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Arrogance

Arrogance-اَلْكِبْر

1. Arrogance is an inviter towards plunging into sins.

1ـ اَلكِبْرُ داع إلَى التَّقَحُّمِ فِي الذُّنُوبِ.

2. Arrogance is a destructive trait, one who seeks to increase by it, diminishes.

2ـ اَلْكِبْرُ خَلِيقَةٌ مُرْدِيَةٌ، مَنْ تَكَثَّرَ بِها قَلَّ.

3. Arrogance grips the hearts just like a fatal poison.

3ـ اَلْكِبْرُ يُساوِرُ القُلُوبَ مُساوَرَةَ السُّمُومِ القاتِلَةِ.

4. Suppress the manifestations of pride and restrain the flashes (or risings) of arrogance.

4ـ اِقْمَعُوا نَواجِمَ الفَخْرِ، واقْدِعُوا لَوامِعَ (طَوالِعَ) الكِبْرِ.

5. Beware of arrogance, for it is the cornerstone of tyranny and disobedience to the Most Merciful.

5ـ اِحْذَرِ الكِبْرَ فَإنَّهُ رَأْسُ الطُغْيانِ، ومَعْصيَةُ الرَّحْمنِ.

6. Beware of arrogance, for indeed it is the greatest of sins and the vilest of faults, and it is the ornament of the Devil.

6ـ إيّاكَ والكِبْرَ، فَإنَّهُ أعْظَمُ الذُّنُوبِ، وألأمُ العُيُوبِ، وهُوَ حِلْيَةُ إبْلِيسَ.

7. Beware of behaving haughtily with the servants of Allah, for every haughty one is crushed by Allah.

7ـ إيّاكَ والتَّجَبُّرَ عَلى عِبادِ اللّهِ، فَإنَّ كُلَّ مُتَجَبِّر يَقْصِمُهُ اللّهُ.

8. The ugliest character is arrogance.

8ـ أقْبَحُ الخُلْقِ التَّكَبُّرُ.

9. The lowliest of all people is one who considers himself to be great.

9ـ أكْثَرُ النّاسِ ضَعَةً مَنْ تَعاظَمَ في نَفْسهِ.

10. Arrogance humiliates.

10ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ يَضَعُ.

11. Arrogance degrades the elevated.

11ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ يَضَعُ الرَّفيعَ.

12. Arrogance shows [one’s] depravity.

12ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ يُظْهِرُ الرَّذيلَةَ.

13. Arrogance is the worst of faults.

13ـ اَلْكِبْرُ شَرُّ العُيُوبِ.

14. Arrogance is the same as foolishness.

14ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ عَيْنُ الحِماقَةِ.

15. Seeking honour [for oneself] through arrogance is [a cause of] humiliation.

15ـ اَلتَّعَزُّزُ بِالتَّكَبُّرِ ذُلٌّ.

16. Being arrogant about [one’s status in] this world is deficiency.

16ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ بِالدُّنْيا قُلٌّ.

17. Arrogance is the basis of ruin.

17ـ اَلتَّكَبُّرُ أُسُّ التَّلَفِ.

18. Arrogance is the great trap of the Devil.

18ـ اَلكِبْرُ مَصيدَةُ إبْليسَ العُظْمى.

19. Verily, if you become arrogant, Allah will abase you.

19ـ إنَّكَ إنْ تَكَبَّرْتَ وَضَعَكَ اللّهُ.

20. The bane of nobility is arrogance.

20ـ آفَةُ الشَّرَفِ الكِبْرُ.

21. Due to arrogance there is loathing.

21ـ بِالتَّكَبُّرِ يَكُونُ المَقْتُ.

22. Through increased arrogance, loss [and ruin] comes about.

22ـ بِكَثْرَةِ التَّكَبُّرِ يَكُونُ التَّلَفُ.

23. The arrogance of a man abases him.

23ـ تَكَبُّرُ المَرْءِ يَضَعُهُ.

24. The arrogance of a lowly person invites his insult.

24ـ تَكَبُّرُ الدَّنِيِّ يَدْعُو إلى إهانَتِهِ.

25. The fruit of arrogance is vituperation.

25ـ ثَمَرَةُ الكِبْرِ اَلمَسَبَّةُ.

26. The worst of morals is arrogance.

26ـ شَرُّ الخَلائِقِ الكِبْرُ.

27. The worst of all woes of the intellect is arrogance.

27ـ شَرُّ آفاتِ العَقْلِ الكِبْرُ.

28. Counter arrogance with humility.

28ـ ضادُّوا الكِبْرَ بِالتَّواضُعِ.

29. Fear Allah O servants of Allah; do not put on the garment of arrogance, for indeed arrogance is the greatest trap of the Devil which he grips the hearts just as fatal poisons [rush through the body and] overcome [it].

29ـ فَاللّهَ اللّهَ عِبادَاللّهِ أنْ تَتَرَدَّوْا رِداءَ الكِبْرِ، فَإنَّ الكِبْرَ مَصيدَةُ إبْلِسَ العُظْمَى الَّتي يُساوِرُ بِها القُلُوبَ مُساوَرَةَ السُّمُومِ القاتِلَةِ.

30. Arrogance is sufficient as a [cause of] loss [and destruction].

30ـ كَفى بِالتَّكَبُّرِ تَلَفاً.

31. Arrogance is enough as an abasement.

31ـ كَفى بِالتَّكَبُّرِ ضَعَةً.

32. If Allah were to make arrogance permissible to any one of His creation He would make it permissible to His Prophets, but He made it hateful for them to be arrogant and approved of their humility.

32ـ لَورَخَّصَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ فِي الكِبْرِ لاِحَد مِنَ الخَلْقِ لَرَخَّصَ فيهِ لأنْبِيائِهِ، لكِنَّهُ كَرَّهَ إلَيْهِمُ التَّكَبُّرَ ورَضِيَ لَهُمْ التَّواضُعَ.

33. One who shows haughtiness is crushed.

33ـ مَنْ تَجَبَّرَ كُسِرَ.

34. From the ugliest forms of arrogance is a man’s arrogance towards his close relatives and members of his [own] tribe.

34ـ مِنْ أقْبَحِ الكِبْرِ تَكَبُّرُ الرَّجُلِ عَلى ذَوِي رَحِمِهِ، وأبْناءِ جِنْسِهِ.

35. Nothing brings hatred like arrogance does.

35 ـ مَا اجْتُلِبَ المَقْتُ بِمِثْلِ الكِبْرِ.

36. Never turn your face away disdainfully and be courteous [to others]; and be humble in front Allah, who has elevated you.

36ـ لاتُصَعِّرَنَّ خَدَّكَ، وألِنْ جانِبَكَ، وتَواضَعْ لِلّهِ الَّذي رَفَعَكَ.

37. There is no praise with arrogance.

37ـ لاثَناءَ مَعَ كِبْر.

38. There is no quality uglier than arrogance.

38ـ لاخُلْقَ أقْبَحُ مِنَ الكِبْرِ.

39. It does not behove one who knows Allah to become haughty.

39ـ لايَنْبَغي لِمَنْ عَرَفَ اللّهَ أنْ يَتَعاظَمَ.