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Fear الخوف والخشية

1. Fear [of Allah] is the imprisonment of the self from sins and its impediment from vices.

1ـ الخَوْفُ سِجْنُ النَّفْسِ عَنِ الذُّنُوبِ، ورادِعُها عَنِ المَعاصي.

2. Fear of Allah in this world makes one safe from fear of Him in the Hereafter.

2ـ الخَوْفُ مِنَ اللّهِ في الدُّنيا، يُؤْمِنُ الخَوْفَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنْهُ.

3. Fear [Allah] and you will be feared by the people.1

3ـ إرْهَبْ تُحذَرْ.

4. Fear [Allah] and you will be feared; and do not act jokingly such that you are belittled.

4 ـ إرْهَبْ تُحْذَر، ولا تَهْزِلْ فَتُحْتَقَرْ.

5. The most fearful [of Allah] among you are the ones who know [Him] the most.

5ـ أخْوَفُكُمْ أعْرَفُكُمْ.

6. Fear [of Allah] is security.

6ـ اَلخَوْفُ أمانٌ.

7. Fear of the punishment of Allah is a quality of the God-wary.

7ـ اَلخَشْيَةُ مِنْ عَذابِ اللّهِ شِيمَةُ المُتَّقينَ.

8. Fear [of Allah] is the gown of the Gnostics.

8ـ اَلخَوْفُ جِلْبابُ العارِفينَ.

9. Fear [of Allah] is the distinguishing feature of the believers.

9ـ اَلوَجَلُ شِعارُ المُؤْمِنينَ.

10. When you fear the Creator, you flee towards Him.

10ـ إذا خِفْتَ الخالِقَ فَرَرْتَ إلَيهِ.

11. The fruit of fear is security.

11ـ ثَمَرَةُ الخَوْفِ الأمْنُ.

12. Fear your Lord and seek His mercy, He will save you from that which you fear [in this world] and will bestow [upon you] what you hope for.

12ـ خَفْ رَبَّكَ، وارْجُ رَحْمَتَهُ، يُؤْمِنْكَ مِمَّا تَخافُ وَيُنِلْكَ ما رَجَوْتَ.

13. Fear [Allah] and you will be safe, and do not [wait to] be safe so that you may fear [Him].

13ـ خَفْ تَأمَنْ ولا تَأمَنْ فَتَخَفْ.

14. Fear your Lord with a fearing that distracts you from hope of His mercy, and have hope of His mercy with the hoping of one who does not feel safe from His fear.

14ـ خَفْ رَبَّكَ خَوْفاً يَشْغَلُكَ عَنْ رَجائِهِ، وارْجُهُ رَجاءَ مَنْ لا يَأمَنُ خَوْفَهُ.

15. The best action is striking a balance between hope [of His mercy] and fear [of His wrath].

15ـ خَيْرُ الأعمالِ اِعْتِدالُ الرَّجاءِ والخَوْفِ.

16. Fear Allah with the fearing of one who busies his mind with contemplation, for indeed fear [of Allah] is the best place to find security and is a restraint for the self from vices.

16ـ خَفِ اللّهَ خَوْفَ مَنْ شَغَلَ بِالفِكْرِ قَلْبَهُ، فَإنَّ الخَوْفَ مَظِنَّةُ الأمْنِ، وَسِجنُ (وَشَجْنُ) النَّفسِ عَنِ المَعاصي.

17. Fear of Allah is the consolidation of faith.

17ـ خَشْيَةُ اللّهِ جِماعُ الإيمانِ.

18. Fear of Allah brings security for the one who is filled with it.

18ـ خَوْفُ اللّهُ يَجْلُبُ لِمُسْتَشْعِرِهِ الأمانَ.

19. Fear Allah and He will protect you, and do not feel safe from Him [to the extent that you begin committing sins] so that He punishes you.

19ـ خَفِ اللّهَ يُؤمِنْكَ، ولا تأمَنْهُ فَيُعَذِّبَكَ.

20. Many a fear turns into security.

20ـ رُبَّ خَوْف يَعُودُ بِالأمانِ.

21. There is many a frightening thing that you are not cautious of.

21ـ رُبَّ مَخُوف لاتَحْذَرُهُ.

22. Blessed be the one who is careful of [not disobeying] his Lord and afraid of his sin.

22ـ طُوبى لِمَنْ راقَبَ رَبَّهُ وخافَ ذَنْبَهُ.

23. Blessed be the one who enjoins upon himself the fear of his Lord and obeys Him in secret and in the open.

23ـ طُوبى لِمَنْ ألْزَمَ نَفْسَهُ مَخافَةَ رَبِّهِ، وأطاعَهُ فِي السِّـرِّ والجَهرِ.

24. Blessed be the one who fills himself with fear [of Allah], belies [false] hopes and eschews missteps.

24ـ طُوبى لِمَنِ اسْتَشْعَرَ الوَجَلَ، وكَذَّبَ الأمَلَ وتَجَنَّبَ الزَّلَلَ.

25. Blessed be the one who fears Allah and thus becomes safe [from chastisement in the Hereafter].

25ـ طُوبى لِمَنْ خافَ اللّهَ فَأمِنَ.

26. I am amazed at the one who knows Allah, how can his fear [of Him] not become intensified?!

26ـ عَجِبْتُ لِمَنْ عَرَفَ اللّهَ كَيفَ لا يَشْتَدُّ خَوْفُهُ.

27. I am amazed at the one who is incapable of warding off that which comes upon him, how does he feel safe from the one whom (or the thing which) he is afraid of?!

27ـ عَجِبْتُ لِمَنْ يَعْجُزُ عَنْ دَفْعِ ما عَراهُ كَيفَ يَقَعُ لَهُ الأمْنُ مِمَّن (ممَّا)يَخشاهُ.

28. Fear [of Allah] is sufficient as knowledge.

28ـ كَفى بِالخَشْيَةِ عِلْماً.

29. Just as you hope, fear.

29ـ كَما تَرْجُو خَفْ.

30. One who fears [Allah] is safe.

30ـ مَنْ خافَ أمِنَ.

31. One who fears [Allah] gets up [to worship Him] in the night.

31ـ مَنْ خافَ أدْلَجَ(أدَّلَجَ).

32. Whoever fears Allah, his knowledge is complete.

32ـ مَنْ خَشِيَ اللّهَ كَمُلَ عِلْمُهُ.

33. Whoever fears Allah, his [other] fears are reduced.

33ـ مَنْ خافَ اللّهَ قَلَّتْ مَخافَتُهُ.

34. One whose fear [of Allah] increases, his affliction is reduced.

34ـ مَنْ كَثُرَتْ مَخافَتُهُ قَلَّتْ آفَتُهُ.

35. One who fears Allah does not quench his anger [by taking revenge].

35ـ مَنْ خافَ اللّهَ لَمْ يَشْفِ غَيْظَهُ.

36. One who fears his Lord refrains from being unjust [to anyone].

36ـ مَنْ خافَ رَبَّهُ كَفَّ عَنْ ظُلْمِهِ.

37. One whose fear [of Allah] reduces, his affliction increases.

37ـ مَنْ قَلَّتْ مَخافَتُهُ كَثُرَتْ آفَتُهُ.

38. One who does not truly fear Allah will not gain His security.

38ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَصْدُق مِنَ اللّهِ خَوْفُهُ لَمْ يَنَلْ مِنْهُ الأمانُ.

39. One who fears Allah is protected by Allah, the Glorified, from everything.

39ـ مَنْ خافَ اللّهَ آمَنَهُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْء.

40. The best form of worship is fear [and awe] of Allah.

40ـ نِعْمَ العِبادَةُ الخَشْيَةُ.

41. The best barrier from sins is fear [of Allah].

41ـ نِعْمَ الحاجِزُ عَنِ المعاصي الخَوْفُ.

42. The best means of [arriving at] security is fear [of Allah].

42ـ نِعْمَ مَطِيَّةُ الأمْنِ الخَوْفُ.

43. Let no fearful one fear anything other than his sins.

43ـ لايَخَفْ خائِفٌ إلاّ ذَنْبَهُ.

44. Do not fear anything other than your sins.

44ـ لا تَخَفْ إلاّ ذَنْبَكَ.

45. There is no knowledge like the fear [and awe] of Allah.

45ـ لاعِلمَ كالخَشْيَةِ.

46. Fear [and awe] of Allah is the attribute of the felicitous.

46ـ اَلخَشْيَةُ شيمَةُ السُّعَداءِ.

47. One who fears the threat of Allah [to the evildoers] brings close to himself that which is far.

47ـ مَنْ خافَ الوَعيدَ قَرَّبَ على نَفْسِهِ البَعيدَ.

48. Fear [of Allah] is a backing.

48ـ الخَوْفُ اِسْتِظْهارٌ.

49. One who fears [divine] punishment desists from evil actions.

49ـ مَنْ خافَ العِقابَ اِنْصَرَفَ عَنِ السَّيـِّئاتِ.

  • 1. Or in another reading: Fear [Allah] and you will be cautious [not to disobey Him].