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Nobleness And Munificence

Nobleness and munificence-الكرم

1. Being noble-minded means having a good character and eschewing lowly traits.

1ـ اَلْكَرَمُ حُسْنُ السَّجيَّةِ واجْتِنابُ الدَّنيَّة.

2. Munificence is [in] giving generously and fulfilling promises.

2ـ اَلْكَرَمُ بَذْلُ الجُودِ، وإنجازُ المَوْعُودِ.

3. Nobleness is [in] preferring the pleasantness of praise over the love of wealth.

3ـ اَلْكَرَمُ إيثارُ عُذُوبَةِ الثَّناءِ عَلى حُبِّ المالِ.

4. The best munificence is altruism.

4ـ أحْسَنُ الكَرَمِ اَلإيثارُ.

5. The highest level of munificence is self-sacrifice.

5ـ أعْلى مَراتِبِ الكَرَمِ الإيثارُ.

6. The most excellent munificence is completing [one’s] favours.

6ـ أفْضَلُ الكَرَمِ إتْمامُ النِّـعَمِ.

7. Munificence is excellence and loyalty is nobility.

7ـ اَلْكَرَمُ فَضْلٌ، الوَفاءُ نُبْلٌ.

8. Nobleness is the source of goodness.

8ـ اَلْكَرَمُ مَعْدِنُ الخَيْرِ.

9. Munificence is the best eminence.

9ـ اَلْكَرَمُ أفْضَلُ السُّؤْدَدِ.

10. Munificence is the best of traits.

10ـ اَلْكَرَمُ أفْضَلُ الشِّيَمِ.

11. Nobleness is [being] free from jealousy.

11ـ اَلْكَرَمُ بَريءٌ مِنَ الحَسَدِ.

12. Nobleness is bearing the wrongdoings [of others].

12ـ اَلْكَرَمُ اِحْتِمالُ الجَريرَةِ.

13. Nobleness is having good patience [and tolerance].

13ـ اَلْكَرَمُ حُسْنُ الاِصْطِبارِ.

14. Munificence is bearing the [heavy] burdens of [other people’s] liabilities.

14ـ اَلْكَرَمُ تَحَمُّلُ أعْباءِ المَغارِمِ.

15. Nobleness is preferring dignity over wealth.

15ـ اَلْكَرَمُ إيثارُ العِرْضِ عَلَى المالِ.

16. Nobleness is [being] more compassionate than close relatives.

16ـ اَلْكَرَمُ أعْطَفُ مِنَ الرَّحِـمِ.

17. Nobleness is control over one’s tongue and doing good to others.

17ـ اَلْكَرَمُ مُلْكُ اللِّسانِ وبَذْلُ الإحْسانِ.

18. Nobleness is the result of lofty endeavour [and high resolve].

18ـ اَلْكَرَمُ نَتيجَةُ عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ.

19. Nobleness is nothing but refraining from [committing] sins (or misdeeds).

19ـ إنَّما الكَرَمُ اَلتَّنَزُّهُ عَنِ المَعاصي (المَساوي).

20. Munificence is nothing but granting the wishes and fulfilling the needs of the seeker.

20ـ إنَّما الكَرَمُ بَذْلُ الرَّغائِبِ وإسْعافُ الطّالِبِ.

21. The fruit of nobleness is keeping ties with near relatives.

21ـ ثَمَرَةُ الكَرَمِ صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ.

22. The best munificence is being generous without seeking [any] recompense.

22ـ خَيْرُ الكَرَمِ جُودٌ بِلا طَلَبِ مُكافاة.

23. It is not from munificence to spoil the favours [one does to others] by [putting them under] obligation.

23ـ لَيْسَ مِنَ الكَرَمِ تَنْكيدُ المِنَنِ (النِّعَمِ) بِالمَنِّ.

24. Completion of favours is part of munificence.

24ـ مِنَ الكَرَمِ إتْمامُ النِّعَمِ.

25. It is part of nobleness to have good [and praiseworthy] traits.

25ـ مِنَ الكَرَمِ حُسْنُ الشِّيَمِ.

26. Completing [one’s] favours is from the perfection of munificence.

26ـ مِنْ تَمامِ الكَرَمِ إتْمامُ النِّعَمِ.

27. Fulfilling one’s obligations [and pacts] is part of nobleness.

27ـ مِنَ الكَرَمِ الوَفاءُ بِالذِّمَمِ.

28. Doing good to the one who wrongs you is from the best [forms of] nobleness.

28ـ مِنْ أحْسَنِ الكَرَمِ الإحْسانُ إلَى المُسيئِ.

29. One of the signs of nobleness is hastening in [giving] reward.

29ـ مِنْ عَلاماتِ الكَرَمِ تَعْجِيلُ المَثُوبَةِ.

30. Part of nobleness is doing good to others and granting [them] support.

30ـ مِنَ الْكَرَمِ اِصْطِناعُ المََعْرُوفِ وبَذْلُ الرِّفْدِ.

31. From the perfection of munificence is hastening [to give] reward.

31ـ مِنْ كَمالِ الكَرَمِ تَعْجيلُ المَثُوبَةِ.

32. It is from nobleness for you to overlook the wrong that has been done to you.

32ـ مِنَ الكَرَمِ أنْ تَتَجاوَزَ عَنِ الإسائَةِ إلَيْكَ.

33. The order of nobleness entails successively doing good to others and assisting one’s brothers [financially].

33ـ نِظامُ الكَرَمِ مُوالاةُ الإحْسانِ، ومُواساةُ الإخْوانِ.

34. The nobleness of a man is evinced by his cheerfulness and his kindness [to others].

34ـ يُسْتَدَلُّ عَلى كَرَمِ الرَّجُلِ بِحُسْنِ بِشْرِهِ، وبَذْلِ بِرِّهِ.