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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
مُجالَسَةُ أهلِ الهَوى مَنساهٌ للإيمانِ ومَحضَرَةٌ للشَّيطانِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Sitting with people of base desires causes heedlessness of one's faith, and invites Satan thereat.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha Vol1 P116

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Individual Ethics » Vices » Sin » Satan
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
الشَّيطانُ مُوَكَّلٌ به (أي بالعَبدِ) يُزَيِّنُ لَهُ المَعصيَةَ لِيَركَبَها، ويُمَنِّيهِ التَّوبَةَ لِيُسَوِّفَها.
Imam Ali (as):
Satan takes charge of him [the servant] and glamorizes the sin to him in order that he commit it, and makes him entertain false hopes of forgiveness in order that he delay it.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha Vol1 P95

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
ما خَيرٌ بِخَيرٍ بَعدَهُ النارُ، و ما شَرٌّ بِشَرٍّ بَعدَهُ الجَنَّةُ، و كُلُّ نَعيمٍ دُونَ الجَنَّةِ فهُو مَحقورٌ، وكُلُّ بَلاءٍ دُونَ النارِ عافِيَةٌ.
Imam Ali (as):
That good is no good after which there is the Fire, and that hardship is no hardship after which there is Paradise. Every bliss other than Paradise is inferior and every calamity other than the Fire is comfort.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha Vol1 P544

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Repentance » procrastination
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
كُلُّ مُعاجَلٍ يَسألُ الإنظارَ، وكُلُ مُؤَجَّلٍ يَتَعَلَّلُ بِالتَّسوِيفِ.
Imam Ali (as):
He whom death overtakes early calls for more time, and he whose death is deferred continues to put forth excuses with further procrastination.

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Social Ethics » Society » Education » Science » chiefdom
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
الشَّريفُ كُلُّ الشَّريفِ مَن شَرَّفَهُ عِلمُهُ، والسُّؤدُدُ حَقُّ السُّؤدُدِ لِمَنِ اتَّقى اللّهَ رَبَّهُ.
Imam Ali (as):
The truly noble one is he who has been ennobled by his knowledge, and true chiefdom belongs to he who is wary of his duty to Allah, his Lord.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol78 P82

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
أوَّلُ ما يَجِبُ علَيكُم للّهِ سبحانَهُ، شُكرُ أيادِيهِ وابتِغاءُ مَراضِيهِ.
Imam Ali (as):
The first duty incumbent upon you towards Allah, Glory be to Him, is thanksgiving for His favours and seeking out His pleasure.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No3329

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
وقد سُئلَ عن أشقَى الناسِ: مَن باعَ دِينَهُ بِدُنيا غَيرِهِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Imam Ali (as) when asked who the most wretched of all people was, replied, 'He who sells his Hereafter for someone else's profit in this world.'
Source: Sheikh Ṣadūq Vol al-Amālī P

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Individual Ethics » Vices » Sin » wretchedness
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
تَوَقَّوُا المَعاصِيَ واحبِسُوا أنفُسَكُم عنها؛ فإنَّ الشَّقِيَّ مَن أطلَقَ فيها عِنانَهُ.
Imam Ali (as):
Be on your guard against sins and restrain yourself from them, for verily the wretched one is he who gives himself free rein to them.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No4499

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Individual Ethics » Vices » Others » wretchedness
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
إنَّ الشَّقِيَّ مَن حُرِمَ نَفعَ ما اوتِيَ مِنَ العَقلِ و التَّجرِبَةِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Verily the wretched person is he who is deprived of drawing any benefit from his intellect and the experiences that he has been granted.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha Vol1 P465

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Individual Ethics » Vices » Others » wretchedness
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
الشَّقِيُّ مَنِ انخَدَعَ لِهَواهُ و غُرُورِهِ.
Imam Ali (as):
The wretched one is he who lets himself be deceived by his whims and his delusion.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha Vol1 P116

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