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Self-Sacrifice

Self-Sacrifice الإيثار

    1. Self-sacrifice is a virtue, hoarding [wealth] is a vice.

1ـ اَلإيثارُ فَضيلَةٌ، اَلإحْتِكارُ رَذيلَةٌ.

    2. Self-sacrifice is the noblest benevolence.

2ـ الإيثارُ أشرَفُ الإحْسانِ.

    3. Self-sacrifice is a trait of the virtuous.

3ـ الإيثارُ شيمَةُ الأبْرارِ.

    4. Self-sacrifice is the highest degree of benevolence.

4ـ الإيثارُ غايَةُ الإحْسانِ.

    5. Self-sacrifice is the noblest munificence.

5ـ الإيثارُ أشرَفُ الكَرَمِ.

    6. Self-sacrifice is the highest form of benevolence.

6ـ الإيثارُ أعلَى الإحْسانِ.

    7. Self-sacrifice is the loftiest of noble traits.

7ـ الإيثارُ أعلَى المَكارِمِ.

    8. Self-sacrifice is the greatest worship and the most sublime eminence.

8ـ الإيثارُ أفضَلُ عِبادَة، وأجَلُّ(أحْسَنُ) سيادَة.

    9. Self-sacrifice is the highest level of munificence and the most excellent quality.

9ـ الإيثارُ أعْلى مَراتِبِ الكَرَمِ، وأفْضَلُ الشِّيَمِ.

    10. Self-sacrifice is the best [form of] benevolence and the highest stage of faith.

10ـ الإيثارُ أحْسَنُ الإحْسانِ وأعْلى مَراتِبِ الإيمانِ.

    11. Self-sacrifice is a trait of the virtuous and a quality of the righteous.

11ـ الإيثارُ سَجِيَّةُ الأبْرارِ، وَشيمَةُ الأَخيارِ.

    12. The most excellent generosity is self-sacrifice.

12ـ أفضَلُ السَّخاءِ اَلإيثارُ.

    13. The greatest munificence is self-sacrifice.

13ـ أحسَنُ الكَرَمِ اَلإيثارُ.

    14. It is through self-sacrifice that the free become enslaved.1

14ـ بِالإيثارِ يُسْتَرَقُّ الأحرارُ.

    15. It is through self-sacrifice that munificence gets true meaning.

15ـ بِالإيثارِ يُسْتَحَقُّ اسْمُ الكَرَمِ.

    16. By preferring others over yourself, you gain [their] servitude.

16ـ بِالإيثارِ على نَفْسِكَ تَمْلِكُ الرِّقابَ.

    17. The best of noble traits is self-sacrifice.

17ـ خَيْرُ المَكارِمِ الإيثارُ.

    18. It is when they prefer others over themselves that the spirit of noble people becomes evident.

18ـ عِنْدَ الإيثارِ علَى النَّفْسِ تتَبَيَّـنُ جَواهِرُ الكُرَماءِ.

    19. The highest of noble traits is self-sacrifice.

19ـ غايَةُ المَكارِمِ الإيثارُ.

    20. Self-sacrifice suffices as nobility.

20ـ كَفى بالإيثارِ مَكْرُمَةً.

    21. Whoever prefers others to himself has reached the height of magnanimity.

21ـ مَنْ آثَرَ على نَفْسِهِ بالَغَ في المُرُوءَةِ.

    22. Whoever prefers others to himself deserves to be called a person of virtue.

22ـ مَنْ آثَرَ على نَفْسِهِ اسْتَحقَّ إسْمَ الفَضيلَةِ.

    23. One who prefers you to his property and wealth has preferred you over himself.

23ـ مَنْ آثَـَركَ بِنَشَبِهِ فَقَدِ اختارَكَ على نَفْسِهِ.

    24. From the qualities of the virtuous is impelling themselves to be selfless.

24ـ مِنْ شِيَمِ الأبْرارِ حَمْلُ النُّفوُسِ علَى الإيثارِ.

    25. One of best [form of] benevolence is self-sacrifice.

25ـ مِنْ أحْسَنِ الإحسانِ اَلإيثارُ.

    26. One of the most excellent choices is adorning oneself with selflessness.

26ـ مِنْ أفْضلِ الإختيارِ التَّحَلّي بِالإيثار.

    27. Nobility cannot be fully achieved but by self-restraint and self-sacrifice.

27ـ لاتُكْمَلُ المَكارِمُ إلاّ بِالعَفافِ والإيثارِ.

  • 1. Meaning that when one is selfless, others serve and obey him as though they were his slaves.