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Forbearance

Forbearance الحِلْمُ

1. Forbearance is one of the two excellent traits.

1ـ اَلْحِلْمُ أحَدُ المَنْقِبَتَيْنِ.

2. Forbearance during intense rage protects [one] from the wrath of the Almighty.

2ـ اَلْحِلْمُ عِنْدَ شِدَّةِ الْغَضَبِ يُؤْمِنُ غَضَبَ الْجَبّارِ.

3. Forbearance puts out the fire of rage and acrimoniousness stokes it.

3ـ اَلْحِلْمُ يُطْفِيءُ نارَ الْغَضَبِ، والْحِدَّةُ تُؤَجِّجُ إحْراقَهُ.

4. Be forbearing and you will be honoured.

4ـ أُحْلُمْ تُـكْرَمْ.

5. Be forbearing and you will be respected.

5ـ أُحْلُمْ تُوَقَّرْ.

6. Bear [the actions of others] with patience, otherwise you will never be pleased.

6ـ أَغْضِ عَلَى الْقَذى، وإلاّ لَمْ تَرْضَ أبَداً.

7. Veil [your] anger with forbearance and ignore misconceptions with understanding.

7ـ احْتَجِبْ عَنِ الغَضَبِ بِالْحِلْمِ، وغُضَّ عَنِ الوَهْمِ بِالْفَهْمِ.

8. The strongest of all people is the one who overcomes his anger with his forbearance.

8ـ أقْوىَ النّاسِ مَنْ قَوِيَ عَلى غَضَبِهِ بِحِلْمِهِ.

9. The best forbearance is suppressing anger and exercising self-restraint despite having power [to exact revenge].

9ـ أفْضَلُ الحِلْمِ كَظْمُ الغَيْظِ، ومِلْكُ النَّفْسِ مَعَ القُدْرَةِ.

10. The most courageous of people is the one who defeats ignorance with forbearance.

10ـ أشْجَعُ النّاسِ مَنْ غَلَبَ الجَهْلَ بِالحِلْمِ.

11. Verily the best of characteristics of men is forbearance.

11ـ إنَّ أفْضَلَ أخْلاقِ الرِّجالِ الحِلْمُ.

12. Delaying punishment is from the perfection of forbearance.

12ـ مِنْ كَمالِ الحِلْمِ تَأْخِيرُ العُقُوبَةِ.

13. Forbearance is [like] a tribe [as it protects those who belong to it].

13ـ اَلْحِلْمُ عَشِيرَةٌ.

14. Forbearance is the ornament of [one’s] character.

14ـ اَلْحِلْمُ زَيْنُ الْخُلْقِ.

15. Forbearance is the symbol of excellence.

15ـ اَلْحِلْمُ عُنْوانُ الفَضْلِ.

16. Forbearance is the cornerstone of [good] leadership.

16ـ اَلْحِلْمُ رَأْسُ الرِّياسَةِ.

17. Forbearance is the fruit of knowledge.

17ـ اَلْحِلْمُ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ.

18. Forbearance is a means of silencing the foolish.

18ـ اَلْحِلْمُ فِدامُ السَّفِيهِ.

19. Forbearance is the embellishment of knowledge.

19ـ اَلْحِلْمُ زينَةُ الْعِلْمِ.

20. Forbearance is the perfection of intellect.

20ـ اَلْحِلْمُ تَمامُ الْعَقْلِ.

21. Forbearance (or wisdom) is light, [and] its essence is the intellect.

21ـ اَلْحِلْمُ (الحِكْمَةُ) نُورٌ، جَوْهَرُهُ (جَوْهَرتُهُ) العَقْلُ.

22. Forbearance is the ornament of knowledge and the cause of peace.

22ـ اَلْحِلْمُ حِلْيَةُ العِلْمِ، وعِلَّةُ السِّلْمِ.

23. Forbearance is the system by which the affairs of a believer are organized.

23ـ اَلْحِلْمُ نِظامُ أمْرِ المُؤْمِنِ.

24. If in anger there is revenge, then in forbearance there is the reward of the virtuous.

24ـ إنْ كانَ فِي الغَضَبِ الإنْتِصارُ، فَفِي الْحِلْمِ ثَوابُ الأبـْرارِ.

25. Verily forbearance is only suppression of anger and self-restraint.

25ـ إنَّما الحِلْمُ كَظْمُ الغَيْظِ، ومِلْكُ النَّفْسِ.

26. The bane of forbearance is humiliation.

26ـ آفَةُ الحِلْمِ الذُّلُّ.

27. When you are forbearing with a foolish person, you sadden him; so increase his sorrow by your forbearance towards him.

27ـ إذا حَلُمْتَ عَنِ السَّفِيهِ غَمَمْتَهُ، فَزِدْهُ غَمّاً بِحِلْمِكَ عَنْهُ.

28. When you are forbearing with an ignorant person, you have given him the best reply.

28ـ إذا حَلُمْتَ عَنِ الجاهِلِ فَقَدْ أوْسَعْتَهُ جَواباً.

29. When you hear something hateful that troubles you, then lower your head, taking no notice of it, and it will pass you by.

29ـ إذا سَمِعْتَ مِنَ الْمَكْرُوهِ ما يُؤْذيكَ فَتَطَأْطَأْ لَهُ يُخْطِكَ.

30. When forbearance brings about corruption [and defiance in the enemy], forgiveness becomes a weakness.

30ـ إذا كانَ الْحِلْمُ مَفْسَدةً، كانَ العَفْوُ مَعْجَزَةً.

31. Through forbearance, supporters increase.

31ـ بِالحِلْمِ تَـكْثُرُ الأنْصارُ.

32. It is through suppression [of anger] that forbearance comes about.

32ـ بِالْكَظْمِ يَكُونُ الْحِلْمُ.

33. Gulping down the agonies of forbearance extinguishes the fire of anger.

33ـ تَجَرُّعُ غُصَصِ الحِلْمِ يُطْفِيءُ نارَ الغَضَبِ.

34. Gulp down the agonies, for indeed I have not seen any drink that is sweeter than this in outcome, nor more tasteful in effect.

34ـ تَجَرَّعِ الغُصَصَ، فَإنّي لَمْ أرَ جُرْعَةً أحْلى مِنْها عاقِبَةً وَلا ألَذَّ مَغَبَّةً.

35. Gulp down the pains of forbearance, for indeed it is the cornerstone of wisdom and the fruit of knowledge.

35ـ تَجَرَّعْ مَضَضَ الحِلْمِ، فَإنَّهُ رَأْسُ الحِكْمَةِ، وثَمَرةُ العِلْمِ.

36. The fruit of forbearance is kindness.

36ـ ثَمَرَةُ الحِلْمِ الرِّفْقُ.

37. Virtuous forbearance is a sign of abundant knowledge.

37ـ حُسْنُ الحِلْمِ دَليلُ وُفُورِ العِلْمِ.

38. The best forbearance is accustoming yourself to act with forbearance.

38ـ خَيْـرُ الحِلْمِ اَلتَّحَلُّمُ.

39. The cornerstone of knowledge is forbearance.

39ـ رَأْسُ العِلْمِ الحِلْمُ.

40. The alms-tax of forbearance is bearing patiently [with the bad behaviour of the people].

40ـ زَكوةُ الحِلْمِ الإحْتِمالُ.

41. The cause of reverence is forbearance.

41ـ سَبَبُ الوَقارِ اَلْحِلْمُ.

42. Espouse forbearance for verily it is the fruit of knowledge.

42ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالحِلْمِ فَإنَّهُ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ.

43. Espouse forbearance for indeed it is a pleasing characteristic.

43ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالحِلْمِ فَإنَّهُ خُلُقٌ مَرْضِيٌّ.

44. It is when rage and anger prevails that the forbearance of the forbearing is tested.

44ـ عِنْدَ غَلَبَةِ الغَيْظِ والْغَضَبِ يُخْتَبـَرُ حِلْمُ الْحُلَماءِ.

45. The strength [required] for forbearance in times of anger is greater than the strength [needed] for vengeance.

45ـ قُوَّةُ الحِلْمِ عِنْدَ الغَضَبِ أفْضَلُ مِنَ القُوَّةِ عَلَى الإنْتِقامِ.

46. Forbearance is sufficient as veneration.

46ـ كَفى بِالحِلْمِ وَقاراً.

47. Delaying punishment is from the perfection of forbearance.

47ـ مِنْ كَمالِ الحِلْمِ تَأْخِيرُ العُقُوبَةِ.

48. The best vizier of knowledge is forbearance.

48ـ نِعْمَ وَزِيرُ العِلْمِ الحِلْمُ.

49. The dignity of forbearance is the adornment of knowledge.

49ـ وَقارُ الحِلْمِ زِينَـةُ العِلْمِ.

50. I found forbearance and tolerance more helpful to me than courageous men.

50ـ وَجَدْتُ الحِلْمَ والإحْتِمالَ أنْصَرَ لي مِنْ شَِجْعانِ الرِّجالِ.

51. Do not disgrace yourselves in order to alleviate your anger, and if an ignorant person acts ignorantly towards you then let your forbearance prevail over him.

51ـ لاتَفْضَحُوا أنْفُسَكُمْ لِتَشْفُوا غَيْظَكُمْ، وإنْ جَهِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ جاهِلٌ فَلْيَسَعْهُ حِلْمُكُمْ.

52. There is no virtue like forbearance.

52ـ لافَضِيلَةَ كَالْحِلْمِ.

53. There is no supporter like forbearance.

53ـ لاظَهِيرَ كَالْحِلْمِ.

54. There is no forbearance like feigning inattention [and pretending not to have noticed].

54ـ لاحِلْمَ كَالتَّغافُلِ.

55. There is no dignity loftier than forbearance.

55ـ لاعِزَّ أرْفَعُ مِنَ الحِلْمِ.

56. There is no honour higher than forbearance.

56ـ لاشَرَفَ أعْلى مِنَ الحِلْمِ.

57. No one shows forbearance towards the foolish except the intelligent.

57ـ لا يَحْلُمُ عَنِ السَّفيهِ إلاّ العاقِلُ.

58. One who has no forbearance has no knowledge.

58ـ لاعِلْمَ لِمَنْ لاحِلْمَ لَهُ.

59. The forbearance of a person is evinced from his abundant tolerance, and his nobility [is evinced] from his abundant benefactions.

59ـ يُسْتَدَلُّ عَلى حِلْمِ الرَّجُلِ بِكَثْرَةِ احْتِمالِهِ، وعَلى نُبْلِهِ بِكَثْرَةِ إنْعامِهِ.