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The Good Doer

The Good Doer المحسن

1. Let not the good doer and the evildoer be equal in your eyes, for will make the good-doer abstain from his benevolence and will encourage the evildoer to continue his evil.

1ـ لايَكُنِ المُحْسِنُ والمُسيءُ عِنْدَكَ سَواءً، فَإنَّ ذلِكَ يُزَهِّدُ المُحْسِنَ فِي الإحْسانِ، ويُتابِـعُ المُسِيءَ إلَى الإسائَةِ.

2. The charitable one needs the beggar.

2ـ يَحْتاجُ ذُوالنّائِلِ إلَى السّائِلِ.

3. Be open-handed but do not be wasteful.

3ـ كُنْ سَمِحاً ولاتَـكُنْ مُبَذِّراً.

4. The good doer person is one who is benevolent to all people.

4ـ اَلمُحْسِنُ مَنْ عَمَّ النّاسَ بِالإحْسانِ.

5. The benevolent is supported, the malevolent is scorned.

5ـ المُحْسِنُ مُعانٌ، اَلمُسِيءُ مُهانٌ.

6. The good doer is one whose words are affirmed by his actions.

6ـ المُحْسِنُ مَنْ صَدَّقَ أقْوالَهُ أفْعالُهُ.

7. The benevolent one is alive, even if he is transferred to the dwellings of the dead.

7ـ المُحْسِنُ حَيٌّ وإنْ نُقِلَ إلى مَنازِلِ الأمـْواتِ.

8. If you rush towards good whenever you see it, distance yourself from evil when you see it, act obediently [upon the commandments of Allah] and vie to acquire noble traits, then you are righteous and successful.

8ـ إذا رَأيْتُمُ الخَيْـرَ فَسارَعْتُمْ إلَيْهِ، ورَأيْتُمُ الشَّـرَّ فَتَباعَدتُمْ عَنْهُ، وكُنْتُمْ بِالطّاعاتِ عامِلِينَ، وفِي المَكارِمِ مُتَنافِسِينَ، كُنْتُمْ مُحْسِنينَ فائِزِينَ.

9. The worst of the benevolent ones is the one who puts others under obligation by his favour.

9ـ شَـرُّ المُحْسِنينَ اَلمُمْتَنُّ بِإحْسانِهِ.

10. The doer of good deeds does not stumble, and when he does stumble, he finds a support [to hold on to].

10ـ صاحِبُ المَعْرُوفِ لايـَعْثُرُ، وإذا عَثَرَ وَجَدَ مُتَّكَأً.

11. Every good doer is affable.

11ـ كُلُّ مُحْسِن مُسْتَأنِسٌ.

12. The good doers are recognized by what the righteous people speak about them, and by their good deeds and virtuous conduct.

12ـ يُسْتَدَلُّ عَلَى المُحْسِنيِنَ بِما يَجْري لَهُمْ عَلى اَلْسُنِ الأَخْيارِ، وحُسْنِ الأفْعالِ، وجَمِيلِ السّيرَةِ.