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Amusement

Amusement-اللهو

1. Amusement corrupts serious resolutions.

1ـ اَللَّهْوُ يُفْسِدُ عَزائِمَ الجِدِّ.

2. Keep away from amusements for indeed you have not been created aimlessly so that you may be amused, and you have not been left without purpose so that you may indulge in vanities.

2ـ أُهْجُرِ اللَّهْوَ فَإنَّكَ لَمْ تُخْلَقْ عَبَثاً فَتَلْهُوَ،وَ لَمْ تُتْرَكْ سُدىً فَتَلْغُوَ.

3. The furthest of all people from righteousness is one who is [excessively] fond of amusement.

3ـ أبْعَدُ النّاسِ عَنِ الصَّلاحِ المُسْتَهْتَرُ بِاللَّهْوِ.

4. The beginning of amusement is play and its end is war.

4ـ أوَّلُ اللَّهْوِ لَعْبٌ، وآخِـرُهُ حَرْبٌ.

5. The furthest of all people from prosperity is one who is fond of amusement and jest.

5ـ أبْعَدُ النّاسِ مِنَ النَّجاحِ اَلمُسْتَهْتَرُ بِاللَّهْوِ والمَزاحِ.

6. Amusement is from the fruits of ignorance.

6ـ اللَّهْوُ مِنْ ثِمارِ الجَهْلِ.

7. Amusement is the provision of foolishness.

7ـ اَللَّهْوُ قُوتُ الحَماقَةِ.

8. Many an amusement alienates a freeman.

8ـ رُبَّ لَهْو يُوحِشُ حُرّاً.

9. The worst thing that one’s lifetime can be wasted on is idle sport.

9ـ شَرُّ ما ضُيِّعَ فيهِ العُمْرُ اللَّعْبُ.

10. One whose amusement increases is considered a fool.

10ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ لَهْوُهُ اُسْتُحْمِقَ.

11. One whose amusement increases, his intelligence decreases.

11ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ لَهْوُهُ قَلَّ عَقْلُهُ.

12. Whoever is overpowered by amusement, his seriousness is nullified.

12ـ مَنْ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ اللَّهْوُ بَطَلَ جِدُّهُ.

13. Gatherings of amusement corrupt the faith.

13ـ مَجالِسُ اللَّهْوِ تُفْسِدُ الإيمانَ.

14. Intellect [and wisdom] and idle play do not go together.

14ـ لايَثُوبُ العَقْلُ مَعَ اللَّعْبِ.

15. One who takes pleasure in idle sport and is fond of amusement and entertainment does not become successful.

15ـ لايُفْلِحُ مَنْ وَلِهَ بِاللَّعْبِ واسْتُهْتِرَ بِاللَّهْوِ والطَّرَبِ.