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Humility

Humility الخُشوع

Humility

الخُشوع

1ـ إرشاد القلوب : في حديثِ المِعراجِ : ما عَرَفَني عَبدٌ وخَشَعَ لي إلّا خَشَعَ لَهُ كُلُّ شيءٍ.

1– In the tradition recounting the Prophet’s Ascension, Allah says, ‘No sooner does a servant come to know Me and humble himself before Me than everything is humbled before him.’[Irshad al-Qulub, p. 203]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : نِعْـمَ عَونُ الدُّعاءِ الخُشـوعُ.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best aid for supplication is humility.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9945]

3ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في الدُّعاءِ ـ : وأَعوذُ بكَ مِن نَفْسٍ لا تَقْنَعُ وبَطْنٍ لا يَشْبَعُ ، وقَلبٍ لا يَخْشَعُ .

3– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.) said in his supplication, ‘I seek refuge in you from a soul which is never content, a stomach which is not satisfied and a heart which has no humility.’[Iqbal al-A’amal, p. 20]

The Characteristics of the Humble

صِفاتُ الخاشِعينَ

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أمّا عَلامَةُ الخاشِعِ فأربَعةٌ : مُراقَبَةُ اللّه‏ِ في السِّرِّ والعَلانِيَةِ ، ورُكوبُ الجَميلِ ، والتَّفَكُّرُ ليَومِ القِيامَةِ ، والمُناجاةُ للّه‏ِ .

4– The Prophet (S) said, ‘There are four distinguishing marks of the humble ones: they pay constant attention to Allah in private and in public, they carry out good works, they contemplate about the Day of Resurrection, and they engage in intimate supplication with Allah.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 20]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن خَشَعَ قَلبُهُ خَشَعَتْ جَوارِحُهُ.

5–Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘One whose heart is humble, his limbs also humble themselves.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8172]