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The Generous

The Generous الجواد

1. The generous person is loved and praised, even if nothing of his generosity reaches his praiser, and the stingy person is the opposite of this.

1ـ اَلجَوادُ مَحْبُوبٌ، مَحْمُودٌ، وإنْ لَمْ يَصِلْ مِنْ جُودِهِ إلى مادِحِهِ شَيْءٌ، والبَخِيْلُ ضِدُّ ذلِكَ.

2. The one who is generous is praised in this world and felicitous in the Hereafter.

2ـ اَلجَوادُ فِي الدُّنْيا مَحْمُودٌ، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ مَسْعُودٌ.

3. Verily the masters of the people of this world (and the Hereafter) are the generous.

3ـ إنَّما سادَةُ أهْلِ الدُّنْيا (والآخِرَةِ) الأجْوادُ.

4. Be generous with the truth and miserly with falsehood.

4ـ كُنْ جَواداً بِالحَقِّ، بَخيلاً بِالباطِلِ.

5. Be [either] selflessly generous or moderate in giving but do not be from the third kind (i.e. the misers).

5ـ كُنْ جَواداً مُؤْثِراً، أوْ مُقْتَصِداً مُقَدِرّاً، وإيّاكَ أنْ تَكُونَ الثّالِثَ.