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Five Bad Qualities

Five Bad Qualities خمس وخمسة

1. Five [types of people] are worthy of being humiliated: The one who interferes between two people when they have not involved him in their affair, the one who issues commands to the owner of the house [while] in his house, the one who approaches a dining table when he has not been invited to do so, the one who continues talking when nobody is listening and the one who sits in the place where he has no right to sit.

1ـ خَـمْسَةٌ يَنْبَغي أنْ يُهانُوا: اَلدَّاخِلُ بَيْنَ اثْنَيْنِ، لَمْ يُدْخِلاهُ في أمْرِهما، وَالمُتَأمِّرُ على صاحِبِ البَيْتِ في بَيْتِهِ، والمُتَقَدِّمُ على مائِدَة لَمْ يُدْعَ إلَيها، وَالمُقبلُ بِحَديثِهِ على غَيرِ مُسْتَمِع، والجالِسُ فِي المَجالِسِ الَّتي لايَسْتَحِقُّها.

2. Five qualities are detested from five [people]: Excessive licentiousness from scholars, greed from sages, stinginess from the wealthy, shamelessness from women and from the elders, adultery.

2ـ خَمْسٌ يُسْتَقْبَحْنَ مِنْ خَمْس: كَثْرَةُ الفُجورِ مِنَ العُلَماءِ، والحِرْصُ في الحُكَماءِ، والبُخلُ فيِ الأغْنياءِ، والقِحَةُ في النِّساءِ ومِنَ المَشايِخِ الزِّنا.