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Voraciousness And The Voracious

Voraciousness and the voracious- الشَّـرَهُ والشَّرِهُ

1. Voraciousness tarnishes the soul, corrupts the religion and debases chivalry.

1ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ يَشينُ النَّفْسَ، ويُفْسِدُ الدِّينَ، ويُزْري بِالْفُتُوَّةِ.

2. Beware of voraciousness, for verily it is a destructive quality.

2ـ اِحْذَرُوا الشَّـرََهَ فَإنَّهُ خُلْقٌ مُرْدي.

3. Beware of voraciousness, for how many a food has prevented numerous other foods [from being consumed]!

3ـ اِحْذَرِ الشَّرَهَ، فَكَمْ مِنْ أكْلَة مَـنَعَتْ أكلات.

4. You must refrain from voraciousness, for indeed it corrupts piety and causes one to enter the fire of hell.

4ـ إيّاكَ والشَّـرَهَ، فَإنَّهُ يُفْسِدُ الْوَرَعَ، ويُدْخِلُ النّارَ.

5. Refrain from voraciousness, for verily it is the root of every vileness and the foundation of every depravity.

5ـ إيّاكَ والشَّـرَهَ، فَإنَّهُ رَأسُ كُلِّ دَنِيَّة، وأُسُّ كُلِّ رَذيلَة.

6. Beware of the vileness of voraciousness and greed, for verily it is the root of all evil, the plantation of disgrace, the debaser of the soul and the exhauster of the body.

6ـ إيّاكُمْ ودَناءَةَ الشَّـرَهِ والطَّمَعِ، فَإنَّهُ رَأسُ كُلِّ شَـرّ، ومَزْرَعَةُ الذُّلِّ، وَمُهِينُ النَّفْسِ، ومُتْعِبُ الْجَسَدِ.

7. Voraciousness is [a cause of] ignominy.

7ـ اَلشَّرَهُ مَذَلَّةٌ.

8. Voraciousness invites [one] towards evil.

8ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ داعِيَةُ الشَّـرِّ.

9. Voraciousness is the beginning of avarice.

9ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ أوَّلُ الطَّمَعِ.

10. Voraciousness is the trait of the filthy.

10ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ سَجيَّةُ الأرْجاسِ.

11. Voraciousness increases anger.

11ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ يُكْثِرُ الْغَضَبَ.

12. Voraciousness is an accumulator of the worst faults.

12ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ جامِعٌ لِمَساوِي الْعُيُوبِ.

13. Voraciousness is the foundation of every evil.

13ـ اَلشَّرَهُ أُسُّ كُلِّ شَـرّ.

14. Voraciousness is from bad morals.

14ـ اَلشَّـرَهُ مِنْ مَساوِي الأخْلاقِ.

15. Through voraciousness morals are tainted.

15ـ بِالشَّـرَهِ تُشانُ الأخْلاقُ.

16. What a bad character trait voraciousness is!

16ـ بِئْسَ الطَّبْعُ الشَّـرَهُ.

17. The fruit of voraciousness is rushing towards faults [and vices].

17ـ ثَمَرَةُ الشَّـرَهِ اَلتَّهَجُّمُ عَلَى الْعُيُوبِ.

18. The cornerstone of [all] flaws is voraciousness.

18ـ رَأْسُ المَعائبِ الشَّـرَهُ.

19. The weapon of avarice is voraciousness.

19ـ سِلاحُ الْحِرْصِ الشَّـرَهُ.

20. Counter voraciousness with chastity [and moderation].

20ـ ضادُّوا الشَّـرَهَ بِالعِفَّةِ.

21. Voraciousness is enough of a destruction.

21ـ كَفى بِالشَّـرَهِ هُلْكاً.

22. For everything there is a seed, and the seed of evil is voraciousness.

22ـ لِكُلِّ شَيْء بَذْرٌ، وبَذْرُ الشَّـرِّ الشَّـرَهُ.

23. There is no chastity with voraciousness.

23ـ لَيْسَ مَعَ الشَّـرَهِ عَفافٌ.

24. One whose soul is voracious becomes disgraced despite his affluence.

24ـ مَنْ شَرِهَتْ نَفْسُهُ ذَلَّ مُوسِراً.

25. Everything other than voraciousness is chastity.

25ـ مادُونَ الشَّرَهِ عَفافٌ.

26. Every voracious one is tormented.

26ـ كُلُّ شَـرَه مُعَنًّي.

27. The voracious one will never be seen happy.

27ـ لَنْ يُلْقَي الشَّـرَهُ راضِياً.