعْرَبَ عَنْ وُفُورِ عَقْلِهِ.

142. One who is heedless of acting in obedience to Allah has wronged himself.

142ـ مَنْ أهْمَلَ العَمَلَ بِطاعَةِ اللّهِ ظَلَمَ نَفْسَهُ.

143. One who is not pleased with his action, is forced to perform even better.

143ـ مَنْ أنِفَ مِنْ عَمَلِهِ اِضْطَرَّهُ ذلِكَ إلى عَمَل خَيْـر مِنْهُ.

144. One whose action is good attains from Allah what he hopes for.

144ـ مَنْ حَسُنَ عَمَلُهُ بَلَغَ مِنَ اللّهِ أمَلَهُ.

145. One whose action is free from sin attains his hope from the Hereafter.

145ـ مَنْ سَلِمَ مِنَ المَعاصي عَمَلُهُ بَلَغَ مِنَ الآخِرَةِ أمَلُهُ.

146. One who is incapable of performing his actions falls behind in his circumstances [and does not make progress].

146ـ مَنْ عَجَزَ عَنْ أعْمالِهِ أدْبَـرَ في أحْوالِهِ.

147. Whoever falls short in [his] action, Allah, the Glorified, afflicts him with distress; and Allah has no need for one who spares nothing of himself or his wealth [for attaining His pleasure].

147ـ مَنْ قَصَّـرَ فِي العَمَلِ اِبْتَلاهُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ بِالهَمِّ، ولاحاجَةَ لِلّهِ فيمَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ في نَفْسِهِ ومالِهِ نَصيبٌ.

148. From the perfection of [an] action is the sincerity in it.

148ـ مِنْ كَمالِ العَمَلِ الإخْلاصُ فيهِ.

149. From the best actions is that which leads to Paradise and saves from hellfire.

149ـ مِن أفْضَلِ الأعْمالِ ما أوْجَبَ الجَنَّـةَ، وأنْجا مِنَ النّارِ.

150. He who makes his actions evil has not done well.

150ـ ما أحْسَنَ مَنْ أساءَ عَمَلَهُ.

151. How truthful the human being is with his [own] soul and what better evidence [is there] of his nature is than his [own] action.

151ـ ما أصْدَقَ الإنْسانَ عَلى نَفْسِهِ، وأيَّ دَليل عَلَيْهِ كَفِعْلِهِ.

152. That which you beget is for the dust, that which you build is for destruction, that which you amass is to perish, that which you do is recorded in a book [of deeds] and stored for the Day of Accounting.

152ـ ما وَلَدْتُمْ فَلِلتُّرابِ، وما بَنَيْتُمْ فَلِلْخَرابِ، وما جَمَعْتُمْ فَلِلذِّهابِ، وَما عَمِلْتُمْ فَفي كِتاب مُدَّخَر لِيَوْمِ الحِسابِ.

153. The basis of an action [and its acceptance] is the sincerity in it.

153ـ مِلاكُ العَمَلِ الإخْلاصُ فيهِ.

154. What a good provision [for the Hereafter] good action is!

154ـ نِعْمَ الزّادُ حُسْنُ العَمَلِ.

155. How good a preparation working for the Hereafter is!

155ـ نِعْمَ الاِعْتِدادُ العَمَلُ لِلْمَعادِ.

156. He who works for the Eternal Abode attains his aspiration.

156ـ نالَ المُنى مَنْ عَمِلَ لِدارِ البَقاءِ.

157. Never do that which would tarnish you with disgrace.

157ـ لاتَفْعَلَنَّ ما يَعُرُّكَ مَعابُهُ.

158. Do not do that which will lower your dignity and your reputation.

158ـ لاتَفْعَلْ ما يَشينُ العِرْضَ والإسْمَ.

159. Do not shoot an arrow that you are unable to turn back.

159ـ لاتَرْمِ سَهْماً يُعْجِزُكَ رَدُّهُ.

160. Never undo a knot that you are unable to firmly retie.

160ـ لاتَحُلَّنَّ عَقْداً يُعْجِزُكَ إيثاقُهُ.

161. There is no trade like good deeds.

161ـ لاتِجارَةَ كَالعَمَلِ الصّالِحِ.

162. There is no provision more beneficial than righteous deeds.

162ـ لاذُخْرَ أنْفَعُ مِنْ صالِحِ العَمَلِ.

163. There is no good in action without knowledge.

163ـ لاخَيْـرَ في عَمَل بِلا عِلْم.

164. There is no good in action except with knowledge.

164ـ لاخَيْـرَ فِي العَمَلِ إلاّ مَعَ العِلْمِ.

165. There is no reward for one who has no [good] deeds.

165ـ لاثَوابَ لِمَنْ لاعَمَلَ لَهُ.

166. Righteous action is not complete except with righteous intention.

166ـ لا يَكْمُلُ صالِحُ العَمَلِ إلاّ بِصالِحِ النِّـيَّةِ.

167. Action with God-wariness is never little, and how can something that is accepted [by Allah] be [considered] little!

167ـ لا يَقِلُّ عَمَلٌ مَعَ تَقْوىً، وكيْفَ يَقِلُّ ما يُتَقَبَّلُ.

168. A person cannot dispense with his need for righteous deeds until the time when his soul leaves his body.

168ـ لا يَسْتَغْنِى المَرْءُ إلى حينِ مُفارَقَةِ رُوْحِهِ جَسَدَهُ عَنْ صالِحِ العَمَلِ.

169. Nobody abandons acting upon [his] knowledge except the one who is doubtful of its reward.

169ـ لا يَتْرُكُ العَمَلَ بِالعِلْمِ إلاّ مَنْ شَكَّ فِي الثَّوابِ عَلَيْهِ.

170. Nobody acts upon [his] knowledge except the one who is certain about the greatness of its reward.

170 ـ لا يَعْمَلُ بِالعِلْمِ إلاّ مَنْ أيْقَنَ بِفَضْلِ الأجْرِ فيهِ.

171. Nobody can ever dispense with his need for increasing his good deeds.

171ـ لا يَسْتَغْني عامِلٌ عَنِ الاِسْتِزادَةِ مِنْ عَمَل صالِح.

172. There is no good in an act except with certitude and piety.

172ـ لا خَيْرَ في عَمَل إلاّ مَعَ اليَقينِ، والوَرَعِ.

173. The deeds of a person ought to be better than his words and his words should not be better than his actions.

173 ـ يَنْبَغي أنْ تَكُونَ أفْعالُ الرَّجُلِ أحْسَنَ مِنْ أقْوالِهِ ولاتَكُونَ أقْوالُهُ أحْسَنَ مِنْ أفْعالِهِ.

174. A person is tested by his actions, not by his words.

174ـ يُمْتَحَنُ الرَّجُلُ بِفِعْلِهِ لابِقَوْلِهِ.

175. It is shameful for a person’s deeds to fall short of his knowledge and for his actions to be incapable of matching his words.

175ـ يَقْبُحُ بِالرَّجُلِ أنْ يَقْصُرَ عَمَلُهُ عَنْ عِلْمِهِ، ويَعْجِزَ فِعْلُهُ عَنْ قَوْلِهِ.

176. The one who abandons [a good] action has no certainty about its reward.

176ـ اَلتَّارِكُ لِلْعَمَلِ غَيْرُ مُوقِن بِالثَّوابِ عَلَيْهِ.

177. One who sows something, reaps it.

177ـ مَنْ زَرَعَ شَيْئاً حَصَدَهُ.

178. The tongue of action is truer than the tongue of speech.

178ـ لِسانُ الحالِ أصْدَقُ مِنْ لِسانِ المَقالِ.

179. The one who acts with ignorance is like one who is travelling on the wrong path, so his effort in moving forward adds nothing for him but distance from his goal.

179ـ اَلعامِلُ بِجَهْل كَالسّائِرِ عَلى غَيرِ طَرِيْق فَلا يَزيدُهُ جِدُّهُ فِي السَّـرِّ إلاّ بُعْداً عَنْ حاجَتِهِ.

180. The person who gains the most felicity from [that which is] good is the one who acts upon it.

180ـ أسْعَدُ النَّاسِ بِالخَيْرِ اَلعامِلُ بِهِ.

181. The one who acts with knowledge is like one who travels on the clear path.

181ـ اَلْعامِلُ بِالعِلْمِ كَالسّائِرِ عَلَى الطَّريقِ الواضِحِ.

182. One who acts upon religion for worldly gain, his recompense from Allah is [nothing but] hellfire.

182ـ عامِلُ الدّينِ لِلدُّنْيا جَزاؤُهُ عِنْدَ اللّهِ النّارُ.

183. Verily you are more in need of honourable deeds than you are of eloquent words.

183ـ إنَّكُمْ إلى مَكارِمِ الأفْعالِ أحْوَجُ مِنْكُمْ إلى بَلاغَةِ الأقْوالِ.

184. Make your weighing scales heavy with righteous acts.

184ـ ثَقِّلُوا مَوازِينَكُمْ بِالعَمَلِ الصَّالِحِ.

185. The best of deeds is that which people compel themselves to do.

185ـ أفْضَلُ الأعْمالِ ما أُكرِهَتِ النُّفُوسُ عَلَيْها.

186. The worst act is that by which you spoil your Hereafter.

186ـ شَـرُّ العَمَلِ ما أفْسَدْتَ بِهِ مَعادَكَ.

187. The loftiest of actions is making [your] faith sincere and [having] true piety and certitude.

187ـ أعْلَى الأعْمالِ إخْلاصُ الإيمانِ، وصِدْقُ الوَرَعِ وَالإيقانِ.

188. Verily the certitude of a believer is seen in his action, and the doubt of a hypocrite is seen in his action.

188ـ إنَّ المُؤْمِنَ يُرى يَقينُهُ في عَمَلِهِ، وإنَّ المُنافِقَ يُرى شَكُّهُ في عَمَلِهِ.

189. Working for the Hereafter with desire for this world has no benefit.

189ـ لايَنْفَعُ العَمَلُ لِلآخِرَةِ مَعَ الرَّغْبَةِ فيِ الدُّنيا.

190. Actions are [carried out] through know-how.

190ـ اَلأعْمالُ بِالخُبْرَةِ.

191. Deeds are the fruits of intentions.

191ـ اَلأعْمالُ ثِمارُ النِّيّاتِ.