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Alertness And Vigilance

Alertness and vigilance -اليقظة والتيقّظ في الدين

1. Vigilance in religion is a blessing for the one whom it is bestowed upon.

1ـ اَلتَّيَقُّظُ فِي الدّينِ نِعْمَةٌ عَلى مَنْ رُزِقَهُ.

2. Alertness is illumination, negligence is delusion.

2ـ اَلْيَقْظَةُ نُورٌ، اَلْغَفْلَةُ غُرُورٌ.

3. Alertness is perspicacity.

3ـ اَلْيَقْظَةُ اِسْتِبْصارٌ.

4. Indeed you have been alerted so become vigilant, and you have been guided so follow the guidance.

4ـ قَدْ يُقِّظْتُمْ فَتَـيَقَّظُوا، وهُديتُمْ فَاهْتَدُوا.

5. One who does not take support through vigilance will not benefit from [the presence of] guards.

5ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَسْتَظْهِرْ بِاليَقْظَةِ لَمْ يَنْتَفِعْ بِالحَفَظَةِ.

6. Alertness is [a cause of] grief.

6ـ اَلْيَقْظَةُ كَرَبٌ.

7. Recover, O listener, from your stupor, and wake up from your heedlessness, and curb (or cut short) your haste [towards sins].

7ـ أفِقْ أَيُّهَا السّامِعُ مِنْ سَكْرَتِكَ، واسْتَيْقِظْ مِنْ غَفْلَتِكَ، وَاحْتَصِرْ(اِخْتَصِرْ) مِنْ عَجَلَتِكَ.

8. Is there nobody who will wake up from his [slumber of] negligence before his time [on this earth] ends?

8ـ اَلا مُسْتَيْقِظٌ مِنْ غَفْلَتِهِ قَبْلَ نَفادِ مُدَّتِهِ.