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Seclusion

Seclusion-الاِعتزال

1. In seclusion from the worldly people there is accumulation of goodness.

1ـ فِي اعْتِزالِ أبْناءِ الدُّنيا جِماعُ الصَّلاحِ.

2. One who secludes [from the people] himself remains safe.

2ـ مَنِ اعْتَزَلَ سَلِمَ.

3. One who tests [the people who love this world] secludes himself [from them].

3ـ مَنِ اخْتَبـَرَ اِعْتَزَلَ.

4. One who secludes himself, his indifference towards the pleasures of this world becomes strong.

4ـ مَنِ اعْتَزَلَ حَسُنَتْ زَهادَتُهُ.

5. Whoever secludes himself, his piety remains safeguarded?

5ـ مَنِ اعْتَزَلَ سَلِمَ وَرَعُهُ.

6. One who secludes himself from the people is safe from their evil.

6ـ مَنِ اعْتَزَلَ النّاسَ سَلِمَ مِنْ شَرِّهِمْ.

7. How good a worship seclusion is!

7ـ نِعْمَ العِبادَةُ العُزْلَةُ.

8. One who isolates himself from the people preserves his religion.

8ـ مَنِ انْفَرَدَ عَنِ النّاسِ صانَ دينَهُ.

9. One who isolates himself from the people becomes intimate with Allah, the Glorified.

9ـ مَنِ انْفَرَدَ عَنِ النّاسِ أَنِسَ بِاللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

10. Safety is in solitude.

10ـ اَلسَّلامَةُ فِي التَّفَرُّدِ.

11. Solitude is the comfort of the worshippers.

11ـ اَلاِنْفِرادُ راحَةُ المُتَعَبِّدينَ.

12. One who isolates himself is spared from sorrows.

12ـ مَنِ انْفَرَدَ كُفِيَ الأحْزانَ.

13. Continuous solitude is safer than mingling with the people.

13ـ مُداوَمَةُ الوَحْدَةِ أسْلَمُ مِنْ خُلْطَةِ النّاسِ.

14. Seclusion is the best (or the fortification of) piety.

14ـ اَلعُزْلَةُ حُسْنُ (حِصْنُ)التَّقْوى.

15. Seclusion is the best trait of the sagacious.

15ـ اَلعُزْلَةُ أفْضَلُ شِيَمِ الأكْياسِ.