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311 - الغَيرة


1459 - مدحُ الغَيرةِ


4919.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله : إنّ الغَيرَةَ مِن الإيمانِ .2

4919.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Verily possessiveness is part of faith.' 3

4920.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله: كانَ إبراهيمُ أبي غَيوراً وأنا أغيَرُ مِنهُ ، وأرغَمَ اللَّهُ أنفَ مَن لا يَغارُ مِن المؤمنينَ .4

4920.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'My father Abraham [i.e. the prophet] was very possessive and I am even more possessive than him. Allah abases the one who has no sense of possessiveness from among the believers.' 5

4921.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله : إنّ اللَّهَ تعالى‏ يَغارُ وإنّ المؤمنَ يَغارُ ، وغَيرَةُ اللَّهِ أن يَأتِيَ المؤمنُ ما حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ علَيهِ .6

4921.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Verily Allah, most High, is possessive, and verily the believer is possessive. Allah's possessiveness over a believer is when he approaches that which Allah has prohibited him from.' 7

4922.رسولُ اللَّهِ صلى اللَّه عليه وآله : إنَّ الجَنَّةَ لَتُوجَدُ ريحُها مِن مَسيرَةِ خَمسِمائةِ عامٍ ، ولايَجِدُها عاقٌّ ولا دَيُّوثٌ . قيلَ : يا رسولَ اللَّهِ ، وما الدَّيُّوثُ ؟ قالَ : الذي تَزنِي امرأتُهُ وهُو يَعلَمُ بها .8

4922.The Prophet (SAWA) said, 'Verily the fragrance of Paradise can be smelt from a distance of five hundred years, but neither the one who is insolent towards his parents not the cuckold will ever smell it.' When asked, 'O Prophet of Allah, what is a cuckold?' he replied, 'It is one whose wife commits adultery with his knowledge of it.' 9

4923.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : قَدرُ الرجُلِ على‏ قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ ... وشَجاعَتُهُ على‏ قَدرِ أنَفَتِهِ ، وعِفَّتُهُ على‏ قَدرِ غَيرَتِهِ .10

4923.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'The worth of a man is in proportion to his ambition ... his courage is in proportion to his self-esteem, and his chastity is in proportion to his possessiveness [i.e. over his own wife].' 11

4924.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : ما زَنى‏ غَيورٌ قطُّ .12

4924.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'A man who is possessive [over his own wife] will never commit adultery.' 13

4925.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام: إنَّ اللَّهَ يَغارُ للمؤمِنِ ، فَلْيَغَرْ مَن لايَغارُ ؛ فإنّهُ مَنكوسُ القَلبِ .14

4925.Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Verily Allah is possessive over the believer, so let him who is not possessive become possessive [through a sense of self-worth], for verily he has a degenerative heart.' 15

4926.الإمامُ الصّادقُ عليه السلام : إنّ اللَّهَ تباركَ وتعالى‏ غَيورٌ يُحِبُّ كُلَّ غَيورٍ ، ولِغَيرَتِهِ حَرَّمَ الفواحِشَ ظاهِرَها وباطِنَها .16

4926.Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, 'Verily Allah, Blessed and most High, is very possessive and loves every possessive one, and as a result of His possessiveness [over His servants], he has prohibited indecent acts, both those done in public as well as those done in secret.' 17

1.ghira: This word, that has been translated as possessiveness, denotes a possessiveness stemming from a sense of self-honour and self-worth, where a man who has the quality of ghira would be a possessive or jealous husband, seen as a positive trait because of its stemming from self-honour. When ghira is ascribed to Allah, it denotes His being deserving of and demanding exclusive worship, loyalty and adherence. In other texts, ghira has been translated equally as jealousy, zeal, and fervour. In this text therefore, it will be translated according to its connotations in individual traditions (ed.)

2.كتاب من لا يحضره الفقيه : ۳ / ۴۴۴ / ۴۵۴۱ .

3.al-Faqih, v. ۳, p. ۴۴۴, no. ۴۵۴۱

4.بحار الأنوار : ۱۰۳ / ۲۴۸ / ۳۳ .

5.Bihar al-Anwar, v. ۱۰۳, p. ۲۴۸, no. ۳۳

6.كنز العمّال : ۷۰۷۲ .

7.Kanz al-Ummal, no. ۷۰۷۲

8.كتاب من لا يحضره الفقيه : ۳ / ۴۴۴ / ۴۵۴۲ .

9.al-Faqih, v. ۳, p. ۴۴۴, no. ۴۵۴۲

10.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۴۷ .

11.Nahj al-Balagha, Saying ۴۷

12.نهج البلاغة : الحكمة ۳۰۵ .

13.Ibid. Saying ۳۰۵

14.المحاسن : ۱ / ۲۰۴ / ۳۵۵ .

15.al-Mahasin, v. ۱, p. ۲۰۴, ۴۵۵

16.الكافي : ۵ / ۵۳۵ / ۱ .

17.al-Kafi, v. ۵, p. ۵۳۵, no. ۱

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