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The Seeker

The Seeker-الطالب

1. A seeker may fail [to achieve what he seeks].

1ـ قَدْ يَخيبُ الطّالِبُ.

2. Every seeker is [himself] sought [by death].

2ـ كُلُّ طالِب مَطْلُوبٌ.

3. Every seeker other than Allah is sought.

3ـ كُلُّ طالِب غَيْرُ اللّهِ مَطْلُوبٌ.

4. How many a seeker is deprived while the one who does not seek is granted [sustenance].

4ـ كَمْ مِنْ طالِب خائِب ومَرْزُوق غَيْرِ طالِب.

5. For the seeker who achieves what he seeks, there is delight in [his] accomplishment.

5ـ لِلطّالِبِ البالِغِ لَذَّةُ الإدْراكِ.

6. Not every seeker is granted [sustenance].

6ـ لَيْسَ كُلُّ طالِب بِمَرْزُوق.

7. Whoever seeks a thing achieves it, or part of it.

7ـ مَنْ طَلَبَ شَيْئاً نالَهُ أو بَعْضَهُ.

8. Whoever seeks that which is in the possession of people, they debase him [for it].

8ـ مَنْ طَلَبَ ما في أيْدِي النّاسِ حَقَّرُوهُ.

9. One who seeks that which is impossible loses his quest.

9ـ مَنْ طَلَبَ ما لايَكُونُ ضَيَّعَ مَطْلَبَهُ.

10. Not every seeker fails.

10ـ ما كُلُّ طالِب يَخيبُ.