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Disputation And Argument

Disputation and argument-المراء والجدال

1. Disputation is the seed of evil.

1ـ اَلمِراءُ بَذْرُ الشَّرِّ.

2. Argument in religion corrupts certitude.

2ـ اَلْجَدَلُ فِي الدّينِ يُفْسِدُ اليَقينَ.

3. The fruit of disputation is hatred.

3ـ ثَمَرَةُ المِراءِ الشَّحْناءُ.

4. Too much disputation is the cause of hatred [and enmity].

4ـ سَبَبُ الشَّحْناءِ كَثْرَةُ المِراءِ.

5. One should not dispute with six types of people: the jurist, the leader, the low, the lewd, the woman and the child.

5ـ سِتَّةٌ لايُمارُونَ: اَلْفَقيهُ وَالرَّئيسُ وَالدَّنيُّ والبَذيُّ والمَرْأَةُ وَالصَّبيُّ.

6. One whose disputation increases does not remain safe from error.

6ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ مِراؤُهُ لَمْ يَأْمَنِ الغَلَطَ.

7. Whoever accustoms himself to disputation, it becomes his habit.

7ـ مَنْ عَوَّدَ نَفْسَهُ المِراءَ صارَ دَيْدَنَهُ.

8. One who makes disputation his habit will not turn his night into day [and will remain in the darkness of ignorance].

8ـ مَنْ جَعَلَ دَيْدَنَهُ المِراءَ لَمْ يُصْبِحْ لَيْلَهُ.

9. One whose false disputations increase, his blindness from the truth persists.

9ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ مِرائُهُ بِالْباطِلِ دامَ عَماؤُهُ عَنِ الحَقِّ.

10. One who disputes with a fool has no intelligence.

10ـ مَنْ مارَى السَّفيهَ فَلا عَقْلَ لَهُ.

11. With excessive disputation, there can be no affection.

11ـ لامَحَبَّةَ مَعَ كَثْرَةِ مِراء.