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Covetousness

Covetousness-الطَّمَع والطامع

1. Abasement, disgrace and wretchedness are in covetousness and greed.

1ـ اَلمَذَلَّةُ والمَهانَةُ والشَّقاءُ، فِي الطَّمَعِ، والحِرْصِ.

2. Covetousness makes one enter [into difficulties and humiliation] but does not make him return from it; and it gives a guarantee but does not fulfil it.

2ـ اَلطَّمَعُ مُورِدٌ غَيْرُ مُصْدِر، وضامِنٌ غَيْرُ مُوف.

3. The most destructive thing is covetousness.

3ـ أهْلَكُ شَيْء الطَّمَعُ.

4. The most harmful thing is covetousness.

4ـ أضَرُّ شَيْء اَلطَّمَعُ.

5. The ugliest of traits is covetousness.

5ـ أقْبَحُ الشِّيَمِ اَلطَّمَعُ.

6. The worst thing is covetousness.

6ـ أسْوَءُ شَيْء اَلطَّمَعُ.

7. The root of avarice is covetousness and its fruit is reproach.

7ـ أصْلُ الشَّـرَهِ اَلطَّمَعُ، وثَمَرَتُهُ اَلمَلامَةُ.

8. He who covers himself with covetousness has degraded himself.

8ـ أزْرى بِنَفْسهِ مَنِ اسْتَشْعَرَ الطَّمَعَ.

9. The places where intellects become most deficient are under the flashes of greed.

9ـ أكْثَرُ مَصارِعِ العُقُولِ تَحْتَ بُرُوقِ المَطامِعِ.

10. Covetousness is harmful.

10ـ اَلطَّمَعُ مُضِـرٌّ.

11. Covetousness is an affliction.

11ـ اَلطَّمَعُ مِحْنَةٌ.

12. Covetousness is bondage.

12ـ اَلطَّمَعُ رِقٌّ.

13. Covetousness is indigence.

13ـ اَلطَّمَعُ فَقْرٌ.

14. Covetousness humiliates while piety exalts.

14ـ اَلطَّمَعُ مُذِلٌّ، اَلوَرَعُ مُجِلٌّ.

15. Covetousness is the beginning of evil.

15ـ اَلطَّمَعُ أوَّلُ الشَّـرِّ.

16. Covetousness is a besieging (or and evident) indigence.

16ـ اَلطَّمَعُ فَقْرٌ حاصِرٌ(ظاهِرٌ).

17. Covetousness is a present humiliation.

17ـ اَلطَّمَعُ مَذَلَّةٌ حاضِرَةٌ.

18. With covetousness comes humiliation.

18ـ الذُّلُّ مَعَ الطَّمَعِ.

19. Coveted objects humiliate men.

19ـ اَلمَطامِعُ تُذِلُّ الرِّجالَ.

20. Covetousness is endless bondage.

20ـ اَلطَّمَعُ رِقٌّ مُخَلَّدٌ.

21. Covetousness debases the commander.

21ـ اَلطَّمَعُ يُذِلُّ الأميرَ.

22. If you give in to covetousness, it will destroy you.

22ـ إنْ أطَعْتَ الطَّمَعَ أرْداكَ.

23. Through avidities the necks of men are lowered [in humiliation].

23ـ بِالأطْماعِ تَذِلُّ رِقابُ الرِّجالِ.

24. How bad a companion of religion covetousness is!

24ـ بِئْسَ قَرينُ الدّينِ الطَّمَعُ.

25. The fruit of covetousness is wretchedness.

25ـ ثَمَرَةُ الطَّمَعِ الشَّقاءُ.

26. The fruit of covetousness is humiliation in this world and the Hereafter.

26ـ ثَمَرةُ الطَّمَعِ ذُلُّ الدُّنيا والآخِرَةِ.

27. Abandon covetousness and greediness and cling to chastity and piety.

27ـ ذَرِ الطَّمَعَ، والشَّـرَهَ، وعَلَيْكَ بِلُزُومِ العِفَّةِ، والوَرَعِ.

28. The abasement of men is in the things they covet and the passing away of lifetimes is in [following] the deceptions of [false] hopes.

28ـ ذُلُّ الرِّجالِ فِي المَطامِعِ، وَفِناءُ الآجالِ في غُرُورِ الآمالِ.

29. The cornerstone of piety is abandoning covetousness.

29ـ رَأسُ الوَرَعِ تَرْكُ الطَّمَعِ.

30. Sometimes there is a false ambition for an unseen (or lost) hope.

30ـ رُبَّ طَمَع كاذِب لأمَل غائِب (خائِب).

31. Embarking on avidities cuts off the necks of men.

31ـ رُكُوبُ الأطْماعِ يَقْطَعُ رِقابَ الرِّجالِ.

32. The cause of corruption of certitude is covetousness.

32ـ سَبَبُ فَسادِ اليَقينِ الطَّمَعُ.

33. The cause of corruption of piety is covetousness.

33ـ سَبَبُ فَسادِ الوَرَعِ الطَّمَعُ.

34. Oppose covetousness with piety.

34ـ ضادُّوا الطَّمَعَ بِالوَرَعِ.

35. The servant of the coveted is enslaved and never gains his freedom.

35ـ عَبْدُ المَطامِعِ مُسْتَـرَّقٌ، لايَجِدُ أبَداً العِتْقَ.

36. He who instils covetousness in his soul has deceived it.

36ـ غَشَّ نَفْسَهُ مَنْ شَـرَّبَها الطَّمَعَ.

37. The corruption of religion is [caused by] covetousness.

37ـ فَسادُ الدِّينِ الطَّمَعُ.

38. Covetousness has been paired with humiliation.

38ـ قُرِنَ الطَّمَعُ بِالذُّلِّ.

39. One who trades covetousness for loss of hope [and desire for what others posses], the people will not treat him with contempt.

39ـ مَنْ باعَ الطَّمَعَ بِاليَأْسِ لَمْ يَسْتَطِلْ عَلَيْهِ النّاسُ.

40. How good an aide of hope ambition is!

40ـ نِعْمَ عَوْنُ الأمَلِ الطَّمَعُ.

41. The trouble for religion is covetousness and its rectitude is [in] piety.

41ـ نَـكَدُ الدّينِ الطَّمَعُ، وصَلاحُهُ الوَرَعُ.

42. We seek Allah’s protection from lowly coveted things and the ambitions that are disliked [by Him].

42ـ نَعُوذُ بِاللّهِ مِنَ المَطامِعِ الدَّنِيَّةِ، والهِمَمِ الغَيْرِ المَرْضِيَّةِ.

43. Do not covet that which you do not deserve.

43ـ لاتَطْمَعْ فيما لا تَسْتَحِقُّ.

44. Never let covetousness enslave you and be averse [to the pleasures of this world].

44ـ لايَسْتَرِقَّنَّكَ الطَّمَعُ وَكُنْ عَزُوفاً.

45. Never let yourself covet that which is above your needs thereby letting it overcome you with the desire for more.

45ـ لاتُطْمِعَنَّ نَفْسَكَ فيما فَوْقَ الكَفافِ، فَيَغْلِبَكَ بِالزِّيادَةِ.

46. Do not let covetousness enslave you while Allah has made you free.

46ـ لايَسْتَرِقَّـنَّكَ الطَّمَعُ وَقَدْ جَعَلَكَ اللّهُ حُرّاً.

47. Nothing corrupts religion like covetousness.

47ـ لايُفْسِدُ الدّينَ كَالطَّمَعِ.

48. There is no quality more abased than covetousness.

48ـ لاشيمَةَ أذَلُّ مِنَ الطَّمَعِ.

49. There is no humiliation greater than covetousness.

49ـ لاذُلَّ أعْظَمُ مِنَ الطَّمَعِ.

50. A little covetousness corrupts a lot of piety.

50ـ يَسيرُ الطَّمَعِ يُفْسِدُ كَثيرَ الوَرَعِ.

51. Cupidity corrupts piety and licentiousness [corrupts] God-wariness.

51ـ يُفْسِدُ الطَّمَعُ الوَرَعَ، والفُجُورُ التَّقْوى.

52. Freedom from the captivity of covetousness is [gained] by acquiring loss of hope [in people].

52ـ اَلخَلاصُ مِنْ أسْرِ الطَّمَعِ بِاكْتِسابِ اليَأسِ.

53. Covetousness is one of the two abasements.

53ـ اَلطَّمَعُ أحَدُ الذُلَّيْنِ.

54. One who clings to covetousness is deprived of piety.

54ـ مَنْ لَزِمَ الطَّمَعَ عَدِمَ الوَرَعَ.

55. Whoever takes covetousness as his attire, it makes him swallow failure repeatedly.

55ـ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ الطَّمَعَ شِعاراً جَرَّعَتْهُ الخَيْبَةُ مِراراً.

56. One who entertains the hope of [fulfilment of] false cupidity, the grant [which he receives] belies him.

56ـ مَنْ حَدَّثَ نَفْسَهُ بِكاذِبِ الطَّمَعِ كَذَّبَتْهُ العَطِيَّةُ.

57. One who does not purify his soul from the lowliness of the coveted has actually abased himself and shall be even more abased and disgraced in the Hereafter.

57ـ مَنْ لَمْ يُنَزِّهْ نَفْسَهُ عَنْ دَناءَةِ المَطامِعِ فَقَدْ أذَلَّ نَفْسَهُ، وهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ أذَلُّ وأَخْزى.

58. A little cupidity corrupts a lot of piety.

58ـ قَليلُ الطَّمَعِ يُفْسِدُ كَثيرَ الوَرَعِ.

59. Excessive covetousness is the symbol of lack of piety.

59ـ كَثْرَةُ الطَّمَعِ عُنْوانُ قِلَّةِ الوَرَعِ.

60. One who is possessed by covetousness is humiliated.

60ـ مَنْ مَلَكَهُ الطَّمَعُ ذَلَّ.

61. One who clings to covetousness is deprived of piety.

61ـ مَنْ لَزِمَ الطَّمَعَ عَدِمَ الوَرَعَ.

62. One whose covetousness increases, his downfall becomes greater.

62ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ طَمَعُهُ عَظُمَ مَصْرَعُهُ.

63. Every coveter is a prisoner [of his desires].

63ـ كُلُّ طامِع أسيرٌ.

64. How many a coveter covets pardon.

64ـ كَمْ مِنْ طامِع بِالصَّفْحِ عَنْهُ.

65. One who covets becomes abased and undergoes hardship.

65ـ مَنْ طَمِعَ ذَلَّ وتَعَنّى.

66. There is none more abased than a coveter.

66ـ لا أذَلَّ مِنْ طامِع.

67. The most indigent of people is the coveter.

67ـ أفْقَرُ النّاسِ الطّامِعُ.

68. The most humiliated of all people is the greedy, suspicious, coveter.

68ـ أعْظَمُ النّاسِ ذُلاًّ الطّامِعُ الحَريصُ المُريبُ.

69. The coveter is forever abased.

69ـ اَلطّامِعُ أبَداً ذَليلٌ.

70. The coveter is forever in the shackles of disgrace.

70ـ اَلطَّامِعُ أبَداً في وِثاقِ الذُّلِّ.