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Humility

Humility-التواضع

1. umility is the more superior of the two honours.

1ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ أفْضَلُ الشَّرَفَيْنِ.

2. Humility in spite of [having a] high rank is like forgiveness in spite of [possessing the] power [to punish].

2ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ مَعَ الرِّفْعَةِ كَالعَفْوِ مَعَ القُدْرَةِ.

3. Humility is the cornerstone of intelligence and pride is the cornerstone of ignorance.

3ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ رَأْسُ العَقْلِ، والتَّكَبُّرُ رَأسُ الجَهْلِ.

4. Be humble and you with be elevated.

4ـ اِتَّضِعْ تَرْتَفِعْ.

5. The greatest of people in loftiness is one who humbles himself.

5ـ أعْظَمُ النّاسِ رِفْعَةً مَنْ وَضَعَ نَفْسَهُ.

6. The most honourable of attributes is humility, forbearance and affability.

6ـ أشْرَفُ الخَلائِقِ التَّواضُعُ والحِلْمُ، ولينُ الجانِبِ.

7. Humility elevates, pride abases.

7ـ َالتَّواضُعُ يَرْفَعُ، اَلتَّكَبُّرُ يَضَعُ.

8. Humility is the fruit of knowledge.

8ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ ثَمَرَةُ العِلْمِ.

9. Humility elevates the abased.

9ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ يَرْفَعُ الوَضيعَ.

10. Humility is the symbol of nobility.

10ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ عُنْوانُ النُّبْلِ.

11. Humility spreads [one’s] virtue.

11ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ يَنْشُرُ الفَضيلَةَ.

12. Humility is the alms-tax of honour.

12ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ زَكاةُ الشَّرَفِ.

13. Humility is the most honourable eminence.

13ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ أشْرَفُ السُّؤْدَدِ.

14. Humility is the ladder of honour.

14ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ سُلَّمُ الشَّرَفِ.

15. Humility is one of the snares [for capturing] of honour.

15ـ اَلتَّواضُعُ مِنْ مَصائِدِ الشَّرَفِ.

16. Verily if you become humble, Allah will elevate you.

16ـ إنَّكَ إنْ تَواضَعْتَ رَفَعَكَ اللّهُ.

17. It is through humility that one gets elevated.

17ـ بِالتَّواضُعِ تَكُونُ الرِّفْعَةُ.

18. Through humility the loftiness [of a person] is measured.1

18ـ بِالتَّواضُعِ تُزانُ الرِّفْعَةُ.

19. Through increased humility, honour is perfected.

19ـ بِكَثْرَةِ التَّواضُعِ يَتَكامَلُ الشَّرَفُ.

20. Humble yourself before Allah and He will elevate you.

20ـ تَواضَعْ لِلّهِ يَرْفَعْكَ.

21. The humility of a person elevates him.

21ـ تَواضُعُ المَرْءِ يَرْفَعُهُ.

22. The completeness of honour is [in] humility.

22ـ تَمامُ الشَّرَفِ اَلتَّواضُعُ.

23. The humility of a noble person is the cause of his honour.

23ـ تَواضُعُ الشَّريفِ يَدْعُو إلى كَرامَتِهِ.

24. The fruit of humility is love.

24ـ ثَمَرَةُ التَّواضُعِ اَلمَحَبَّةُ.

25. The result of humility is honour.

25ـ حاصِلُ التَّواضُعِ الشَّرَفُ.

26. Humility suffices as an honour.

26ـ كَفى بِالتَّواضُعِ شَرَفاً.

27. Humility suffices as loftiness.

27ـ كَفى بِالتَّواضُعِ رِفْعَةً.

28. As you become humble, you become great.

28ـ كَما تَتَواضَعُ تَعْظَمُ.

29. One who has humility is elevated.

29ـ مَنْ تَواضَعَ رُفِعَ.

30. One who is humble is never bereft of honour.

30ـ مَنْ كانَ مُتَواضِعاً لَمْ يَعْدَمِ الشَّرَفَ.

31. Whoever has humility, Allah honours and elevates him.

31ـ مَنْ تَواضَعَ عَظَّمَهُ اللّهُ ورَفَعَهُ.

32. None is humble except the lofty.

32ـ ما تَواضَعَ إلاّ رَفيعٌ.

33. Nothing earns honour like humility.

33ـ مَا اكْتُسِبَ الشَّرَفُ بِمِثْلِ التَّواضُعِ.

34. Nobody shows humility but that Allah, the Exalted, increases his loftiness.

34ـ ما تَواضَعَ أحَدٌ إلاّ زادَهُ اللّهُ تَعالى جَلالَةً.

35. How good is the humility shown by the wealthy towards the poor in order to attain that which is with Allah, the Glorified, and how good is the pride of the poor in front of the wealthy out of [their] trust in Allah, the Glorified!

35ـ ما أحْسَنَ تَواضُعَ الأغْنياءِ لِلْفُقَراءِ طَلَباً لِما عِنْدَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ، وما أحْسَنَ تِيْهَ الفُقَراءِ عَلَى الأغْنِياءِ إتِّكالاً عَلَى اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

36. There is no honour like humility.

36ـ لاشَرَفَ كَالتَّواضُعِ.

37. By being humble, matters are put in order.

37ـ بِخَفْضِ الجُناحِ تَنْتَظِمُ الأُمُورُ.

  • 1. Or: Through humility, loftiness is adorned.