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Resentment

Resentment الحِقد

Resentment

ذَمُّ الحِقدِ

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِقْدُ اَلْأمُ العُيوبِ.

1- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Resentment is the basest of defects.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 966]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِقدُ مَثارُ الغَضَبِ.

2- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Resentment is the instigator of anger.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 530]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِقدُ شِيمَةُ الحَسَدةِ.

3- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Resentment is the distinguishing characteristic of the jealous.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 422]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحِقدُ نارٌ لا تُطْفَأُ إلّا بالظَّفَرِ.

4- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Resentment is a fire that is only extinguished by triumph [over one’s opponent].’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2203]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : سَبَبُ الفِتَنِ الحِقْدُ .

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Resentment is the cause of problems.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5522]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحَقودُ مُعذَّبُ النّفسِ ، مُتَضاعَفُ الهَمِّ .

6- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The resentful person has a tormented soul and his anxiety is manifold.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1962]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا مَودَّةَ لِحَقودٍ .

7- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The resentful person knows no friendship.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10436]

8ـ الإمامُ الهاديُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : العِتابُ خَيرٌ مِن الحِقْدِ .

8- Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) said, ‘Reproof [expressed] is better than resentment [harboured within].’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 369, no. 4]

9ـ الإمامُ العسكريُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أقلُّ النّاسِ راحةً الحَقودُ.

9- Imam al-’Askari (a.s.) said, ‘Among people, the person with the least comfort is the resentful one.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 488]

The Believer’s Resentment is Short-lived

سُرعةُ ذَهابِ حِقدِ المُؤمِنِ

10ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : المؤمنُ يَحقِدُ مادامَ في مَجلسِهِ ، فإذا قامَ ذهبَ عنهُ الحِقدُ.

10- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘The believer’s resentment lasts as long as he is seated [in an assembly], but as soon as he rises it vanishes.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 310]