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The Truth

The Truth الحق

1. Truth is an incisive sword.

1ـ اَلحَقُّ سَيْفٌ قاطِعٌ.

2. Truth is the best way.

2ـ اَلْحَقُّ أفْضَلُ سَبِيل.

3. Truth is the strongest supporter.

3ـ اَلحَقُّ أقْوى ظَهِير.

4. Truth is the clearest course.

4ـ اَلْحَقُّ أوْضَحُ سَبِيل.

5. The truth is worthier of being followed.

5ـ اَلْحَقُّ أحَقُّ أنْ يُتَّبَعَ.

6. Assisting one another to establish the truth is [a sign of] trustworthiness and faith.

6ـ اَلتَّعاوُنُ عَلى إقامَةِ الحَقِّ أمانَةٌ ودِيانَةٌ.

7. Truth is a sword [to fight] against the followers of falsehood.

7ـ اَلحَقُّ سَيْفٌ عَلى أهْلِ الباطِلِ.

8. Truth is a refuge for every worker (and an argument for every speaker).

8ـ اَلْحَقُّ مَنْجاةٌ لِكُلِّ عامِل (وحُجَّةٌ لِكُلِّ قائِل).

9. Through truth, the petitioner gets support.

9ـ بِالحَقِّ يَسْتَظْهِرُ المُحْتَجُّ.

10. It is by turning away from the truth that misguidance comes about.

10ـ بِالعُدُولِ عَنِ الحَقِّ تَـكُونُ الضَّلالَةُ.

11. By clinging to the truth, support is received.

11ـ بِلُزُومِ الحَقِّ يَحْصُلُ الاِسْتِظْهارُ.

12. There is truth and falsehood, and each has its followers.

12ـ حَقٌّ وَباطِلٌ، ولِكُلّ أهْلٌ.

13. Truth that harms is better than falsehood that brings joy.

13ـ حَقٌّ يَضُـرُّخَيْرٌ مِنْ باطِل يَسُـرُّ.

14. Plunge into hardships to [arrive at] the truth wherever it may be.

14ـ خُضِ الغَمَراتِ إلَى الحَقِّ حَيْث كانَ.

15. May Allah have mercy on the person who supports truth when he sees it, repels injustice when he sees it and assists his companion by truth.

15ـ رَحِمَ اللّهُ رَجُلاً رَأى حَقّاً فأعانَ عَلَيْهِ، ورَأى جَوْراً فَرَدَّهُ وَكانَ عَوْناً بِالحَقِّ عَلى صاحِبِهِ.

16. May Allah have mercy of the person who enlivens the truth, causes falsehood to die, fights against oppression and establishes justice.

16ـ رَحِمَ اللّهُ امْرَءاً أحْيى حَقّاً، وأماتَ باطِلاً، وأدْحَضَ الجَوْرَ، وأقامَ العَدْلَ.

17. The peak of wisdom is clinging to the truth and obeying the one who stands for the truth.

17ـ رَأْسُ الحِكْمَةِ لُزُومُ الحَقِّ، وطاعَةُ المُحِقِّ.

18. Seeking assistance to establish the truth is [a sign of] faith and uprightness.

18ـ طَلَبُ التَّعاوُنِ عَلى إقامَةِ الحَقِّ دِيانَةٌ وأمانَةٌ.

19. Cling to the things that necessitate the [establishment of] truth and beware of the things that transpose falsities [to make them seem true].

19ـ عَلَيْكُمْ بِمُوجِباتِ الحَقِّ فَالْزَمُوها، وإيّاكُمْ ومُحالاتِ التُّرَهاتِ.

20. Your return to the truth is better than your persisting in falsehood.

20ـ عَوْدُكَ إلَى الحَقِّ خَيْرٌ مِنْ تَماديكَ فيِ الباطِلِ.

21. Your returning to the truth, even if you get exhausted, is better than your comfort while clinging to falsehood.

21ـ عَوْدُكَ إلَى الحَقِّ وإنْ تَعِبْتَ خَيْرٌ مِنْ راحَتِكَ مَعَ لُزُومِ الباطِلِ.

22. In adhering to the truth, there is prosperity.

22ـ في لُزُومِ الحَقِّ تَـكُونُ السَّعادَةُ.

23. Abandon the one who has abandoned the truth for other than it, and leave him and that which he has preferred for himself.

23ـ فارِقْ مَنْ فارَقَ الحَقَّ إلى غَيْرِهِ، ودَعْهُ وما رَضِيَ لِنَفْسِهِ.

24. Little truth repels much falsehood, just as a little fire burns a lot of firewood.

24ـ قَليلُ الحَقِّ يَدْفَعُ كَثيرَ الباطِلِ كَما أنَّ القَلِيلَ مِنَ النّارِ يُحْرِقُ كَثِيرَ الحَطَبِ.

25. Speak the truth and you will benefit; do not utter falsehood and you will be safe.

25ـ قُولُوا الحَقَّ تَغْنَمُوا، واسْكُتُوا عَنِ الباطِلِ تَسْلَمُوا.

26. For truth there is stability.

26ـ لِلْحَقِّ دَوْلَةٌ.

27. Let your refuge be the truth, for verily truth is the strongest supporter.

27ـ لِيَكُنْ مَوْئِلُكَ إلَى الحَقِّ، فَإنَّ الحَقَّ أقْوى مُعِين.

28. One who does not act upon the truth will never attain salvation.

28ـ لَنْ يُدْرِكَ النَّجاةَ مَنْ لَمْ يَعْمَلْ بِالحَقِّ.

29. One who acts upon the truth, gains [from it].

29ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالحَقِّ غَنِمَ.

30. One who acts upon the truth, profits.

30ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالحَقِّ رَبِحَ.

31. One who acts upon the truth is saved.

31ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالْحَقِّ نَجا.

32. One who acts upon the truth becomes successful.

32ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالحَقِّ أفْلَحَ.

33. One who fights against the truth is thrown down.

33ـ مَنْ صارَعَ الحَقَّ صُرِعَ.

34. One who speaks truthfully is believed.

34ـ مَنْ قالَ بِالحَقِّ صُدِّقَ.

35. One who tries to prevail against the truth is overpowered [by it].

35ـ مَنْ غالَبَ الحَقَّ غُلِبَ.

36. One who battles against the truth is ruined.

36ـ مَنْ حارَبَ الحَقَّ حُرِبَ.

37. One who opposes the truth is killed (or thrown down) by it.

37ـ مَنْ عانَدَ الحَقَّ قَتَلَهُ (صَـرَعَهُ).

38. One who opposes the truth is seized by powerlessness.

38ـ مَنْ عانَدَ الحَقَّ لَزِمَهُ الوَهْنُ.

39. One who opposes the truth has taken Allah as his adversary.

39ـ مَنْ عانَدَ الحَقَّ كانَ اللّهُ خَصْمَهُ.

40. One who is not saved by the truth is destroyed by falsehood.

40ـ مَنْ لَمْ يُنْجِهِ الحَقُّ، أهْلَكَهُ الباطِلُ.

41. One who transgresses the truth, his path becomes narrowed.

41ـ مَنْ تَعَدَّى الحَقَّ، ضاقَ مَذْهَبُهُ.

42. One who seeks honour through truth will be honoured by truth.

42ـ مَنِ اعْتَزَّ بِالحَقِّ أعَزَّهُ الحَقُّ.

43. One who shows his face [in opposition] to the truth is destroyed.

43ـ مَنْ أبْدى صَفْحَتَهُ لِلْحَقِّ هَلَكَ.

44. One who takes the truth as his reins, the people will take him to be their leader.

44ـ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ الحَقَّ لِجاماً اِتَّخَذَهُ النَّاسُ إماماً.

45. Whoever acts upon the truth, the creation incline towards him.

45ـ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِالحَقِّ مالَ إلَيْهِ الخَلْقُ.

46. One who feels ashamed of speaking the truth is really a fool.

46ـ مَنِ اسْتَحْيى مِنْ قَوْلِ الحَقِّ فَهُوَ أحْمَقُ.

47. One who struggles to establish the truth is granted success [by Allah].

47ـ مَنْ جاهَدَ عَلى إقامَةِ الحَقِّ وُفِّقَ.

48. One who deviates from the truth, his end is dispraised.

48ـ مَنْ نَكَبَ عَنِ الحَقِّ ذُمَّ عاقِبَتُهُ.

49. Whoever surrenders to the truth and follows the rightful [leader] is [considered to be] among the righteous.

49ـ مَنِ اسْتَسْلَمَ لِلْحَقِّ، وأَطاعَ المُحِقَّ كانَ مِنَ المُحْسِنِينَ.

50. Whoever makes the truth his goal, difficult things are made easy for him and distant things are brought nearer to him.

50ـ مَنْ جَعَلَ الحَقَّ مَطْلَبَهُ، لانَ لَهُ الشَّديدُ، وقَرُبَ عَلَيْهِ البَعيدُ.

51. Whoever weakens the truth and forsakes it is destroyed by falsehood and killed by it.

51ـ مَنْ أضْعَفَ الحَقَّ وخَذَلَهُ أهْلَكَهُ الباطِلُ وقَتَلَهُ.

52. One whose goal is the truth will attain it, even if he is very uncertain.

52ـ مَنْ كانَ مَقْصَدُهُ الحَقَّ أدْرَكَهُ، ولَوْ كانَ كَثِيرَ اللَّبْسِ.

53. Whoever opposes the truth, it kills him and whoever tries to overpower it, it humiliates him.

53ـ مَنْ عانَدَ الحَقَّ قَتَلَهُ، ومَنْ تَعَزَّزَ عَلَيْهِ (عَلَى الباطِلِ) ذَلَّلَهُ.

54. Whoever helps the truth, benefits.

54ـ مَنْ نَصَرَ الحَقَّ غَنِمَ.

55. How numerous are those who admit to the truth but do not follow it!

55ـ ما أكْثَرَ مَنْ يَعْتَرِفُ بِالحَقِّ ولا يُطيعُهُ.

56. One who contends with the truth is defeated.

56ـ مُنازِعُ الحَقِّ مَخْصُومٌ.

57. How good a guide truth is!

57ـ نِعْمَ الدَّليلُ الحَقُّ.

58. Do not hold back from presenting the truth when you find those who are worthy of it.

58ـ لاتُمْسِكْ عَنْ إظْهارِ الحَقِّ، إذا وَجَدْتَ لَهُ أهْلاً.

59. Let nothing make you feel at ease but the truth and let nothing make you uneasy except falsehood.

59ـ لا يُؤْنِسَنَّكَ إلاّ الحَقُّ، ولا يُوحِشَنَّكَ إلاّ الباطِلُ.

60. Let not your attention towards the rights of a person [who is close to you] prevent you from establishing justice against him.

60ـ لاتَمْنَعَنَّكُمْ رِعايَةُ الحَقِّ لأحَد عَنْ إقامَةِ الحَقِّ عَلَيْهِ.

61. Falsehood and truth do not go together.

61ـ لا يَجْتَمِعُ الباطِلُ والحَقُّ.

62. None is patient in the face of truth except the judicious and intelligent one.

62ـ لايَصْبِرُ عَلَى الحَقِّ إلاّ الحازِمُ الأرِيبُ.

63. There is no messenger more conveying than the truth.

63ـ لا رَسُولَ أبْلَغُ مِنَ الحَقِّ.

64. There is no adviser more sincere than the truth.

64ـ لاناصِحَ أنْصَحُ مِنَ الحَقِّ.

65. There is no companion who is dearer than the truth.

65ـ لاصاحِبَ أعَزَّ مِنَ الحَقِّ.

66. One who takes the support of truth is not defeated.

66ـ لا يُغْلَبُ مَنْ يَسْتَظْهِرُ بِالحَقِّ.

67. One who argues by truth is not defeated.

67ـ لا يَخْصَمُ مَنْ يَحْتَجُّ بِالحَقِّ.

68. One who elevates himself by truth is not overtaken (or abased).

68ـ لا يُدْرَكُ (لايَذِلُّ) مَنِ اعْتَزَّ بِالحَقِّ.

69. None is patient with the truth except the one who knows its merit.

69ـ لا يَصْبِرُ لِلْحَقِّ إلاّ مَنْ يَعْرِفُ فَضْلَهُ.

70. A man cannot be faulted for taking his right, rather he can only be censured for taking that which is not [rightfully] his.

70ـ لا يُعابُ الرَّجُلُ بِأخْذِ حَقِّهِ، وإنَّما يُعابُ بِأخْذِ مالَيْسَ لَهُ.

71. A little truth repels much falsehood.

71ـ يَسِيرُ الحَقِّ يَدْفَعُ كَثيرَ الباطِلِ.

72. [About the ones who did not participate in the battle]: They forsook the truth and did not assist the falsehood.

72ـ خَذَلُوا الحَقَّ، ولَمْ يَنْصُرُوا الباطِلَ.

73. The truth is illuminated and free from prejudice and hypocrisy.

73ـ اَلحَقُّ أبْلَجُ مُنَزَّهٌ عَنِ المُحاباةِ والمُراياةِ.

74. Act upon the truth even if is against your desires and do not sell your Hereafter for this world.

74ـ إرْ كَبِ الحَقَّ وإنْ خالَفَ هَواكَ، ولاتَبِـعْ آخِرَتَكَ بِدُنياكَ.

75. Cling to the truth and it will take you to the place of the followers of truth, on the day when judgment will not be made except with truth.

75ـ اِلْـزَمِ الحَقَّ يُنَزِّلْكَ مَنازِلَ أهْلِ الحَقِّ يَوْمَ لا يُقْضى إلاّ بِالحَقِّ.

76. Cling to the truth and salvation will cling to you.

76ـ اِلْـزَمُوا الحَقَّ تَلْزَمْكُمُ النَّجاةُ.

77. Recognize the right of the one who knows your right, [be he] young or old, inferior or superior.

77ـ اِعْرِفُوا الحَقَّ لِمَنْ عَرَفَهُ لَكُمْ، صَغِيراً كانَ أوْ كَبِيراً، وَضِيعاً كانَ أوْ رَفيعاً.

78. Indeed, one who is not benefitted by the truth is harmed by falsehood, and one who is not set straight by guidance is dragged down by misguidance.

78ـ ألا ومَنْ لا يَنْفَعُهُ الحَقُّ يَضُـرُّهُ الباطِلُ، ومَنْ لا يَسْتَقِمْ بِهِ الهُدى يَجُرُّ بِهِ الضَّلالُ إلَى الرَّدى.

79. The biggest loser is one who is able to speak the truth but still does not speak it.

79ـ أخْسَرُ النّاسِ مَنْ قَدَرَ عَلى أنْ يَقُولَ الحَقَّ ولَمْ يَقُلْ.

80. The best of creation are those who judge more with truth, and the most beloved among them in the sight of Allah are those who are more truthful in speech.

80ـ أفْضَلُ الخَلْقِ أقْضاهُمْ بِالحَقِّ، وأحَبُّهُمْ إلَى اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ أقْوَلُهُمْ لِلصِّدْقِ.

81. One who is overcome [while he is] on the right, is victorious.

81ـ اَلْمَغْلُوبُ بِالحَقِّ غالِبٌ.

82. One who wages war against the truth is ruined.

82ـ اَلمُحارِبُ لِلْحَقِّ مَحْرُوبٌ.

83. Speaking the truth is better than inarticulateness and silence.

83ـ اَلقَوْلُ بِالحَقِّ خَيْـرٌ مِنَ العَيِّ والصَّمْتِ.