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Chastity

Chastity-العفاف

1. Chastity preserves the soul and purifies it from vile demerits.

1ـ اَلعِفافُ يَصُونُ النَّفْسَ، ويُنَزِّهُها عَنِ الدَّنايا.

2. Chastity weakens lust.

2ـ اَلعِفَّةُ تُضَعِّفُ الشَّهْوَةَ.

3. Chastity is renunciation [of worldly pleasures].

3ـ اَلعِفافُ زَهادَةٌ.

4. Chastity is the best (or the root of) magnanimity.

4ـ اَلعِفَّةُ أفْضَلُ (أصْلُ) الفُتُوَّةِ.

5. Chastity is the best trait.

5ـ اَلعِفافُ أفْضَلُ شيمَة.

6. Chastity is the trait of the sagacious.

6ـ اَلعِفَّةُ شيمَةُ الأكْياسِ.

7. Chastity is the cornerstone of goodness.

7ـ اَلعِفَّةُ رَأْسُ كُلِّ خَيْـر.

8. Restraining oneself from [coveting] that which people possess is chastity and high-mindedness.

8ـ اَلكَفُّ عَمّا في أيْدِي النّاسِ عِفَّةٌ، وكِبَرُ هِمَّة.

9. The people of chastity are the most honourable of the honourables.

9ـ(أهْلُ) اَلعَفافُِ أشْرَفُ الأشْرافِ.

10. Through chastity actions become purified.

10ـ بِالعَفافِ تَزْكُوالأعْمالُ.

11. The crown of a man is his chastity and his adornment is his equity.

11 ـ تاجُ الرَّجُلِ عَفافُهُ وزَيْنُهُ إنْصافُهُ.

12. The fruit of chastity is preservation [of oneself from chastisement].

12ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِفَّةِ الصِّيانَةُ.

13. The fruit of chastity is contentment.

13ـ ثَمَرَةُ العِفَّةِ القَناعَةُ.

14. Virtuous chastity is from the traits of the honourable ones.

14ـ حُسْنُ العَفافِ مِنْ شِيَمِ الأشْرافِ.

15. The cause of contentment is chastity.

15ـ سَبَبُ القَناعَةِ العَفافُ.

16. Espouse chastity, for indeed it is a good companion.

16ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالعِفَّةِ فَإنَّها نِعْمَ القَرينُ.

17. Espouse chastity and contentment, for whoever does this, his burden of sustenance is lightened.

17ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالعَفافِ والقُنُوعِ، فَمَنْ أخَذَبِهِ خَفَّتْ عَلَيْهِ المُؤَنُ.

18. Espouse chastity, for indeed it is the best trait of the honourable ones.

18ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالعَفافِ فَإنَّهُ أفْضَلُ شِيَمِ الأشْرافِ.

19. You must espouse chastity and trustworthiness, for verily these two are the most honourable of what you can do in secret and the best of what you can practice openly, and the finest of what you can preserve.

19ـ عَلَيْكُمْ بِلُزُومِ العِفَّةِ، والأمانَةِ، فَإنَّهُما أشْرَفُ ما أسْرَرْتُمْ وأحْسَنُ ما أعْلَنْتُمْ، وأفْضَلُ مَا ادَّخَرْتُمْ.

20. To the extent of modesty, there is chastity.

20ـ عَلى قَدْرِ الحَياءِ تَـكُونُ العِفَّةُ.

21. I am amazed at the one who knows the evil consequences of [forbidden] pleasures, how can he not remain chaste?!

21ـ عَجِبْتُ لِمَنْ عَرَفَ سُوءَ عَواقِبِ اللَّذّاتِ كَيْفَ لايَعِفُّ؟!

22. Just as you desire, be chaste.

22 ـ كَما تَشْتَهي عِفَّ.

23. One who desires that which he cannot obtain has not adorned himself with chastity.

23ـ لَمْ يَتَحَلَّ بِالعِفَّةِ مَنِ اشْتَهى ما لايَجِدُ.

24. Whoever is granted chastity and contentment, honour becomes his ally.

24ـ مَنْ أُتْحِفَ العِفَّةَ والقَناعَةَ، حالَفَهُ العِزُّ.

25. There is no indigence with chastity.

25ـ لافاقَةَ مَعَ عَفاف.

26. Whoever is chaste, his burden [of sin] is reduced and his status becomes great in the sight of Allah.

26ـ مَنْ عَفَّ خَفَّ وِزْرُهُ، وعَظُمَ عِنْدَ اللّهِ قَدْرُهُ.

27. One whose flanks are chaste, his attributes become good.

27ـ مَنْ عَفَّتْ أطْرافُهُ حَسُنَتْ أوْصافُهُ.

28. The chastest among you are the most modest among you.

28ـ أعَفُّكُمْ أحْياكُمْ.

29. Verily Allah, the Glorified, loves the one who is chaste, modest, pious and satisfied [with His will].

29ـ إنَّ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ يُحِبُّ المُتَعَفِّفَ الحَيِيَّ التَّقِيَّ، الرَّاضِيَ.