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Childhood

Childhood الصِّغَر

Childhood

الصِّغَرُ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): عَرامَةُ الصَّبيِّ في صِغَرِهِ زِيادَةٌ في عَقلِهِ في كِبَرِهِ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Chiding a boy in his childhood [as discipline] leads to an increase in his intellect as an adult.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 30747]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لم يُجهِدْ نَفسَهُ في صِغَرِهِ لَم يَنبُلْ في كِبَرِهِ.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who does not exert himself in his childhood will not be high-minded when he grows up.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8272]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن سَألَ في صِغَرِهِ أجابَ في كِبَرِهِ.

3– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who asks questions as a child is able to answer them himself as an adult.’[Ibid. no. 8273]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لَم يَتَعَلَّمْ في الصِّغَرِ لَم يَتَقَدَّمْ في الكِبَرِ.

4– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who does not learn as a child does not progress as an adult.’[Ibid. no. 8937]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الجاهِلُ صَغيرٌ وإن كانَ شَيخاً، والعالِمُ كَبيرٌ وإن كانَ حَدَثاً.

5– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The ignorant man is a child even though he may be old, while the knowledgeable man is an adult even though he be young.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 1, p. 183, no. 85]

6ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تُستَحَبُّ عَرامَةُ الغُلامِ في صِغَرِهِ لِيَكُونَ حَليماً في كِبَرِهِ.

6– Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) said, ‘It is recommended to discipline a boy in his childhood in order that he be clement as an adult.’[al-Faqih, v. 3, p. 493, no. 4748]