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Good

Good الخير

1. Good does not perish.

1ـ اَلخَيرُ لا يَفْنى.

2. Good is easier [to do] than an evil action.

2ـ اَلخَيْـرُ أسْهَلُ مِنْ فِعلِ الشَّـرِّ.

3. The bane of goodness is an evil companion.

3ـ آفَةُ الخَيْرِ قَرينُ السُّوءِ.

4. When you make the intention of doing good, then execute it.

4ـ إذا عَقَدْتُمْ على عَزائِمِ خَيْر فَامْضُوها.

5. When you witness [a] good [deed] then take to it.

5ـ إذا رَأيْتُمُ الخَيـْرَ فَخُذُوا بهِ.

6. Three things consolidate that which is good: bestowing favours, guarding [one’s] sureties and keeping ties with near relatives.

6ـ ثَلاثٌ هُنَّ جِماعُ الخَيرِ: إسْداءُ النِّعَمِ، ورِعايَةُ الذِّمَمِ، وصِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ.

7. Consolidation of good is in acting on that which lasts and making light of that which perishes.

7ـ جِماعُ الخَيرِ فيِ العَمَلِ بِما يَبْقى، والاسْتِهانَةِ بِما يَفنى.

8. Reform the evildoer with your good actions and guide [others] towards good by your beautiful [and kind] words.

8ـ أصلِح المُسيئَ بِحُسْنِ فِعالِكَ ودُلَّ عَلَى الخَيـْرِ بِجَميلِ مَقالِكَ.

9. Do good and do not consider any of it insignificant, for verily little of it is plenty and its doer is happy [in the Hereafter].

9ـ اِفْعَلِ الخَيرَ ولا تُحَقِّرْ مِنْهُ شَيْئاً، فَإنَّ قَليلَهُ كَثيرٌ وفاعِلَهُ مَحبُورٌ.

10. Increase your gladness for that which you have sent forth of good deeds and [increase] your sadness for that which you have missed from it.

10ـ أكثِرْ سُرُورَكَ على ما قَدَّمْتَ مِنَ الخَيرِ، وحُزْنَكَ على ما فاتَ مِنْهُ.

11. The good deed that brings the quickest reward is piety.

11ـ أعْجَلُ الخَيـْرِ ثَواباً البِرُّ.

12. Verily that which you send forth of good actions will be preserved for you and that which you delay [or postpone] will benefit other than you.

12ـ إنَّ ما تُقَدِّمُ مِنْ خَيْر يَكُنْ لَكَ ذُخْرُهُ، وما تُؤَخِّـرُهُ يَكُنْ لِغَيْرِكَ خَيْرُهُ.

13. Indeed the best of good deeds are giving charity anonymously, being good with your parents and keeping ties with near relations.

13ـ إنَّ أفْضَلَ الخَيْرِ صَدَقَةُ السِّـرِّ، وبِرُّ الوالِدَيْنِ، وصِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ.

14. Do good and do not commit evil acts, for the one who performs a good deed is better than it and the one who commits an evil act is more evil than it.

14ـ اِفعَلِ الخَيـْرَ، ولا تَفْعَلِ الشَّـرَّ، فَخَيـْرٌ مِنَ الخَيْرِ مَنْ يَفْعَلُهُ، وشَرٌ مِنَ الشَّـرِّ مَنْ يَأتيهِ بِفِعْلِهِ.

15. Do good deeds as much as you can, for better than the good deed is the one who does it.

15ـ اِفْعَلُوا الخَيْرَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ، فَخَيْرٌ مِنَ الخَيرِ فاعِلُهُ.

16. Indeed, the most perceptive of seers is one whose gaze penetrates into good actions.

16ـ ألا إنَّ أبْصَرَ الأبْصارِ، مَنْ نَفَذَ فِي الخَيْرِ طَرْفُهُ.

17. The consolidation of good is in seeking advice and acting upon words of the sincere adviser.

17ـ جِماعُ الخَيْرِ فِي المُشاوَرَةِ، والأخْذِ بِقَولِ النَّصيحِ.

18. The consolidation of good is in making friendship for the sake of Allah and making enmity for the sake of Allah; [in] loving for the sake of Allah and hating for the sake of Allah.

18ـ جِماعُ الخَيْرِ فِي المُوالاةِ فِي اللّهِ، والمُعاداةِ فِي اللّهِ، والمَحَبَّةِ فِي اللّهِ، والبُغْضِ فِي اللّهِ.

19. Consolidation of good is in [performing] virtuous actions.

19ـ جِماعُ الخَيرِ في أعمالِ البِرِّ.

20. Sometimes good may come upon you from where you least expect it.

20ـ رُبَّ خَيْر وافاكَ مِنْ حَيْثُ لا تَرْقَبُهُ.

21. Whoever wears [the garment of] virtue disrobes himself of evil.

21ـ مَنْ لَبِسَ الخَيْرَ تَعَرَّى مِنَ الشَّـرِّ.

22. One who does good has [actually] started with [gaining its benefit] himself.

22ـ مَنْ فَعَلَ الخَيْرَ فَبِنَفْسِهِ بَدَأ.

23. One who plants good, reaps reward.

23ـ مَن زَرَعَ خَيْراً حَصَدَ أجْراً.

24. Whoever does not know how to distinguish good from evil, then he is [actually] from the beasts.

24ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْرِفِ الخَيْرَ مِنَ الشَّـرِّ فَهُوَ مِنَ البَهائِمِ.

25. One who does not know the benefit of a good action will not be capable of performing it.

25ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْرِفْ مَنْفِعَةَ الخَيرِ لَمْ يَقْدِرْ عَلَى العَملِ بِهِ.

26. One who sends forth a good deed will find it [in the Hereafter].

26ـ مَنْ قَدَّمَ خَيْراً وَجَدَهُ.

27. One who is falls short in performing good deeds, loses and regrets.

27ـ مَنْ قَصَـرَّ عَنْ فِعْلِ الخَيْرِ خَسـِرَ ونَدِمَ.

28. From the signs of goodness is refraining from harming others.

28ـ مِنْ أماراتِ الخَيْرِ الكَفُّ عَنِ الأذى.

29. The good deed that is followed by hellfire is not a good deed.

29ـ ما خَيْرٌ بَعْدَهُ النّارُ بِخَيْر.

30. Never count as evil that through which you realized good.

30ـ لاتَعُدَّنَّ شَرّاً ما أدْرَكْتَ بِهِ خَيْراً.

31. Do not perform any good action in order to show off and do not abandon it out of shame.

31ـ لاتَعْمَلْ شَيْئاً مِنَ الخَيرِ رِياءً، ولا تَتْرُكْهُ حَياءً.

32. None of you should ever say: ‘indeed there is one who is more worthy of doing the good action than me,’ for it will, by Allah, become that way. Verily for good and evil there are adherents, so whenever you leave it, its adherents perform it in your place.

32ـ لايَقُولَنَّ أحَدُكُمْ إنَّ أحَداً أولى بِفِعْلِ الخَيْرِ مِنّي فَيَكونَ واللّهِ كَذلِكَ، إنَّ لِلْخَيرِ والشَّـرِّ أهْلاً فَمَهْما تَرَكْتُمُوهُ كَفاكُمُوهُ أهْلُهُ.

33. That which you send forth of good deeds is [preserved] with the One who does not diminish [its] reward and that which you commit from evil actions is [preserved] with the One who is not incapable of [meting out] punishment.

33ـ ما قَدَّمْتَهُ مِنْ خَير فَعِندَ مَنْ لا يَبْخَسُ الثَّوابَ، ومَا ارْتَكَبْتَهُ مِنْ شَرّ فَعِندَ مَنْ لا يُعْجِزُهُ العِقابُ.

34. The essential prerequisite of good action is taking the initiative in [performing] it.

34ـ مِلاكُ الخَيْرِ مُبادَرَتُهُ.

35. The basis of every good deed is obedience to Allah, the Glorified.

35ـ مِلاكُ كُلِّ خَيْر طاعَةُ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

36. The key to goodness is renouncing evil.

36ـ مِفْتاحُ الخَيْرِ التَّبَـرّي مِنَ الشَّـرِّ.

37. An evil [action] that does not last is better than a good [deed] that does not last.

37ـ شَرٌّ لايَدُومُ خَيْرٌ مِن خَيْر لا يَدُومُ.

38. The one who seeks goodness through evil action, his mind and senses are corrupt.

38ـ طالِبُ الخَيْرِ بِعَمَلِ الشَّـرِّ فاسِدُ العَقْلِ والحِسِّ.

39. He who seeks good will triumph by it.

39ـ ظَفَرَ بِالخَيْرِ مَنْ طَلَبَهُ.

40. The determination to do good extinguishes the fire of evil.

40ـ عَزيمَةُ الخَيرِ تُطْفِىءُ نارَ الشَّـرِّ.

41. The planter of the tree of good reaps the sweetest fruit.

41ـ غارِسُ شَجَرةِ الخَيْرِ تَجْتَنيها أحْلى ثَمَرَة.

42. You will never realize good until you renounce evil.

42ـ لَنْ تَتَحَقَّقَ الخَيرَ حتّى تَتَبَـرَّأ مِنَ الشَّـرِّ.

43. There is nothing better than [a] good [deed] except its reward.

43ـ لَيْسَ بِخَير مِنَ الخَيرِ إلاَّ ثَوابُهُ.

44. Goodness is not in having more wealth and children, rather goodness is only in possessing more knowledge and greater forbearance.

44ـ لَيْسَ الخَيـْرُ أن يَكْثُرَ مالُكَ ووَلَدُكَ، إنَّما الخَيْرُ أنْ يَكْثُرَ عِلْمُكَ، وَيَعْظُمَ حِلْمُكَ.

45. One who advances good, gains.

45ـ مَنْ قَدَّمَ الخَيرَ غَنِمَ.

46. The doer of [a] good [deed] is better than it.

46ـ فاعِلُ الخَيرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْهُ.

47. The good action is a lasting store and a pure fruitage.

47ـ فِعْلُ الخَيْرِ ذَخيرَةٌ باقِيَةٌ، وثَمَرَةٌ زاكِيَةٌ.

48. Send forth good actions and you will gain [in the Hereafter]; purify your actions [by performing them sincerely for Allah] and you will be felicitous.

48ـ قَدِّمُوا خَيراً تَغْنَمُوا، وأخْلِصُوا أعْمالَكُمْ تَسْعَدُوا.

49. Indeed, being a follower in good is [much] better for you than being a leader in evil.

49ـ لأن تَـكُونَ تابِعاً لِلخَيْرِ خَيرٌ لَكَ مِنْ أنْ تَـكُونَ مَتْبُوعاً فِي الشَّـرِّ.

50. Nobody will ever be given the reward of a good action except the one who performs it.

50ـ لَنْ يُجزى جَزاءَ الخَيْرِ إلاَّ فاعِلُهُ.