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Calmness and Solemnity

Calmness and Solemnity-السكينة والوقار

1. Solemnity is the ornament of the intellect.

1ـ اَلوَقارُ حِلْيَةُ العَقْلِ.

2. Solemnity supports (or gives rise to) forbearance.

2ـ اَلوَقارُ يُنْجِدُ (نَتيجَةُ) الحِلْمِ.

3. Calmness is a sign of intelligence.

3ـ السَّكينَةُ عُنْوانُ العَقْلِ.

4. Solemnity is evidence of nobility.

4ـ اَلوَقارُ بُرْهانُ النُّبْلِ.

5. If you act with solemnity you will be honored.

5ـ إنْ تَوَقَّرْتَ أُكْرِمْتَ.

6. Through solemnity, one’s reverence increases.

6ـ بِالوَقارِ تَكْثُرُ الهَيْبَةُ.

7. Espouse calmness, for indeed it is the best embellishment.

7ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالسَّكينَةِ فَإنَّها أفْضَلُ زينَة.

8. Be solemn when among the people and oft-remembering [of Allah and His bounties] when alone.

8ـ كُنْ فِي المَلاءِ وَقُوراً، وَكُنْ فِي الخَلاءِ ذَكُوراً.

9. Let solemnity be your trait, for one whose silliness increases is scorned.

9ـ لِتَكُنْ شيمَتُكَ الوَقارَ فَمَنْ كَثُرَ خُرْقُهُ اُسْتُرْذِلَ.

10. One who acts with solemnity is revered.

10ـ مَنْ تَوَقَّرَ وُقِّرَ.

11. One whose solemnity increases, his exaltedness increases.

11ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ وَقارُهُ، كَثُرَتْ جَلالَتُهُ.

12. Espousing solemnity protects one from the lowliness of impetuousness.

12ـ مُلازَمَةُ الوَقارِ تُؤْمِنُ دَناءَةَ الطَّيْشِ.

13. Calmness is an excellent quality.

13ـ نِعْمَ الشّيمَةُ السَّكينَةُ.

14. Solemnity is an excellent trait.

14ـ نِعْمَ الشّيمَةُ الوَقارُ.

15. The solemnity of a man adorns him and his silliness tarnishes him.

15ـ وَقارُ الرَّجُلِ يَزينُهُ، وخُرْقُهُ يَشينُهُ.

16. The solemnity of an elderly person is a light and an embellishment.

16ـ وَقارُ الشَّيْبِ(الرَّجُلِ) نُورٌ وزينَةٌ.

17. The solemnity of old age is more beloved to me than the vigor of youth.

17ـ وَقارُ الشَّيْبِ أحَبُّ إلَيَّ مِنْ نَضارَةِ الشَّبابِ.