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Eminence And The Eminent

Eminence and Eminent-السَّـيِّد والسُّؤدد

1. The eminent one is envied and the munificent one is loved and adored.

1ـ اَلسَّـيِّدُ مَحْسُودٌ، وَ الجَوادُ مَحْبُوبٌ مَوْدُودٌ.

2. The eminent person is one who bears the burdens of his brothers and is neighborly to his neighbor.

2ـ اَلسَّـيِّدُ مَنْ تَحَمَّلَ أثْقالَ إخْوانِهِ، وَ أحْسَنَ مُجاوَرَةَ جيرانِهِ.

3. The eminent person is one who neither flatters nor deceives, nor is he beguiled by greedy ambitions.

3ـ اَلسَّـيِّدُ مَنْ لا يُصانِعُ، وَلا يُخادِعُ، وَلا تَغُرُّهُ المَطامِعُ.

4. The eminent person is one who bears the responsibility of providing [for others] and is generous with his assistance.

4ـ اَلسَّـيِّدُ مَنْ تَحَمَّلَ المَؤُنَةَ، وَجادَ بِالمَعُونَةِ.

5. The completion of eminence is in taking the initiative to do good to others.

5ـ تَمامُ السُّؤْدَدِ اِبْتِداءُ الصَّنايِـعِ.

6. The eminent among the people in this world are the generous ones and in the Hereafter, the God-wary.

6ـ سادَةُ النّاسِ فِي الدُّنيا الأسْخياءُ، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ الأتْقياءُ.

7. The excellence of the eminent ones is in [their] devout worship [of Allah].

7ـ فَضيلَةُ السَّادَةِ حُسْنُ العِبادَةِ.

8. Righteous action, aiding the aggrieved and inviting guests [to one’s home] are instruments [and means] of eminence.

8ـ فِعْلُ المَعْرُوفِ، وَ إغاثَةُ المَلْهُوفِ، وَ إقْراءُ الضُّيُوفِ آلَةُ السّيادَةِ.

9. One whose brothers have to turn to other than him [for their needs] has not attained eminence.

9ـ لَمْ يَسُدْ مَنِ افْتَقَرَ إخْوانُهُ إلى غَيْرِهِ.

10. Listening to the complaint of the aggrieved is part of eminence.

10ـ مِنَ السُّؤْدَدِ الصَّبْرُ، لاِسْتِماعِ شَكْوَى المَلْهُوفِ.

11. He who does not grant generously has not perfected [his] eminence.

11ـ ما أكْمَلَ السِّيادَةَ مَنْ لَمْ يَسْمَحْ.

12. He whose brothers need to turn to other than him [for help] has not achieved eminence.

12 ـ ماسادَ مَنِ احْتاجَ إخْوانُهُ إلى غَيْرِهِ.

13. There is no honour like eminence.

13ـ لا شَـرَفَ كَالسُّؤْدَدِ.

14. There is no eminence with vengeance.

14ـ لا سُؤْدََدَ مَعَ انْتِقام.

15. There is no eminence in one who has a bad character.

15ـ لا سُؤْدَدَ لِسَيِّءِ الخُلْقِ.

16. He who does not support [and provide for] his brothers does not gain eminence.

16ـ لا يَسُودُ مَنْ لايَحْتَمِلُ إخْوانَهُ.

17. There is no eminence in the one who lacks generosity.

17ـ لاسِيادَةَ لِمَنْ لاسَخاءَ لَهُ.

18. Eminence is not perfected except by bearing the burdens [of others] and doing good turns.

18ـ لايَكْمُلُ السُّؤْدَدُ إلاّ بِتَحَمُّلِ الأثْقالِ وَ إسْداءِ الصَّنايِـعِ.