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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 No81

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Benefaction and Beneficence » The Virtue of Beneficence
الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
اعلَموا أنَّ المَعروفَ مُكِسبٌ حَمدا، 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 يُكرِمْ وَجهَهُ 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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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 وَصَلَ مَن 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 Vol74 P91

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الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
الإمامُ الحسينُ عليه السلام - في كتابهِ إلى أهلِ الكوفةِ - : فَلَعَمْري ، ما الإمامُ إلّا الحاكمُ بالكِتابِ ، القائمُ بالقِسْطِ، الدّائنُ بِدِينِ الحَقِّ ، الحابِسُ نَفْسَهُ على ذاتِ اللَّهِ .
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Imam Husayn (as), in his letter to the people of Kufa said, By my life, the Imam is only one who rules by the Book [of Allah], is a maintainer of justice, bound to the right religion, and dedicates himself to Allah.
Source: Irshād al-Qulūb Vol2 P39

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الامام الحسین (علیه السلام):
لَمّا سُئل عَن مَعرفةِ اللّهِ: مَعرفةُ أهلِ كُلِّ زمانٍ إمامَهُمُ الّذي يَجِبُ عَلَيهِمْ طاعَتُهُ.
Imam al-Hussain (as):
Imam Husayn (as), when asked how to attain knowledge of Allah, replied, It is for the people of every time to know their Imam, obedience to whom is mandatory.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol23 P83

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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 Vol75 P382 Nuzhat al-Nāẓir wa Tanbīh al-Khāṭir No84

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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 Vol75 P127

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