Fearing Other Than Allah

Fearing Other than Allah الخوف من غير اللّه

1. Whenever you fear the created [as opposed to the Creator], you flee from him.

1ـ إذا خِفْتَ المَخْلُوقَ فَرَرْتَ مِنْهُ.

2. When you are frightened of something then jump into it, for indeed the difficulty of safeguarding yourself from it is greater than [that of] entering into it.

2ـ إذا هِبْتَ أمْراً فَقَعْ فيهِ، فإنَّ شِدَّةَ تَوَقّيهِ أشَدُّ مِنَ الوُقُوعِ فيهِ.

3. He (‘a) said about the one whom he censured: …he has made his fear of men ready currency while his fear of the Creator a mere guarantee or promise [to be carried out later].

3ـ وقال ـ عليه السّلام ـ في حَقِّ مَنْ ذَمَّهُ: جَعَلَ خَوْفَهُ مِنَ العِبادِ نَقْداً، ومِنْ خالِقِهِمْ (خالِقهِ) ضَماناً (ضِماراً) وَوَعْداً.

4. One who fears the people, Allah, the Glorified, makes him afraid of everything.

4ـ مَنْ خافَ النَّاسَ أخافَهُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْء.