The Child

The Child-الولد

1. A righteous child is the more beautiful of the two recollections.

1ـ اَلْوَلَدُ الصّالِحُ أجْمَلُ الذِّكْرَيْنِ.

2. A child is one of the two enemies.1

2ـ اَلْوَلَدُ أحَدُ العَدُوَّيْنِ.

3. The worst of all children is the undutiful one.

3ـ شَرُّ الأوْلادِ اَلْعاقُّ.

4. The loss of a child burns the heart.

4ـ فَقْدُ الوَلَدِ مُحْرِقُ الكَبِدِ.

5. The death of a child is [like a] tear in the heart.

5ـ مَوْتُ الوَلَدِ صَدْعٌ فِي الكَبِدِ.

6. An evil child destroys one’s honour and disgraces one’s ancestors.

6ـ وَلَدُ السُّوءِ يَهْدِمُ الشَّرَفَ، ويَشينُ السَّلَفَ.

7. An evil child dishonours one’s ancestors and corrupts one’s descendants.

7ـ وَلَدُ السُّوءِ يَعُرُّ السَّلَفَ، ويُفْسِدُ الخَلَفَ.

8. The undutiful child is a tribulation and a misfortune.

8ـ وَلَدٌ عَقُوقٌ مِحْنَةٌ وشُؤْمٌ.

  • 1. In reference to the context of Q64:14