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Freedom And The Free

Freedom and the Free الحرّ والحرّية

1. The freeman is free even if hardship befalls him.

1ـ اَلْحُرُّ حُرٌّ وإنْ مَسَّهُ الضُّـرُّ.

2. Liberty is free of malice and deception.

2ـ اَلحُرِّيَةُ مُنَزَّهَةٌ مِنَ الْغِلِّ والْمَكْرِ.

3. Sometimes the free man may be treated unjustly.

3ـ قَدْ يُضامُ الحُرُّ.

4. The free man will never become enslaved until distress is removed from him.

4ـ لَنْ يُتَعَبَّدَ الحُرُّ حَتّى يُزالَ عَنْهُ الضُّـرُّ.

5. There is no reward for the free except honour [and respect].

5ـ لَيْسَ لِلأحْرارِ جَزاءٌ إلاّ الإكْرامُ.

6. Do not be a slave to others while Allah, the Glorified, has made you free, for that which is good is never achieved except by overcoming evil, and ease is never acquired except through difficulty.

6ـ لاتَـكُونَنَّ عَبْدَ غَيْرِكَ، وَقَدْ جَعَلَكَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ حُرّاً، فَما خَيْرُ خَيْر لايُنالُ إلاّ بِشَـرّ، ويُسْـر لايُنالُ إلاّ بِعُسْر.