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Gentleness And Softness

Gentleness and softness-اللّين واللَّيِّن

1. Through gentleness, the souls feel at ease.

1ـ بِلينِ الجانِبِ تَأْنَسُ النُّفُوسُ.

2. Be soft without being weak and stern without using force.

2ـ كُنْ لَيِّناً مِنْ غَيْرِ ضَعْف، شَديداً مِنْ غَيْرِ عُنْف.

3. One whose nature is gentle, loving him is unavoidable.

3ـ مَنْ لانَتْ عَريكَتُهُ وَجَبَتْ مَحَبَّتُهُ.

4. One whose wood is soft, his branches become thick.1

4ـ مَنْ لانَ عُودُهُ كَثُفَتْ أغْصانُهُ.

5. One who has a gentle demeanour makes his community’s love [for him] last.

5ـ مَنْ تَلِنْ حاشِيَتُهُ يَسْتَدِمْ مِنْ قَوْمِهِ المَحَبَّةَ.

6. One who is not lenient with the one who is under him will not obtain what he requires.

6ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَلِنْ لِمَنْ دُونَهُ لَمْ يَنَلْ حاجَتَهُ.

7. Make your demeanour gentle and humble yourself in front of Allah, He will elevate you.

7ـ ألِنْ كَنَفَكَ وتَواضَعْ لِلّهِ يَرْفَعْكَ.

8. Make your demeanour gentle for indeed whoever has a gentle demeanour, his community’s love [for him] will last.

8ـ ألِنْ كَنَفَكَ فَإنَّ مَنْ يُلِنْ كَنَفَهُ يَسْتَدِمْ مِنْ قَوْمِهِ المَحَبَّةَ.

  • 1. Meaning that one who is gentle has many friends.