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الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
تأخِيرُ التَّوبةِ اغْتِرارٌ، وطُولُ التّسْويفِ حَيْرَةٌ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
Postponing repentance is an illusion, and prolonged procrastination is perplexity.
Source: Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl no.456

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Chastity » Moral Superiority
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
الفَضائلُ أربَعةُ أجناسٍ: أحَدُها: الحِكمَةُ، وقِوامُها في الفِكرَةِ، والثاني: العِفَّةُ، وقِوامُها في الشَّهوَةِ، والثالثُ: القُوَّةُ، وقِوامُها في الغَضَبِ، والرابِعُ: العَدلُ، وقِوامُهُ في اعتِدالِ قُوَى النفسِ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
There are four types of merits: the first is wisdom, and its basis is thinking. The second is chastity, and its basis is desire. The third is power, and its basis is anger. The fourth is justice, and its basis is moderation in the faculties of the self.

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الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
القَصدُ إلَى اللّهِ تعالى بالقُلوبِ أبلَغُ مِن إتعابِ الجَوارحِ بالأعمالِ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
Seeking Allah with the hearts is more effective than tiring the limbs with actions.

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Friendship » The Benefits of Meeting Fellow Brothers
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
مُلاقاةُ الإخوانِ نُشْرَةٌ وتَلقيحُ العَقلِ، وإن كانَ نَزْرا قَليلًا.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
Meeting fellow brothers, even very briefly, relieves the boredom and causes the mind to broaden and develop.
Source: Sheikh Mufīd Vol al-Amālī P Sheikh Ṭūsī Vol al-Amālī P

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil » The Consequence Of Contenting Oneself with Others' Action
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
مَن شَهِدَ أمرا فكَرِهَهُ كانَ كمَن غابَ عَنهُ، ومَن غابَ عَن أمرٍ فرَضِيَهُ كانَ كمَن شَهِدَهُ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
He who witnesses a misdeed and abhors it is as one who was absent thereat, whereas he who is absent from a misdeed and yet contents himself with it is as one who witnessed it.
Source: Tahdhīb al-Aḥkām Vol6 P170 Tuḥaf al-‘Uqūl no.456

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil » The Consequence Of Contenting Oneself with a Wrong Action
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
مَنِ استَحسَنَ قَبيحا كانَ شَريكا فيهِ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
He who approves of a wicked deed partakes in it.

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Individual Ethics » Virtues » Benefaction and Beneficence » The Virtue of Beneficence
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
أهلُ المَعروفِ إلَى اصطِناعِه أحوَجُ مِن أهلِ الحاجَةِ إلَيهِ؛ لأِنَّ لَهُم أجرَهُ وفَخرَهُ وذِكرَهُ، فمَهما اصطَنَعَ الرَّجُلُ مِن مَعروفٍ فإنَّما يَبدأ فيهِ بِنَفسِهِ، فلا يَطلُبَنَّ شُكرَ ما صَنَعَ إلى نَفسِهِ مِن غَيرِهِ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
People who perform acts of courtesy towards others benefit more from them than the receptors of their kindness, for verily they have the reward for them, the [rewarding feeling of] pride for having helped someone as well as a mention. So however much good a man may do for others, it ultimately always starts by benefiting himself, and hence he never seeks thanks for the benefit incurred by himself through helping others.

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Social Ethics » Society » Social Relations » Friendship » One Who is Your Enemy
الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
قَد عاداكَ مَن سَتَرَ عَنكَ الرُّشدَ اتِّباعا لِما تَهواهُ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
He who conceals [the path] of proper conduct from you in making you follow that which you desire is indeed your enemy.
Source: A’lām al-Dīn fī Ṣifāt al-Mu’minīn no.309

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الإمام الجواد (عليه السَّلام ):
كَفى بِالمَرءِ خِيانَةً أنْ يَكونَ أميناً لِلخَوَنَةِ.
Imam al-Jawad (as):
It is sufficient for someone to be classified as a betrayer if he is the trustee of a disloyal person.
Source: Biḥār al-Anwār Vol78 P364 Nuzhat al-Nāẓir wa Tanbīh al-Khāṭir no.137

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