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Leniency And Gentleness

Leniency And Gentleness الرِّفق واللين

1. Leniency is the key to rightness and the trait of the people of understanding.

1ـ اَلرِّفْقُ مِفْتاحُ الصَّوابِ، وشيمَةُ ذَوي الألباب.

2. Leniency makes difficulties bearable and eases the harshness of situations.

2ـ اَلرِّفْقُ يُيَسِّرُ الصِّعابَ، ويُسَهِّلُ شَديدَ الأسبابِ.

3. Leniency is the infusion of goodness and the symbol of success.

3ـ اَلرِّفْقُ لِقاحُ الصَّلاحِ، وعُنْوانُ النَّجاحِ.

4. Be lenient and you shall gain success.

4ـ اُرْفُقْ تُوَفَّقْ.

5. The best thing is gentleness.

5ـ أفْضَلُ شَيْء الرِّفْقُ.

6. The greatest [form of] piety is gentleness.

6ـ أكبَرُ البِرِّ الرِّفْقُ.

7. Leniency is the key to success.

7ـ الرِّفْقُ مِفْتاحُ النَّجاحِ.

8. Leniency is the key to rightness.

8ـ الرِّفْقُ مِفتاحُ الصَّوابِ.

9. Gentleness blunts the edge of opposition.

9ـ الرِّفْقُ يَفُلُّ حَدَّ المُخالَفَةِ.

10. Leniency is the symbol of nobility.

10ـ الرِّفْقُ عُنْوانُ النُّبْلِ.

11. Leniency is the symbol of aptness.

11ـ الرِّفْقُ عُنْوانُ سَداد.

12. With leniency there is auspiciousness.

12ـ اليُمْنُ مَعَ الرِّفْقِ.

13. Leniency leads to peace.

13ـ الرِّفْقُ يُؤَدّي إلَى السِّلْمِ.

14. Gentleness is the brother of a believer.1

14ـ الرِّفْقُ أخُو المُؤْمِنِ.

15. Being lenient with one’s subjects [and dependents] stems from an honourable disposition.

15ـ الرِّفْقُ بِالأتْباعِ مِنْ كَرَمِ الطِّباعِ.

16. When you punish, be lenient.

16ـ إذا عاقَبْتَ فَارْفُقْ.

17. When leniency is unsuitable, then harshness is lenience.

17ـ إذا كانَ الرِّفْقُ خُرْقاً كانَ الخُرْقُ رِفْقاً.

18. Through leniency, magnanimity is completed.

18ـ بِالرِّفْقِ تَتِمُّ المُرُوءَةُ.

19. Through gentleness, goals are achieved.

19ـ بِالرِّفْقِ تُدْرَكُ المَقاصِدُ.

20. Through gentleness, difficulties become easy [to bear].

20ـ بِالرِّفْقِ تَهُونُ الصِّعابُ.

21. Through gentleness, companionship lasts longer.

21ـ بِالرِّفْقِ تَدُومُ الصُّحْبَةُ.

22. The pinnacle of knowledge is leniency [and compassion].

22ـ رَأسُ العِلْمِ الرِّفْقُ.

23. The cornerstone of politics is employing leniency.

23ـ رَأسُ السِّياسَةِ اِسْتِعمالُ الرِّفْقِ.

24. The gentleness of a person and his generosity endear him to his enemies.

24ـ رِفْقُ المَرْءِ وسَخاؤُهُ يُحَبِّبُهُ إلى أعْدائِهِ.

25. Adopt leniency, for indeed it is the key to rightness and the quality of the people of understanding.

25ـ عَلَيكَ بِالرِّفْقِ فَإنَّهُ مِفْتاحُ الصَّوابِ وسَجِيَّةُ اُولِى الألبابِ.

26. Adopt gentleness, for whoever is gentle in his actions, his matters will be [successfully] completed.

26ـ عَلَيكَ بِالرِّفقِ، فَمَنْ رَفَقَ في أفعالِهِ تَمَّ أمْرُهُ.

27. How many difficulties are made easy with gentleness.

27ـ كَمْ مِنْ صَعْب تَسْهَلُ بِالرِّفْقِ.

28. Let the most favoured of people in your sight be the one who is the most lenient in his actions.

28ـ لِيَكُنْ أحْظَى النَّاسِ عِندَكَ أعْمَلَهُمْ بِالرِّفقِ.

29. Be gentle with the one who is harsh with you, for he will soon become gentle with you.

29ـ لِنْ لِمَنْ غالَظَكَ فَإنَّهُ يُوشِكُ أنْ يَلينَ لَكَ.

30. One who acts with leniency, prospers.

30ـ مَنْ عامَلَ بِالرِّفقِ غَنِمَ.

31. One who treats others with gentleness, gains success.

31ـ مَنْ عامَلَ بِالرِّفقِ وُفِّقَ.

32. One who employs leniency, prospers.

32ـ مَنِ اسْتَعْمَلَ الرِّفْقَ غَنِمَ.

33. Whoever employs gentleness, the hard becomes soft for him.

33ـ مَنِ اسْتَعْمَلَ الرِّفْقَ لانَ لَهُ الشَّديدُ.

34. One who proceeds with leniency in his matters, acquires his objectives from them.

34ـ مَنْ تَرَفَّقَ فِي الأُمورِ، أدْرَكَ أَرَبَهُ مِنْها.

35. One who employs leniency causes sustenance to flow [in abundance].

35ـ مَنِ اسْتَعمَلَ الرِّفْقَ اِسْتَدَرَّ الرِّزقَ.

36. Gentleness does not exist in anything but that it beautifies it.

36ـ ما كانَ الرِّفْقُ في شَيء إلاّ زانَهُ.

37. What a good companion leniency is!

37ـ نِعمَ الرَّفيقُ الرِّفْقُ.

38. The best quality is employing leniency.

38ـ نِعمَ الخَليقَةُ اِسْتِعْمالُ الرِّفْقِ.

39. The best policy is leniency.

39ـ نِعمَ السِّياسَةُ الرِّفْقُ.

40. There is no regret for the one who is very lenient.

40ـ لا نَدَمَ لِكَثيرِ الرِّفْقِ.

41. Violence and gentleness do not go together.

41ـ لا يَجْتَمِعُ العُنْفُ والرِّفْقُ.

42. There is no quality more honourable than leniency.

42ـ لاسَجِيَّةَ أشْرَفُ مِنَ الرِّفْقِ.

  • 1. Meaning that it never separates from a believer.