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When an abstemious person flees from people, seek after him, and when he seeks after people, flee from him.

Know that verily the one who treats people fairly in spite of himself is only increased by Allah in honour.

Know that verily the one who treats people fairly in spite of himself is only increased by Allah in honour.

Indeed he who is fair to people in spite of himself, Allah will only increase him in dignity.

If you wish to be honoured [by people] be lenient [towards them], and if you wish to be humiliated then be rough.

Verily Imama is the reins of religion, the ruling system of the Muslims, the prosperity for the world and an honour for the believers.

No sooner is leniency added to something than it adorns it, and no sooner is it taken away from something than it spoils it.


Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, has granted the believer three privileges: honour in the world and the hereafter, prosperity in the world and the hereafter, and awe [for them] in the hearts of the oppressors.

Allah, most High, revealed to Prophet David (as) [saying], O David, verily … I have placed honour in My obedience whilst they seek it in servitude to the rulers and do not find it therefore.

Be compassionate towards a mighty person who has been dishonored, a rich man who has become poor, and a scholar who has been forgotten amidst a generation of ignorant people.

Be compassionate towards a mighty person who has been dishonored, a rich man who has become poor, and a scholar who has been forgotten amidst a generation of ignorant people.

Know that there is no honour for the one who does not abase himself in front of Allah, and there is no elevation for the one who does not humble himself before Allah.

Be content and you will attain honour.


Truthfulness is an honour.


Wealth is a means of honour for its owner as long as he gives it, as it is a means of humiliation for him when he is miserly with it.

Giving up all hope of benefit from what people possess is an honour for a believer in his religion.

There are three things through which Allah only increases the Muslim in honour: his pardon of one who has wronged him, his giving to the one who has deprived him, and his reconciliation with one who has cut him off.