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The Judicious

The Judicious الحازم

1. The judicious person is one who does not get too preoccupied with the blessing [he has been given] to work for his afterlife.

1ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ لا يَشْغَلُهُ النِّعْمَةُ عَنِ العَمَلِ لِلْعاقِبَةِ.

2. The judicious person is one who is generous with what he has in his possession and does not postpone his work of today to tomorrow.

2ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ جادَ بِما في يَدِهِ، ولَمْ يُؤَخِّرْ عَمَلَ يَومِهِ إلى غَدِهِ.

3. The judicious person is one who is not too preoccupied with the deceptions of his world to work for his Hereafter.

3ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ لَمْ يَشْغَلْهُ غُرُورُ دُنْياهُ عَنِ العَمَلِ لاُخْراهُ.

4. The judicious person is one who is amicable with [the people of] his time.

4ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ دارى زَمانَهُ.

5. The judicious person is one who has been made worldly-wise by experience and refined by calamities.

5ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ حَنَّكَتْهُ التَّجارِبُ، وهَذَّبَتْهُ النَّوائِبُ.

6. The judicious person is one who gives thanks for blessings that come to him and is patient and thinks no more of it when the blessings turn away or turn back from him.

6ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ شَكَرَ النِّعْمَةَ مُقْبِلَةً، وصَبَرَ عَنْها، وَسَلاها مُوَلِّيَةً مُدْبِرَةً.

7. The judicious person is one who delays meting out punishment when [he is] under the yoke of anger and expedites the repayment of favours by taking advantage of the available opportunity.

7ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ يُؤَخِّرُ العُقُوبَةَ في سُلْطانِ الغَضَبِ، ويُعَجِّلُ مُكافاةَ الإحْسانِ إغْتِناماً لِفُرْصَةِ الإمكانِ.

8. The most judicious of you is the most abstemious of you [from worldly pleasures].

8ـ أحْزَمُكُمْ أزْهَدُكُمْ.

9. The most judicious of all people is one who deems his worldly affairs to be unimportant.

9ـ أحْزَمُ النّاسِ مَنِ اسْتَهانَ بِأمْرِ دُنْياهُ.

10. The most judicious of people is the one who presumes his inability despite having numerous supporters.

10ـ أحْزَمُ النّاسِ مَنْ تَوَهَّمَ العَجْزَ لِفَرْطِ اسْتِظْهارِهِ.

11. The most judicious of people is the one whose inner and outer garments are patience and consideration of the consequences [of his actions].

11ـ أحْزَمُ النّاسِ مَنْ كانَ الصَّبْرُ والنَّظَرُ فيِ العَواقِبِ شِعارَهُ وَدِثارَهُ.

12. The most judicious of people is the one who fulfils his promise and does not postpone his work of today to tomorrow.

12ـ أحْزَمُ النّاسِ رَأْياً مَنْ أنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ، ولَمْ يُؤَخِّرْ عَمَلَ يَوْمِهِ لِغَدِهِ.

13. Indeed the judicious person is one who does not get beguiled by deceptions.

13ـ إنَّ الحازِمَ مَنْ لا يَغْتَـرَّ بِالخُدَعِ.

14. Verily the judicious person is one who occupies himself with struggling against his [lower] self, thereby rectifying it and preventing it from indulging in its vain desires and pleasures, thus he attains mastery over it; and verily for the intelligent one there is a preoccupation in keeping himself away from [that which is impermissible of] this world, its contents and its people.

14ـ إنَّ الحازِمَ مَنْ شَغَلَ نَفْسَهُ بِجِهادِ نَفْسِهِ، فَأصْلَحَها، وحَبَسَها عَنْ أهْوِيَتِها ولَذّاتِها فَمَلَكَها، وإنَّ لِلْعاقِلِ بِنَفْسِهِ عَنِ الدُّنيا وَما فيها وأهْلِها شُغْلاً.

15. Verily the judicious person is one who restrains his [lower] self by taking it to account, and controls it with rage (or by overcoming it), and kills it by fighting against it.

15ـ إنَّ الحازِمَ مَنْ قَيـَّدَ نَفْسَهُ بِالمُحاسَبَةِ، ومَلَكَها بِالمُغاضَبَةِ (بِالمُغالَبَةِ)، وقَتَلَها بِالمُجاهَدَةِ.

16. The judicious one is alert, the negligent one is sleepy.

16ـ اَلحازِمُ يَقْظانٌ، اَلغافِلُ وَسْنانٌ.

17. The judicious person is one who does not harm others.

17ـ اَلْحازِمُ مَنْ كَفَّ أذاهُ.

18. The judicious person is one who discards [excessive] expenses and luxuries.

18ـ اَلْحازِمُ مَنِ اطَّرَحَ المَؤُنَ، والكُلَفَ.

19. The judicious person is one who abandons this world for the sake of the Hereafter.

19ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ تَرَكَ الدُّنيا لِلآخِرَةِ.

20. The judicious is one who eschews extravagance and loathes waste.

20ـ اَلحازِمُ مَنْ تَجَنَّبَ التَّبْذيرَ، وَعافَ السَّـرَفَ.

21. Only he is judicious whose preoccupation is entirely with himself, whose concern is entirely for his religion, and whose struggle is entirely for his Hereafter.

21ـ إنَّما الحازِمُ مَنْ كانَ بِنَفْسِهِ كُلُّ شُغْلِهِ، ولِدينِهِ كُلُّ هَمِّهِ، وَلآخِرَتِهِ كُلُّ جِدِّهِ.

22. Many a young person is more judicious than an old person.

22ـ رُبَّ صَغير أحْزَمُ مِنْ كَبير.

23. The weapon of a judicious person is precaution.

23ـ سِلاحُ الحازِمِ الاِسْتِظْهارُ.

24. In every action of the judicious person, there is merit.

24ـ لِلْحازِمِ في كُلِّ فِعْل فَضْلٌ.

25. The intellect of the judicious one acts as a deterrent from every demerit.

25ـ لِلْحازِمِ مِنْ عَقْلِهِ عَنْ كُلِّ دَنِيَّة زاجِرٌ.

26. The judicious one does not become perplexed in times of adversity.

26ـ لايَدْهَشُ عِنْدَ البَلاءِ اَلحازِمُ.

27. He who does not give generously from what he has and does not advance (or save) his work of today for his morrow1 is not a judicious person.

27ـ لايَكُونُ حازِماً مَنْ لايَجُودُ بِما في يَدِهِ، ولايُؤَخِّرُ (وَلا يَدَّخِرُ)عَمَلَ يَوْمِهِ إلى غَدِهِ.

28. The judicious person never dispenses with a pertinent and superior opinion.

28ـ لايَسْتَغْنِي الحازِمُ أبَداً عَنْ رَأْي سَديد راجِح.

  • 1. Meaning that he does not work in this world for his Hereafter.