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Seeking Assistance

Seeking assistance-الاِستِعانَة

1. One who seeks assistance from the weak demonstrates his [own] weakness.

1ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِالضَّعيفِ أبانَ عَنْ ضَعْفِهِ.

2. Whoever seeks assistance from one who is not independent has wasted his affair.

2ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِغَيْرِ مُسْتَقِلّ ضَيَّعَ أمْرَهُ.

3. Whoever seeks the assistance of his enemy in order to fulfil his need, increases his distance from it [instead of getting it].

3ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِعَدُوِّهِ عَلى حاجَتِهِ إزْدادَ بُعْداً مِنْهُ.

4. One who seeks assistance from Allah is assisted by Him.

4ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِاللّهِ أعانَهُ.

5. Seek assistance from your Lord, and ask Him to grant you success and the abandonment of every shortcoming (or disgraceful act) that drives you into doubt or surrenders you to misguidance.

5ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالاِسْتِعانَةِ بِإلهِكَ، والرَّغْبَةِ إلَيْهِ في تَوْفيقِكَ، وتَرْكِكَ كُلَّ شائِبَة (شائِنَة) أوْلَجَتْكَ في شُبْهَة، أوْ أسْلَمَتْكَ إلى ضَلالَة.

6. One who seeks assistance from the people of intellect traverses the path of right guidance.

6ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِذَوِى الألْبابِ سَلَكَ سَبيلَ الرَّشادِ.