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73 - الجُند


358 - الجُندُ

358. The Army

1138.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام - للأشْتَرِ لَمّا وَلّاهُ مِصرَ - : فالجُنودُ بإذْنِ اللَّهِ حُصونُ الرَّعِيَّةِ ، وزَينُ الوُلاةِ ، وعِزُّ الدِّينِ ، وسُبُلُ الأمْنِ ، وليسَ تَقومُ الرَّعِيَّةُ إلّا بِهِم .1

1138. Imam Ali (AS), in his letter to Malik al-Ashtar when he appointed him governor of Egypt, said, 'Now the army is, by the will of Allah, the fortress of the subjects, the adornment of the rulers, the strength of the religion and the means of peace. The subjects cannot exist without it.' 2

1139.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام - أيضاً - : ولْيَكُنْ آثَرُ رُؤوسِ جُندِكَ عِندَكَ مَن واساهُم في مَعونَتِهِ ، وأفضَلَ علَيهِم مِن جِدَتِهِ ، بما يَسَعُهُم ويَسَعُ مَن وراءهُم مِن خُلوفِ أهْليهِم ، حتّى‏ يكونَ هَمُّهُم هَمّاً واحِداً في جِهادِ العَدُوِّ ، فإنَّ عَطْفَكَ علَيهِم يَعطِفُ قُلوبَهُم علَيكَ ... فافْسَحْ في آمالِهِم، وواصِلْ في حُسنِ الثَّناءِ علَيهِم، وتَعْديدِ ما أبْلى‏ ذَوو البلاءِ مِنهُم ، فإنَّ كَثرَةَ الذِّكْرِ لِحُسنِ أفْعالِهِم تَهُزُّ الشُّجاعَ ، وتُحرِّضُ النّاكِلَ إنْ شاءَ اللَّهُ .3

1139. Imam Ali (AS), in his letter to Malik al-Ashtar when he appointed him governor of Egypt, said, 'The commander of the army should have such a position before you that he lends his help to them equitably and spends from his money on them and on those of their families who remain behind so that all their concerns converge on the one concern for fighting the enemy. Your kindness to them will turn their hearts to you... Therefore, be broad-minded with regard to their desires, continue praising them and recounting the good deeds of those who have shown such deeds, because the mention of good actions shakes the brave and arouses the weak, if Allah so wills.' 4

1140.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : مَن خَذَلَ جُندَهُ نَصرَ أضْدادَهُ .5

1140.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'He who forsakes his army aids his enemy.' 6

1141.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : آفَةُ الجُندِ مُخالَفَةُ القادَةِ .7

1141.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'The bane of the army is disobeying their commanders.' 8

1.نهج البلاغة : الكتاب ۵۳، اُنظر تمام الكلام .

2.Nahj al-Balagha, Letter ۵۳

3.نهج البلاغة : الكتاب ۵۳، اُنظر تمام الكلام .

4.Ibid. Letter ۵۳

5.غرر الحكم : ۸۳۲۹ .

6.Ghurar al-Hikam, no. ۸۳۲۹

7.غرر الحكم : ۳۹۳۲ .

8.Ibid. no. ۳۹۳۲

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