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A mot from Nahj Al-Balagha: The best abstemiousness is to conceal it

SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century. Known for its eloquent content, it is considered as a masterpiece of literature in Shiite Islam, ranked third behind the Qur’an and prophetic narratives. These are 5 Hadith of this book, selected by SHAFAQNA.

In Hadith No.23, Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said: He whose deeds accord (him) a back position cannot be given a front position because of his lineage.

In Hadith No.28, Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said: The best abstemiousness is to conceal it.

In Hadith No.25, Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said: O son of Adam, when you see that your Lord, the Glorified, bestows His favours on you while you are disobeying Him, you should fear Him.

In Hadith No.26, Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said: Whenever a person conceals a thing in his heart it manifests itself through unintentional words from his tongue and (in) the expressions of his face.

In Hadith No.12, Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said: The most helpless of all men is he who cannot find a few brothers during his life, but still more helpless. is he who finds such a brother but loses him.

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