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Lifestyle العَيشُ

The Most Wholesome Lifestyle

أهنَأُ العَيشِ

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أهنَى العَيشِ اطّراحُ الكُلَفِ.

1– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most wholesome lifestyle is achieved through throwing out unnecessary expenses.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2964]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أطيَبُ العَيشِ القَناعَةُ.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The most pleasant [type] of life is [a life of] contentment.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2918]

3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أنعَمُ النّاسِ عَيشا مَن مَنَحَهُ اللّه‏ُ سُبحانَهُ القَناعَةَ، وأصلَحَ لَهُ زَوجَهُ.

3– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The man with the most comfortable lifestyle is he whom Allah, Glory be to Him, has granted contentment and to whom he has given a virtuous wife.’ [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3295]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا عَيشَ أهنَأُ مِن حُسنِ الخُلقِ.

4– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘There is no lifestyle more wholesome than [living] good-naturedly.’ [‘AIlal al-Shara’ i’a, p. 560, no. 1]

Factors Which Spoil One’s Lifestyle

ما يُكَدِّرُ العَيشَ

5ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَلاثَةٌ تُكَدِّرُ العَيشَ: السُّلطانُ الجائرُ، والجارُ السَّوءُ، والمَرأةُ البَذِيَّةُ.

5– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Three things spoil one’s lifestyle an oppressive ruler, a bad neighbour, and a loathsome wife.’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 320]

6ـ الخصال الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): خَمسُ خِصالٍ مَن فَقَدَ واحِدَةً مِنهُنَّ لَم يَزَلْ ناقِصَ العَيشِ زائلَ العَقلِ مَشغولَ القَلبِ، فأوَّلُها: صِحَّةُ البَدَنِ، والثّانِيَةُ: الأمنُ، والثّالِثَةُ: السَّعَةُ في الرِّزقِ، والرّابِعَةُ: الأنيسُ المُوافِقُ ـ [قال الراوي :] قُلتُ: وما الأنيسُ المُوافِقُ ؟ قالَ: الزَّوجَةُ الصّالِحَةُ، والوَلَدُ الصّالِحُ، والخَليطُ الصّالِحُ ـ والخامِسَةُ: وهِيَ تَجمَعُ هذِه الخِصالَ: الدَّعَةُ .

6– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘There are five things which if one where to lose just one of them it would render his life incomplete, his intellect short-lived, and his heart preoccupied. The first of these is health of the body; the second is security; the third is ample sustenance; the fourth is a compatible companion. [The narrator says], ‘I asked, ‘What is a compatible companion’ to which he replied, ‘The virtuous wife, the virtuous son and the virtuous friend. And the fifth one, which sums up these four things, is mild-temperedness.’[al-Khisal, p. 284, no. 34]