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Flattery

Flattery-المَلَق

1. Beware of flattery, for indeed flattery is not from the characteristics of faith [and the faithful].

1ـ إيّاكَ والمَلَقَ، فَإنَّ المَلَقَ لَيْسَ مِنْ خَلائِقِ الإيمانِ.

2. Flattery is not part of the character of Prophets.

2ـ لَيْسَ المَلَقُ مِنْ خُلْقِ الأنْبِياءِ.

3. One whose flattery increases, his [sincere] joyfulness is not recognized.

3ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ مَلَقُهُ لَمْ يُعْرَفْ بِشْرُهُ.

4. Verily only the one who does not flatter you [truly] adores you, and [only] one who does not make you hear his praise for you [truly] praises you.

4ـ إنَّما يُحِبُّكَ مَنْ لايَتَمَلَّقُكَ ويُثْني عَلَيْكَ مَنْ لايَسْمَعُكَ.