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Opportunity

Opportunity الفُرصَةُ

Seize the Opportunity

إغتنم الفُرصَةَ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن فُتِحَ لَهُ بابٌ مِن الخَيرِ فَلْيَنتَهِزْهُ ؛ فإنّهُ لايَدرِي مَتى يُغلَقُ عَنهُ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘If a door of benevolence is open for someone, they should utilize it, for they do not know when it will close.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 43134]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): تَركُ الفُرَصِ غُصَصٌ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Leaving opportunities brings regret.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 165, no. 2]

3ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الفُرصَةُ تَمُرُّ مَرَّ السَّحابِ، فانتَهِزُوا فُرَصَ الخَيرِ.

3– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Opportunity passes away quickly the way clouds pass.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 21]

4ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الفُرصَةُ سَريعَةُ الفَوتِ، وبَطِيئَةُ العَودِ.

4– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Opportunity is quick to pass on, and slow to come back.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2019]

5ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الفُرصَةُ غُنمٌ .

5– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Opportunity is a treasure.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 194]

6ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إضاعَةُ الفُرصَةِ غُصَّةٌ .

6– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Losing an opportunity is distressful.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 118]

7ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الاُمورُ مَرهونَةٌ بأوقاتِها .

7– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Matters are secured [depending] on their own time.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 165, no. 2]

8ـ الإمام عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مِن الخُرقِ المُعاجَلَةُ قبلَ الإمكانِ، والأناةُ بعدَ الفُرصَةِ .

8– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Hastening before the possibility [of a matter] is clumsiness, as is delaying after an opportunity [arises].’[Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 363]

9ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ انتَظَرَ بمُعاجَلَةِ الفُرصَةِ مُؤاجَلةَ الاستِقصاءِ سَلَبَتهُ الأيّامُ فُرصَتَهُ ؛ لأنّ مِن شَأنِ الأيّامِ السَّلبَ، وسَبيلُ الزَّمَنِ الفَوتُ.

9– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever tarries despite the fleeting opportunity, [lengthening] his investigation into the matter, the [passing] days will snatch away the opportunity, because it is the nature of days to snatch away [opportunities], just as it is the path of time to pass away.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 268, no. 181]