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Dignity And Reputation

Dignity and Reputation-الأعراض

1. Safeguard [your] reputations with wealth.

1ـ حَصِّنُوا الأعْراضَ بِالأمْوالِ.

2. Nothing preserves reputations like turning away from vile traits and evil objectives.

2ـ ما صانَ الأعْراضُ كَالإعْراضِ عَنِ الدَّنايا وسُوءِ الأغْراضِ.

3. Protect your reputations by spending your wealth generously.

3ـ وَقُّوا أعْراضَكُمْ بِبَذْلِ أمْوالِكُمْ.

4. Abundance of wealth [that is attained] by the derogation of reputations is ignobility.

4ـ وُفُورُ الأمْوالِ بِانْتِقاصِ الأعْراضِ لُؤْمٌ.

5. Plenitude of religion and dignity [that is acquired] through generously spending wealth is a sublime gift.

5ـ وُفُورُ الدّينِ والعِرضِ بِابْتِذالِ الأمْوالِ مَوْهِبَةٌ سَنِيَّةٌ.

6. Protect your dignity with your worldly possessions and you will be honoured, do good to others and you will be served, show clemency and you will be put forward (or you will advance).

6ـ وَقِّ عِرْضَكَ بِعَرَضِكَ تُـكْرَمْ، وتَفَضَّلْ تُخْدَمْ، واحْلُمْ تُقَدَّمْ.

7. The plenitude of dignity is [attained] through the generous spending of wealth, and the uprightness of religion is [realized] through devaluing this world.

7ـ وُفُورُ العِرْضِ بِابْتِذالِ المالِ، وَصَلاحُ الدّينِ بِإفْسادِ الدُّنيا.

8. Nothing safeguards reputations like spending generously.

8ـ ما حُصِّنَتِ الأعْراضُ بِمِثْلِ البَذْلِ.

9. Do not make your dignity a subject of the speech of every speaker [by engaging in shameful deeds].

9ـ لاتَجْعَلْ عِرْضَكَ غَرَضاً لِقَوْلِ كُلِّ قائِل.

10. One who sacrifices his dignity is abased.

10ـ مَنْ بَذَلَ عِرْضَهُ ذَلَّ.

11. One who sacrifices his dignity is humiliated.

11ـ مَنْ بَذَلَ عِرْضَهُ حُقِّرَ.

12. One who preserves his dignity is revered.

12ـ مَنْ صانَ عِرْضَهُ وُقِّرَ.

13. Whoever considers his dignity to be precious, money has of little value for him.

13ـ مَنْ كَرُمَ عَلَيْهِ عِرْضُهُ هانَ عَلَيْهِ المالُ.