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Noble Traits & Deeds

Noble traits and deeds-المكارم

1. When you desire to acquire noble traits then keep away from the forbidden.

1ـ إذا رَغِبْتَ فِي المَكارِمِ فَاجْتَنِبِ المَحارِمَ.

2. Rush towards noble deeds, make haste in bearing the liabilities [of others] and hurry to fulfil the needs of the one who is unaware [of your assistance], your reward will thus be good in both abodes, and you will acquire a great prize from Allah.

2ـ تَبادَرُوا المَكارِمَ، وسارِعُوا إلى تَحَمُّلِ المَغارِمِ، واسْعَوْا في حاجَةِ مَنْ هُوَ نائِمٌ، يَحْسُنْ لَكُمْ فِي الدّارَيْنِ الجَزاءُ،وَ تَنالُوا مِنَ اللّهِ عَظيمَ الحَباءِ.

3. Work hard to acquire noble traits and bear the burden of [others’] liabilities, [as a result] you will achieve the greatest gains.

3ـ ثابِرُوا عََلَى اقْتِناءِ المَكارِمِ، وتَحَمَّلُوا أعْباءَ المَغارِمِ، تُحْرِزُوا قَصَباتِ المَغانِمِ.

4. The best of noble traits is altruism.

4ـ خَيْرُ المَكارِمِ الإيثارُ.

5. End your day’s work with noble deeds and begin the night by fulfilling the needs of the one who is asleep [and unaware of your assistance].

5ـ رُوحُوا فِي المَكارِمِ،وَ ادَّلِجُوا في حاجَةِ مَنْ هُوَ نائِمٌ.

6. Acquire noble traits and do good to the people, for indeed these two things protect one from falling into difficulties and lead to loftiness.

6ـ عَلَيْكَ بِمَكارِمِ الخِلالِ واصْطِناعِ الرِّجالِ فَإنَّهُما يَقِيانِ مَصارِعَ السَّوْءِ ويُوجِبانِ الجَلالَةَ.

7. The pinnacle of noble traits is altruism.

7ـ غايَةُ المَكارِمِ اَلإيثارُ.

8. From the best noble deeds is bearing the liabilities [and debts of others] and being hospitable to one’s guests.

8ـ مِنْ أفْضَلِ المَكارِمِ تَحَمُّلُ المَغارِمِ، وإقْراءُ الضُّيُوفِ.

9. One of the best noble deeds is spreading goodness [and virtue].

9ـ مِنْ أحْسَنِ المَكارِمِ بَثُّ المَعْرُوفِ.

10. One of the best noble deeds is keeping away from the forbidden.

10ـ مِـنْ أحْسَنِ المَكارِمِ تَجَنُّبُ المَحارِمِ.

11. Noble traits [and deeds] are not complete except with chastity and self-sacrifice.

11ـ لاتَكْمُلُ المَكارِمُ إلاّ بِالعَفافِ والإيثارِ.

12. Noble traits are [attained] by [bearing] that which is disliked.

12ـ اَلمَكارِمُ بِالمَكارِهِ.