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Grief

Grief-الغم

1. Grief makes one dispirited and ends one’s joy.

1ـ اَلْغَمُّ يَقْبِضُ النَّفْسَ، ويَطْوِى الاِنْبِساطَ.

2. Sorrow destroys the body.

2ـ اَلحُزنُ يَهْدِمُ الجَسَدَ.

3. Sorrows are the ailment of the hearts.

3ـ اَلأحْزانُ سُقْمُ القُلُوبِ.

4. Grief is the distinguishing mark of the believers.

4ـ اَلحُزْنُ شِعارُ المُؤْمِنينَ.

5. Grief wears away the body.

5ـ اَلْهَمُّ يُذيبُ الجَسَدَ.

6. Sorrow and anxiety do not bring back what has been lost.

6ـ اَلْحُزْنُ والجَزَعُ لايَرُدّانِ الفائِتَ.

7. To the extent of pleasure, there is distress.

7ـ بِقَدْرِ اللَّذَّةِ يَكُونُ التَّغْصيصُ.

8. One who bears his distress [patiently] realizes [his] opportunities.

8ـ مَنْ تَجَرَّعَ الغُصَصَ أدْرَكَ الفُرَصَ.

9. Grief is one of the two senilities.

9ـ اَلْهَمُّ أحَدُ الهِرَمَيْنِ.

10. Cast away the sorrows that come upon you through resolute patience and virtuous certitude.

10ـ إطْرَحْ عَنْكَ وارِداتِ الهُمُومِ بِعَزائِمِ الصَّبْرِ، وحُسْنِ اليَقينِ.

11. Grief emaciates the body.

11ـ اَلْهَمُّ يُنْحِلُ البَدَنَ.

12. Grief is an ailment of the soul.

12ـ اَلغَمُّ مَرَضُ النَّفْسِ.

13. To the extent of endeavours, there are anxieties.

13ـ عَلى قَدْرِ الهِمَمِ تَكُونُ الهُمُومُ.

14. How many a sorrowful person has been driven to perpetual bliss by his sorrow.

14ـ كَمْ مِنْ حَزين وَفَدَ بِهِ حُزْنُهُ عَلى سُرُورِ الأبَدِ.

15. One whose grief increases, his sorrow becomes permanent.

15ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ غَمُّهُ تَأبَّدَ حُزْنُهُ.

16. To the extent of [one’s material] acquisition, there are heartaches.

16ـ عَلى قَدْرِ القِنْيَةِ تَكُونُ الغُمُومُ.

17. For every distress there is a relief.

17ـ لِكُلِّ هَمّ فَرَجٌ.

18. One who continuously worries is overpowered by sorrow.

18ـ مَنِ اسْتَدامَ الهَمَّ غَلَبَ عَلَيْهِ الحُزْنُ.

19. One whose grief increases, his body becomes sick.

19ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ هَمُّهُ سَقِمَ بَدَنُهُ.

20. One whose entire concern is for his Hereafter attains what he hopes for.

20ـ مَنْ جَعَلَ كُلَّ هَمِّهِ لآخِرَتِهِ ظَفِرَ بِالمَأْمُولِ.