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Turning Backward

Turning Backward الإدبار

1. It is seldom that one who turns back [and retreats] returns to the front.

1ـ قَلَّما يَعُودُ الإدْبارُ إقْبالاً.

2. From the signs of turning backward is accompanying the vile.

2ـ مِنْ عَلاماتِ الإدْبارِ مُقارَنَةُ الأرْذالِ.

3. From the signs of turning backward is thinking ill of the one who gives you good advice.

3ـ مِنْ عَلاماتِ الإدْبارِ سُوءُ الظَّنِّ بالنَّصيحِ.

4. Turning backward is evinced by four things: bad planning, foul extravagance, lack of consideration and too many excuses.

4ـ يُسْتَدَلُّ علَى الإدْبارِ بِأرْبَع:سُوْءُ التَّدْبيرِ، وقُبْحُ التَّبْذيرِ، وقِلَّةُ الإعْتِبارِ، وكَثْرَةُ الاعْتِذارِ (الاغْتِرارِ).

5. The merits in advancing forward are the demerits in turning backward.

5ـ المَحاسِنُ فِي الإقبالِ هِيَ المَساوي فِي الإدْبارِ.