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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
أوحَى اللّهُ عَزَّوجلَّ إلى داوودَ عليه السلام: إنّكَ نِعمَ العَبدُ لَولا أنّكَ تأكُلُ مِن بَيتِ المالِ ولا تَعمَلُ بِيَدِكَ شيئا. قالَ: فبَكى داوودُ عليه السلام، فأوحَى اللّه عَزَّوجلَّ إلَى الحَديدِ: أنْ لِنْ لِعَبدي داوودَ، فلانَ، فألانَ اللّهُ تعالى لَهُ الحَديدَ، فكانَ يَعمَلُ كلَّ يَومٍ دِرعا فيَبيعُها بألفِ دِرهَمٍ، فعَمِلَ عليه السلام ثلاثَمِائةٍ وسِتّينَ دِرعا فباعَها بثلاثِمِائةٍ وسِتِّينَ ألفا، واستَغنى عن بَيتِ المالِ.
Imam Ali (as):
Allah Almighty revealed to David (as), You would be a great worshipper, if it was not for the fact that you consume from the treasury and do not labour at all with your own hands. David (as) then started crying, then Allah revealed unto the iron, Soften yourself for my worshipper David, and it did. So, Allah softened the metal for him, and after that he would make an armour shield every day, and would sell it for one thousand dirhams. He made three hundred and sixty shields and sold them for three hundred and sixty thousand dirhams, and hence he no longer needed the treasury.
Source: Man Lā Yaḥḍuruhu-l Faqīh Vol3 P162

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
أسوَأُ الصِّدقِ النَّميمَةُ.
Imam Ali (as):
The worst form of truthfulness is tale-bearing.

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
تَأخيرُ العَمَلِ عُنوانُ الكَسَلِ
Imam Ali (as):
Delaying work is a sign of laziness.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No4471

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الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
عَدُوُّ العَمَلِ الكَسَلُ
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
The enemy of work is laziness.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol5 P85

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الإمام محمد الباقر (عليه السَّلام):
إنّي لَابغِضُ الرجُلَ أو ابغِضُ للرَّجُلِ أن يَكونَ كَسلانَ عن أمرِ دُنياهُ، ومَن كَسِلَ عَن أمرِ دُنياهُ فهُو عن أمرِ آخرتِهِ أكسَلُ.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as):
I hate a man - or I hate for a man - to be lazy in his worldly affairs, and whoever is lazy in his worldly affairs will be lazier in his affairs of the Hereafter.
Source: al-Kāfī Vol5 P85

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الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
آفةُ النُّجْحِ الكَسَلُ.
Imam Ali (as):
The bane of success is laziness.

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Social Ethics » Family » Family’s Economy » Contentment » The Meaning of Richness
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
لا كَنزَ أغنى مِن القَناعَةِ.
Imam Ali (as):
There is no treasure more precious than contentment.
Source: Nahj al-Balāgha No371

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Social Ethics » Family » Family’s Economy » Contentment » The Most Wholesome Lifestyle
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
أنعَمُ النّاسِ عَيشا مَن مَنَحَهُ اللّهُ سُبحانَهُ القَناعَةَ، وأصلَحَ لَهُ زَوجَهُ.
Imam Ali (as):
The man with the most comfortable lifestyle is he whom Allah, Glory be to Him, has granted contentment and to whom he has given a virtuous wife.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No3295

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Social Ethics » Family » Family’s Economy » Contentment » The Most Wholesome Lifestyle
الإمام علي (عليه السَّلام):
أطيَبُ العَيشِ القَناعَةُ.
Imam Ali (as):
The most pleasant [type] of life is [a life of] contentment.
Source: Ghurar al-Ḥikam No2918

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Social Ethics » Family » Parents » Parents’ Duties » The Right of the Child upon the Parent
الإمام جعفر الصادق (عليه السَّلام ):
تَجِبُ للوَلَدِ على والِدِهِ ثَلاثُ خِصالٍ: اختِيارُهُ لِوالِدَتِهِ، وتَحسينُ اسمِهِ، والمُبالَغَةُ في تَأديبِهِ.
Imam Ja‘far al-Ṣadiq (as):
There are three rights obligatory upon a father for his child: To choose a good mother for him [before he is born], to give him a good name, and to go to lengths in disciplining him.
Source: Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl No322

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