Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Nov, 15 20186 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


العِرضُ


GOOD REPUTE




الحَثُّ عَلى صِيانَةِ العِرضِ / Enjoinment of Keeping Up One’s Reputation

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أبخَلُ النّاسِ بِعَرضِهِ ، أسخاهُم بِعِرضِهِ.
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The most miserly of people with his wares is the most liberal of them with his own reputation
[in that he gives it up readily].’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3190]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أفضَلُ الغِنى ما صِينَ بِهِ العِرضُ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The best form of wealth is that which is used to safeguard one’s reputation.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3038]


العِرضُ


GOOD REPUTE




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن ضَنَّ بِعِرضِهِ فلْيَدَعِ المِراءَ.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who cares for his reputation must desist from disputation.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 362]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا رَقَّ العِرضُ اسْتُصعِبَ جَمعُهُ.
4– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘When reputation wanes, it becomes very difficult to restore.’
[A`alam al-Din, p. 303]

ثَوابُ الكَفِّ عَن أعراضِ المُسلِمينَ / The Reward for Refraining from Tarnishing Fellow Muslims’ Reputations

5ـ الإمامُ زينَ العابدينُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَفَّ عَن أعراضِ المُسلِمينَ أقالَهُ اللّه‏ُ عَزَّوجلَّ عَثرَتَهُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ.
5– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said, ‘He who refrains from tarnishing fellow Muslims’ reputations, Allah, Mighty and Exalted, regards his offence as undone on the Day of Resurrection.’
[Sahifat al-Imam al-Riza (AS), p. 85, no. 195]

ثَوابُ الدِّفاعِ عَن عِرضِ المُسلِمِ / The Reward for Defending the Reputation of a Fellow Muslim

6ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن رَدَّ عَن عِرضِ أخيهِ كانَ لَهُ حِجابا مِنَ النّارِ.
6– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who guards the reputation of his fellow brother is veiled from the Fire.’
[Amali al-Mufid, p. 338, no. 1]

7ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن رَدَّ عَن عِرضِ أخيهِ المُسلِمِ وَجَبَت لَهُ الجَنَّـةُ البَتَّـةَ .
7– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who guards the reputation of his fellow Muslim brother definitely becomes deserving of obligatory entrance into Paradise.’
[Wasael al-Shi`aah , v. 8, p. 606, no. 3]

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