1. Unrest (or acquisition [of property]) is accompanied by hardship.

1ـ اَلفِتْنَةُ (القُنْيَة) مَقْرُونَةٌ بِالعَناءِ.

2. In times of unrest, be like an adolescent camel that has neither udders for milking nor a back strong enough for riding.

2ـ كُنْ فِي الفِتْنَةِ كَابْنِ اللَّبُونِ، لاضَرْعَ فَيُحْلَبَ ولاظَهْرَ فَيُرْكَبَ.

3. One who ignites the fire of sedition will become fuel for it.

3ـ مَنْ شَبَّ نارَ الفِتْنَةِ كانَ وَقُوداً لَها.

4. One of the greatest tribulations is the continuation of strife.

4ـ مِنْ أعْظَمِ المِحَنِ دَوامُ الفِتَنِ.

5. I swear by my life that in the flames of unrest [that come after me], the believer will get destroyed while the non-Muslim shall remain safe.

5ـ قَدْلَعَمْري يَهْلِكُ في لَهَبِ الفِتْنَةِ المُؤْمِنُ، ويَسْلَمُ فيها غَيْرُ المُسْلِمِ.