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Prudence

Prudence الحَزم

Prudence

الحَزمِ

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَزْم كِياسَةٌ.

1- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Prudence is sagacity.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 339, no. 8]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن أخَذَ بالحَزمِ اسْتَظْهَرَ ، مَن أضاعَ الحَزمَ تَهوَّرَ.

2- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who adopts prudence is cautious, and he who lacks prudence is reckless.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, nos. 7913, 7914]

3ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَزمُ مِشْكاةُ الظَّنِّ .

3- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Prudence is the lamp-niche of suspicion.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 356]

Looking into the Consequences of Matters

النَّظَرِ في عَواقِبِ الاُمورِ

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن تَورَّطَ في الاُمورِ بغَيرِ نَظَرٍ في العَواقِبِ فَقد تَعرَّضَ للنَّوائبِ .

4- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He who involves himself in matters without considering the consequences exposes himself to troubles.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 90]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : التَّدْبيرُ قَبلَ العَملِ يُؤْمِنُكَ مِن النَّدَمِ.

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Planning before action will preserve you from regret.’[‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha, v. 2, p. 54, no. 204]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أعْقَلُ النّاسِ أنْظَرُهُم في العَواقِبِ.

6- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most intelligent of people is he who looks further into the consequences.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3367]

Firm Resolution and Determination

الحَزمُ وَالعَزمُ

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الظَّفَرُ بالحَزْمِ والجَزْمِ .

7- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Victory comes through firm resolution and determination.’[‘Awali al-La’ali, v. 1, p. 292, no. 164]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا خَيرَ في عَزمٍ بلا حَزمٍ.

8- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘There is no good in determination without a firm resolution.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10682]

The Interpretation of Prudence

تَفسيرُ الحَزمِ

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَزمُ النَّظَرُ في العَواقِبِ ، ومُشاوَرَةُ ذَوي العُقولِ.

9- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Prudence is careful consideration of the consequences and consultation of people of reason.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1915]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أصْلُ الحَزمِ الوُقوفُ عِندَ الشُّبْهَةِ.

10- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The essence of prudence is stopping in the face of the dubious.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 214]

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الطُّمَأنينَةُ قَبلَ الخُبْرَةِ خِلافُ الحَزمِ.

11- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Feeling certainty and quietude before experience is against prudence.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1514]

The Prudent

الحازِمُ

12ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحازِمُ مَن لَم يَشْغَلْهُ غُرورُ دُنْياهُ عنِ العَمَلِ لاُخْراهُ .

12- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The prudent one is he who is not preoccupied by the delusion of this world from working for his Hereafter.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1984]

13ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحازِمُ مَن تَخيَّرَ لخُلَّتِهِ ؛ فإنَّ المَرْءَ يُوزَنُ بخَليلِهِ.

13- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The prudent one is he who is selective in his friendships, for man is judged according to his friend.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2026]

14ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحازِمُ مَن لا يَشْغَلُهُ النِّعْمَةُ عنِ العَملِ للعاقِبَةِ .

14- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The prudent one is he whose prosperity does not stop him from working towards the end goal.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1878]

15ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحازِمُ مَن يُؤَخِّرُ العُقوبَةَ في سُلطانِ الغَضَبِ، ويُعَجِّلُ مُكافَأةَ الإحْسانِ اغْتِناماً لفُرْصَةِ الإمْكانِ .

15- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The prudent one is he who puts off punishment when anger prevails, and hastens to reward the good, taking the first possible opportunity to do so.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2179]

The Most Prudent of People

أحزَمُ النّاسِ

16ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أحْزَمُ النّاسِ أكْظَمُهُمْ للغَيْظِ.

16- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The most prudent of people is he who is best at controlling his rage.’[Amali al-Saduq, p. 28, no. 4]

17ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أكْيَسَكُم أكْثَرُكُم ذِكْراً للمَوتِ ، وإنَّ أحْزَمَكُم أحْسَنُكُمُ اسْتِعْداداً لَهُ.

17- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The most sagacious one from among you is he who remembers death the most, and the most prudent one from among you is he who is the most prepared for it.’[‘alam al-Din, no. 333]

18ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أحْزَمُكُم أزْهَدُكُم.

18- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most prudent one from among you is the one who is most abstemious.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2832]