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Equity

Equity-الإنصاف

1. Equity is [a source of] comfort, evil is [a sign of] impudence.

1ـ اَلإنْصافُ راحَةٌ، اَلشَّرُ وَقاحَةٌ.

2. Equity is a symbol of nobility.

2ـ اَلإنْصافُ عُنْوانُ النُّبْلِ.

3. Equity is a trait of the honourable ones.

3ـ اَلإنْصافُ شيمَةُ الأشْرافِ.

4. Equity is the most superior of merits.

4ـ اَلإنْصافُ أفْضَلُ الْفَضائِلِ.

5. Equity removes differences and brings about harmony.

5 ـ اَلإنْصافُ يَرْفَعُ الخِلافَ ويُوجِبُ الاِيتلافَ.

6. Being equitable with others is like being just [while] in authority.

6ـ ـ اَلإنْصافُ مِنَ النَّفْسِ كَالْعَدْلِ فِي الإمـْرَةِ.

7. Indeed the greatest reward is the reward of [justice and] equity.

7ـ إنَّ أعْظَمَ المَثُوبَةِ مَثُوبَةُ الإنْصافِ.

8. Equity is the best of traits.

8 ـ اَلإنْصافُ أفْضَلُ الشِّيَمِ.

9. Equity causes love to last.

9 ـ اَلإنْصافُ يَسْتَدِيمُ الْمَحَبَّةَ.

10. Equity unites the hearts.

10 ـ اَلإنْصافُ يَألِفُ (يُؤَلِّفُ) القُلُوبَ.

11. Verily if you show fairness to others, Allah will bring you closer [to Him].

11ـ إنَّكَ إنْ أنْصَفْتَ مِنْ نَفْسِكَ أزْلَفَكَ اللّهُ.

12. Through fairness relationships last.

12ـ بِالنَّصَفَةِ تَدُومُ الْوُصْلَةُ.

13. Three types of people never seek justice from three other types: the intelligent person from the fool, the virtuous from the vicious, and the noble one from the wicked.

13ـ ثَلاثَةٌ لا يَنْتَصِفُونَ مِنْ ثَلاثَة أبَداً: اَلْعاقِلُ مِنَ الأحْمَقِ، والْبَـرُّ مِنَ الْفاجِرِ، والْكَريمُ مِنَ اللَّئِيمِ.

14. It is on equity that affection is established.

14ـ عَلَى الإنْصافِ تَرْسُخُ الْمَوَّدَةُ.

15. Treat all the [other] people with equity but treat the believers with altruism [and prefer them over yourself].

15ـ عامِلْ سائِرَ النّاسِ بِالإنْصافِ وعامِلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِالإيثارِ.

16. The height of equity is for a person to be equitable with himself.

16ـ غايَةُ الإنْصافِ أنْ يُنْصِفَ الْمَرْءُ نَفْسَهُ.

17. Whoever is equitable [to others] will be shown fairness.

17ـ مَنْ أنْصَفَ أُنْصِفَ.

18. One who is not equitable is not associated with [by others].

18ـ مَنْ عُدِمَ إنْصافُهُ لَمْ يُصْحَبْ.

19. Whoever does not show fairness, Allah takes away [his power and] ability from him.

19ـ مَنْ مَنَعَ الإنْصافَ سَلَبَهُ اللّهُ الإمْكانَ.

20. One whose equity increases, [all the] people bear witness to his justice.

20ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ إنْصافُهُ تَشاهَدَتِ النُّفُوسُ بِتَعْدِيلِهِ.

21. Whoever adorns himself with equity attains the [lofty] ranks of honour.

21ـ مَنْ تَحَلّى بِالإنْصافِ بَلَغَ مَراتِبَ الإشْرافِ.

22. One who does not show fairness to you out of his [sense of] shame will not be fair with you because of his religion.

22ـ مَنْ لَمْ يُنْصِفْكَ مِنْهُ حَياؤُهُ لَمْ يُنْصِفْكَ مِنْهُ دينُهُ.

23. With equity brotherhood lasts.

23ـ مَعَ الإنْصافِ تَدُومُ الأُخُوَّةُ.

24. Equity is the ornament of [power and] authority.

24ـ اَلإنْصافُ زَيْنُ الإمْرَةِ.