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Striving And Seeking

السعي والإسراع والطلبStriving and Seeking-

1. Rolling up one’s clothes [in preparation] for serious work is from [one’s] good fortune.

1ـ التَّشَمُرُّ لِلْجِدِّ مِنْ سَعادَةِ الجَدِّ.

2. Seek and you shall find.

2ـ أُطْلُبْ تَجِدْ.

3. It is upon you to strive but it is not upon you to succeed.

3ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالسَّعِي ولَيْسَ عَلَيْكَ بِالنُّجْحِ.

4. Never will your striving for that which improves you and earns divine reward be wasted.

4ـ لَنْ يَضيعَ مِنْ سَعْيِكَ ما أصْلَحَكَ وأكْسَبَكَ الأجْرَ.

5. One who hastens his pace arrives at the place of rest [and repose].

5ـ مَنْ أسْرَعَ المَسيرَ أدْرَكَ المَقيلَ.

6. One whose efforts are good, his place in the Hereafter will be good.

6ـ مَنْ حَسُنَتْ مَساعيهِ طابَتْ مَراعيهِ.

7. Strive to free your necks [from the shackles of this world] before the doors of ransom are shut.

7ـ اِسْعَوْا في فِكاكِ رِقابِكُمْ قَبْلَ أنْ تُغْلَقَ رَهائِنُها.

8. Whoever hastens to the people with that which they dislike, they will speak about him that which they do not know.

8ـ مَنْ أسْرَعَ إلَى النّاسِ بِما يَكْرَهُونَ قالُوا فيهِ ما لايَعْلَمُونَ.

9. Many a person strives in that which is harmful for him.

9ـ رُبَّ ساع فيما يَضُرُّهُ.

10. Many a person is awake so that another can sleep.

10ـ رُبَّ ساهِر لِراقِد.

11. Many a person strives for one who is seated [doing nothing].

11ـ رُبَّ ساع لِقاعِد.