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Mālik Al-Ashtar

Malik al-Ashtar-مالك الأشتر

1. He (‘a) said about al-Ashtar al-Nakha‘ī when he was informed about his death (may Allah have mercy upon him): If he was a mountain, he would have been a great one, no hoofed animal would have reached its peak and no bird would have been able to fly over it.

1ـ وقالَ ـ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ ـ في حَقِّ الأشْتَرِ النَّخَعي لَمّا بَلَغَهُ وَفاتُهُ رَحِمَهُ اللّه: لَوْ كانَ جَبَلاً لَكانَ فِنْداً، لايَرتَقيهِ الحافِرُ، وَلا يُوفي عَلَيْهِ الطّائِرُ.

2. He (‘a) said about al-Ashtar al-Nakha‘ī: He is the sword of Allah that does not fail to strike and is not blunt in its edge; he is not impressed by any innovations nor is he led astray by misguidance [and temptation].

2ـ وَقالَ ـ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ ـ في حَقِّ الأشْتَرِ النَخَعِي: هُوَ سَيْفُ اللّهِ لايَنْبُو عَنِ الضَّرْبِ، ولاكَليلُ الحَدِّ ولاتَسْتَهْويهِ بِدْعَةٌ، ولاتَتيهُ بِهِ غَوايَةٌ.