Avoid flattery, hypocrisy and seeking the world

SHAFAQNA – Advising Komail ibn Ziad in his will, Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ Komail, swear to God I am not a flatterer in order that people obey me and I am not the one who makes false promises or false threats so that they do not disobey my orders, I am not interested in feeding Arabs for the purpose of them granting me the position of the Amiral Momeneen (the commander of the pious believers) and calling me by that name [1].

[1] Tohaful Oqool, Page 175.

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