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The Human Being

The Human Being الإنسان

1. The human being is [distinguished] by his intellect.

1ـ اَلإنسانُ بِعَقْلِهِ.

2. The uprightness of a human being is in controlling the tongue and doing good deeds.

2ـ صَلاحُ الإنسانِ في حَبْسِ اللِّسانِ وبَذْلِ الإحسانِ.

3. He (‘a) said about the one whom he censured: He does not anticipate any misfortune and does not humble himself in piety. He does not know the door of guidance so as to go towards it, nor [does he know] the door of perdition so as to turn away from it.

3ـ وَقالَ ـ عليه السّلام ـ في وَصفِ مَنْ ذَمَّهُ: لايَحْسِبُ رَزِيَّةً، ولا يَخْشَعُ تَقِيَّةً، لا يَعْرِفُ بابَ الهُدى، فَيَتَّبِعَهُ ولا بابَ الرَّدى فَيَصُدَّ عَنْهُ.