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Victory

Victory-الظّفر

1. Victory is [attained] by prudence, and prudence comes through experience.

1ـ اَلظَّفَرُ بِالحَزْمِ، والحَزْمُ بِالتَّجارِبِ.

2. The sweetness of victory effaces the bitterness of patience.

2ـ حَلاوَةُ الظَّفَرِ تَمْحُو مَرارَةَ الصَّبْرِ.

3. The alms-tax of victory is benevolence.

3ـ زَكاةُ الظَّفَرِ الإحْسانُ.

4. He who has been vanquished by sin has not gained victory.

4ـ ما ظَفِرَ مَنْ ظَفَرَ الإثْمُ بِهِ.

6. The key to victory is remaining patient.

5ـ مِفْتاحُ الظَّفَرِ لُزُومُ الصَّبْرِ.

7. Never become vain because of [your] victory, for indeed you are not safe from the victory of time over you.

6ـ لاتَبْطِرَنَّ بِالظَّفَرِ، فَإنَّكَ لا تَأمَنُ ظَفَرَ الزَّمانِ بِكَ.

8. There is no victory for the one who has no patience.

7ـ لا ظَفَرَ لِمَنْ لا صَبْرَ لَهُ.

9. Victory is the intercessor of the guilty.

8ـ اَلظَّفَرُ شافِعُ المُذْنِبِ.