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Ignorance

Ignorance الجَهْل

1. Ignorance and miserliness are bad and harmful.

1ـ اَلجَهْلُ،وَ البُخْلُ، مَساءَةٌ، ومَضَرَّةٌ.

2. Ignorance in a human being is more harmful than gangrene [is] to the body.

2ـ اَلجَهْلُ فِي الإنْسانِ أضَرُّ مِنَ الآكِلَةِ فِي البَدَنِ.

3. Ignorance is a balky mount; whoever rides it stumbles and whoever accompanies it is led astray.

3ـ اَلجَهْلُ مَطِيَّةٌ شَمُوسٌ، مَنْ رَكِبَها زَلَّ، ومَنْ صَحِبَها ضَلَّ.

4. Ignorance of merits is one of the grossest demerits.

4ـ اَلجَهْلُ بِالفَضائِلِ مِنْ أقْبَحِ الرَّذائِلِ.

5. The greatest calamity is ignorance.

5ـ أعْظَمُ المَصائِبِ الجَهْلُ.

6. The worst ailment is ignorance.

6ـ أسْوَءُ السُّقْمِ(القِسْمِ) الجَهْلُ.

7. The greatest ignorance is the ignorance of a person about himself.

7ـ أعْظَمُ الجَهْلِ جَهْلُ الإنْسانِ أمْرَ نَفْسهِ.

8. The greatest ignorance is making enmity with the powerful, befriending the immoral and trusting the traitor.

8 ـ أعْظَـمُ الجَهْلِ مُعاداةُ القادِرِ، ومُصـادَقَةُ الفاجِرِ، والثِّقَةُ بِالغادِرِ.

9. Ignorance is a curse.

9ـ اَلجَهْلُ وَبالٌ.

10. Ignorance is [a form of] death.

10ـ اَلجَهْلُ مَوتٌ.

11. People are enemies of that which they are ignorant of.

11ـ اَلنَّاسُ أعْداءُ ما جَهِلُوا.

12. Ignorance is the most harmful foe.

12 ـ اَلجَهْلُ أنْكى عَدُوّ.

13. Ignorance makes one stumble.

13ـ اَلجَهْلُ يُزِلُّ القَدَمَ.

14. Ignorance spoils the Hereafter.

14ـ اَلجَهْلُ يُفْسِدُ المَعادَ.

15. Ignorance is the [primary] source of evil.

15ـ اَلجَهْلُ مَعْدِنُ الشَّـرِّ.

16. Ignorance is an ailment and a chronic disease.

16ـ اَلجَهْلُ داءٌ وعَياءٌ.

17. Ignorance attracts peril.

17ـ اَلجَهْلُ يَجْلِبُ الغَرَرَ.

18. Ignorance is the root of all evil.

18ـ اَلجَهْلُ أصْلُ كُلِّ شَـرّ.

19. Ignorance is the worst disease.

19ـ اَلجَهْلُ أدْوَأُ الدّاءِ.

20. Ignorance corrupts all matters.

20ـ اَلجَهْلُ فَسادُ كُلِّ أمْر.

21. Ignorance makes one stumble and brings regret.

21ـ اَلجَهْلُ يُزِلُّ القَدَمَ، ويُورِثُ النَّدَمَ.

22. Ignorance causes the living to die and perpetuates misery.

22ـ اَلجَهْلُ مُميتُ الأحْياءِ، وَمُخَلِّدُ الشَّقاءِ.

23. Verily you will not attain any goal by ignorance, nor will you achieve any goodness by means of it, nor will you realize any of your wishes in the Hereafter through it.

23ـ إنَّكُمْ لَنْ تُحَصِّلُوا بِالجَهْلِ أرَباً، ولَنْ تَبْلُغُوا بِهِ مِنَ الخَيْرِ سَبَبَاً، وَلَنْ تُدْرِكُوا بِهِ مِنَ الآخِرَةِ مَطْلَباً.

24. It is through ignorance that every evil is instigated.

24ـ بِالجَهْلِ يُسْتَثارُ كُلِّ شَرّ.

25. Many an ignorance is better than forbearance (or knowledge).

25ـ رُبَّ جَهْل أنْفَعُ مِنْ حِلْم(عِلْم).

26. Ward off ignorance with knowledge.

26ـ رُدُّوا الجَهْلَ بِالعِلْمِ.

27. Too much ignorance is destructive.

27ـ زِيادَةُ الجَهْلِ تُرْدي.

28. The worst affliction is ignorance.

28ـ شَـرُّ المَصائِبِ الجَهْلُ.

29. Counter ignorance with knowledge.

29ـ ضادُّوا الجَهْلَ بِالعِلْمِ.

30. The outcome of ignorance is loss; and the joy of the envious does not last.

30ـ عُقْبىَ الجَهْلِ مَضَرَّةٌ، وَالحَسُودُ لا تَدُومُ لَهُ مَسَرَّةٌ.

31. The pinnacle of ignorance is for a person to brag about his ignorance.

31ـ غايَةُ الجَهْلِ تَـبَجُّجُ المَرْءِ بِجَهْلِهِ.

32. Many a revered person has been humiliated by his ignorance.

32ـ كَمْ مِنْ عَزير أذَلَّهُ جَهْلُهُ.

33. Ignorance suffices as ignobility.

33ـ كَفى بِالجَهْلِ ضِعَةً.

34. It suffices as ignorance for a person to be ignorant about himself.

34ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَجْهَلَ نَفْسَهُ.

35. It suffices as ignorance for a person to be pleased with himself.

35ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَرضى عَنْ نَفْسِهِ.

36. It suffices as ignorance for a person to laugh without [a reason for] amusement.

36ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَضْحَكَ مِنْ غَيْرِ عَجَب.

37. It suffices as ignorance for a person to be ignorant of his limits [and standing in society].

37ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَجْهَلَ قَدْرَهُ.

38. It suffices as ignorance for a person to be ignorant of his flaw.

38ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَجْهَلَ عَيْبَهُ.

39. It suffices as ignorance for a person to be ignorant about his own faults and to malign people for that which he [himself] cannot turn away from.

39ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يَجْهَلَ عُيُوبَ نَفْسِهِ، ويَطْعَنَ عَلَى النّاسِ بِما لا يَسْتَطيعُ التَّحَوُّلَ عَنْهُ.

40. It suffices as ignorance for a person to forbid people from that which he performs himself.

40ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ جَهْلاً أنْ يُنْكِرَ عَلَى النّاسِ ما يَأتي مِثْلَهُ.

41. The language of ignorance is impoliteness.

41ـ لِسانُ الجَهْلِ الخُرْقُ.

42. One who gets uplifted by ignorance has opposed the intellect.

42ـ مَنِ اسْتَطارَهُ الجَهْلُ فَقَدْعَصَى العَقْلَ.

43. One who fights his ignorance with his knowledge succeeds with the most felicitous victory.

43ـ مَنْ قاتَلَ جَهْلَهُ بِعِلْمِهِ فازَ بِالحَظِّ الأسْعَدِ.

44. Being overcome by ignorance is one of the severest afflictions.

44ـ مِنْ أشَدِّ المَصائِبِ غَلَبَةُ الجَهْلِ.

45. There is no poverty like ignorance.

45ـ لا فَقْرَ كَالجَهْلِ.

46. With ignorance, no path is purified.

46ـ لايَزْكُو مََعَ الجَهْلِ مَذْهَبٌ.

47. There is no poverty more severe than ignorance.

47ـ لا فَقْرَ أشَدُّ مِنَ الجَهْلِ.

48. There is no abomination more disgraceful than ignorance.

48ـ لاسَوْأةَ أشْيَنُ مِنَ الجَهْلِ.

49. There is no adversity more severe than ignorance.

49ـ لامُصيبَةَ أشَدُّ مِنْ جَهْل.

50. The cornerstone of ignorance is animosity towards people.

50ـ رَأسُ الجَهْلِ مُعاداةُ النّاسِ.