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Loss Of Hope

Loss of Hope1-اليَأْس

1. Loss of hope [in others] is one of the two successes.

1ـ اَلْيَأسُ أحَدُ النُّجْحَيْنِ.

2. The root of sincerity is losing hope [and desire] in that which others possess.

2 ـ أَصْلُ الإخْلاصِ اَلْيَأسُ مِمّا في أيْدِي النّاسِ.

3. Verily the most honourable of all people is one who loses hope [in others], espouses contentment and piety and is devoid of greed and covetousness, for indeed covetousness and greed are a ready indigence and verily loss of hope [in others] and contentment are a manifest affluence.

3ـ إنَّ أكْرَمَ النّاسِ مَنِ اقْتَنَى الْيَأْسَ، ولَزِمَ القُنُوعَ والوَرَعَ، وبَرِيَ مِنَ الحِرْصِ والطَّمََعِ، فَإنَّ الطَّمَعَ والحِرْصَ اَلْفَقْرُ الحاضِرُ، وإنَّ الْيَأسَ والقَناعَةَ الغِنىَ الظّاهِرُ.

4. Loss of hope [in others] is freedom.

4ـ اَلْيَأسُ حُرٌّ.

5. Loss of hope [in others] is liberty.

5ـ اَلْيَأسُ عِتْقٌ.

6. Loss of hope [in this world] is a solace.

6ـ اَلْيَأسُ مَسْلاةٌ.

7. Loss of hope [in this world] is a ready affluence.

7ـ اَلْيَأسُ غِناءٌ حاضِرٌ.

8. With loss of hope [in others] comes honour.

8ـ اَلْعِزُّ مَعَ اليَأسِ.

9. Loss of hope [in others] comforts the soul.

9ـ اَلْيَأسُ يُريحُ النَّفْسَ.

10. Loss of hope [in others] is a renewed liberty.

10ـ اَلْيَأسُ عِتْقٌ مُجَدَّدٌ

11. Loss of hope [in others] is a comforting liberty.

11ـ اَلْيَأسُ عِتْقٌ مُريحٌ.

12. Loss of hope [in others] exalts the prisoner.

12 ـ اَلْيَأسُ يُعِزُّ الأسيرَ.

13. Loss of hope [in others] is better than entreating the people [for what you need].

13ـ اَلْيَأسُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ التَّضَرُّعِ إلَى النّاسِ.

14. Through loss of hope [in others] there is [attainment of] self-sufficiency.

14ـ بِالْيَأسِ يَكُونُ الغَناءُ.

15. Adorn yourself with loss of hope in that which people possess and you will become safe from their malice and you will acquire their affection.

15ـ تَحَلَّ بِالْيَأسِ مِمّا في أيْدِي النّاسِ، تَسْلَمْ مِنْ غَوائِلِهِمْ، وتُحْرِزِ المَوَدَّةَ مِنْهُمْ.

16. Hastening the loss of hope [in others] is one of the two triumphs.

16ـ تَعْجيلُ اليَأسِ أحَدُ الظَّفَرَيْنِ.

17. The virtue of loss of hope [in others] is better than the humiliation of asking [for their help].

17 ـ حُسْنُ اليَأسِ أجْمَلُ مِنْ ذُلِّ الطَّلَبِ.

18. Loss of hope may [indeed] be an achievement [in times] when covetousness is destructive.

18ـ قَدْ يَكُونُ اليَأسُ إدْراكاً إذا كانَ الطَّمَعُ هَلاكاً.

19. One who loses hope in a thing forgets about it.

19ـ مَنْ أَيِسَ مِنْ شَيْء سَلا عَنْهُ.

20. The bitterness of despair is better than turning entreatingly towards the people.

20ـ مَرارَةُ اليَأْسِ خَيْرٌ مِنَ التَّضَرُّعِ إلَى النّاسِ.

21. The beginning of sincerity is losing hope in that which people possess.

21ـ أَوَّلُ الإخْلاصِ اَلْيَأسُ مِمّا في أيْدِي النّاسِ.

  • 1. The concept of losing hope here is one where hope is not placed in the help (and possessions) of creastures, rather one places his hope only in Allah.