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Fundamental Beliefs » Human and God » Divine Proximity » Pleasing People and Allah’s displeasure
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
مَن طَلَبَ رِضا اللّهِ بِسَخَطِ الناسِ كَفاهُ اللّهُ امُورَ الناسِ، ومَن طَلَبَ رِضا الناسِ بِسَخَطِ اللّهِ، وَكَلَهُ اللّهُ إلى النّاسِ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
He who seeks to please Allah at the expense of displeasing people, Allah suffices him in everything including his affairs with people. But the one who seeks to please people at the expense of Allah s displeasure, Allah relegates him to those very people.
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol. al-Amālī P.

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Social Ethics » Family » Family Relations » Maintaining the Ties of Kinship » Reconciling With One Who Cuts You Off
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
إنّ أوصَلَ الناسِ مَن وَصَلَ‏مَن قَطَعَهُ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
The best reconciler is he who reconciles with one who cut him off.

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Social Ethics » Family » Family Relations » Maintaining the Ties of Kinship » Maintaining Family Ties With One's Kin
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
مَن سَرَّهُ أن يُنسَأ في أجَلِهِ وَ يُزادَ في رِزقِهِ فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Whoever would like an increase in his lifespan and in his sustenance should maintain relations with his kin.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.74 P.91

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Chastity » Covetousness
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
لَيست العِفَّةُ بِمانِعَةٍ رِزْقاً، ولا الحِرصُ بجالِبٍ فَضْلًا، وإنَّ الرِّزقَ مَقْسومٌ والأجَلَ مَحتومٌ، وَ اسْتِعمالُ الحِرصِ طَالبُ المَأْثَمِ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Self-restraint does not prevent [the descent of] sustenance, nor does covetousness attract any surplus [sustenance]; for indeed sustenance is allotted, and death is certain, and covetousness is only asking for sin.
Source: A’lām al-Dīn fī Ṣifāt al-Mu’minīn no.428

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Forgiveness » Generosity
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
إنّ أجْوَدَ النّاسِ مَن أعطى مَن ‏لا يَرجو.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
The most open-handed of people is he who gives without expectation.

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Social Ethics » Society » Public Health » Medicine » Medicine
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
لا تَصِفَنَّ لِمَلِكٍ دواءً، فإن‏ نَفَعَهُ لَم يَحمَدْكَ، و إن ضَرَّهُ اتَّهَمَكَ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Do not prescribe any remedy for a [arrogant] ruler, for if it benefits him, he will fail to show gratitude to you, and if it harms him he will accuse you.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.75 P.382 Nuzhat al-Nāẓir wa Tanbīh al-Khāṭir no.84

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Others » Encouragement Of Avoiding Vain Talk
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
لا تَتَكَلَّمَنَّ فيما لا يَعنيكَ فإنّي أخافُ علَيكَ الوِزرَ، ولا تَتكَلَّمَنَّ فيما يَعنيكَ حتّى تَرى لِلكلامِ مَوضِعا.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Imam Husayn (AS) said to Ibn Abbas, Do not speak about things that do not concern you, for I fear for you the burden [of sin], and do not speak about things that concern you until you find speaking to be appropriate.
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Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol.75 P.127

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Forgiveness » Encouraging To Pardon In Spite Of One’s Power (To Punish)
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
إنَّ أعفَى النّاسِ مَن عَفا عِندَقُدرَتِهِ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Verily the most forgiving of people is he who pardons when having the power to punish.
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Source: Nuzhat al-Nāẓir wa Tanbīh al-Khāṭir no.81

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Benefaction and Beneficence » The Virtue of Beneficence
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
اعلَموا أنَّ المَعروفَ مُكِسبٌ‏حَمدا، ومُعقِبٌ أجرا، فلَو رَأيتُمُ المَعروفَ رَجُلًا لَرَأيتُموهُ حَسَنا جَميلًا يَسُرُّ النّاظِرينَ ويَفوقُ العالَمينَ، ولَو رَأيتُمُ اللُّؤمَ رَأيتُموهُ سَمِجا قَبيحا مَشوما تَنفِرُ مِنهُ القُلوبُ وتُغَضُّ دُونَهُ الأبصار
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Know that acts of courtesy earn praiseworthy results, and end in rewardable gains. If you were to see acts of courtesy personified as a man, you would perceive him to be good and handsome, pleasing for people to behold and transcending all the worlds. And if you were to see acts of vileness personified, you would perceive an ugly, revolting, disfigured man, whom the hearts would be averse to and whom the eyes would turn away from in disgust.

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Others » Warning Against Turning a Beggar Away Empty-Handed
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
صاحِبُ الحاجةِ لَم يُكرِمْ‏وَجهَهُ عن سُؤالِكَ فَأكرِمْ وَجهَكَ عن رَدِّهِ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
The needy one loses his self-respect by asking you, so do not lose your self-respect by denying him.

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