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Courage And The Courageous

Courage and the courageous-الشجاع والشجاعة

1. Courage is one of the two honours.

1ـ الشَّجاعَةُ أحَدُ الْعِزَّيْنِ.

2. Courage is a ready support and an evident merit.

2ـ اَلشَّجاعَةُ نُصْرَةٌ حاضِرَةٌ، وَ فَضيلَةٌ ظاهِرةٌ.

3. Courage is an embellishment, cowardice is a disgrace.

3ـ اَلشَّجاعَةُ زَيْنٌ، اَلجُبْنُ شَيْنٌ.

4. Courage is present honour, cowardice is evident dishonour.

4ـ اَلشَّجاعَةُ عِزٌّ حاضِرٌ، اَلْجُبْنُ ذُلٌّ ظاهِرٌ.

5. The fruit of courage is a sense of honour.

5ـ ثَمَرَةُ الشَّجاعَةِ الْغَيْرَةُ.

6. The alms-tax of courage is struggling in the way of Allah.

6ـ زَكاةُ الشَّجاعَةِ الْجِهادُ في سَبيلِ اللّهِ.

7. The courage of a man is proportionate to his ambition, and his sense of honour is equivalent to his zeal.

7ـ شَجاعَةُ الرَّجُلِ على قَدْرِ هِمَّتِهِ، وَ غَيْرَتُهُ على قَدْرِ حَمِيَّتِهِ.

8. It is to the extent of [one’s] zeal that courage is shown.

8ـ عَلى قَدْرِ الْحَمِيَّةِ تَكُونُ الشَّجاعَةُ.

9. Fighting while dismounted [in battle] demonstrates the courage of champions.

9ـ مُعالَجَةُ النِّزالِ تُظْهِرُ شَجاعَةَ الأبْطالِ.

10. The bane of courage is loss of resolve.

10ـ آفَةُ الشُّجاعِ إضاعَةُ الْحَزْمِ.