Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Jul, 19 20186 Dhu Al Qadah 1439


الهِمَّةُ


AMBITION




فَضلُ عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ / High Ambition

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ اللّه‏َ تعالى يُحِبُّ مَعالِيَ الاُمورِ وأشرافَها، ويَكرَهُ سَفسافَها.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah Almighty loves the highest and the most dignified of things and hates inferior things.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 43021]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قَدرُ الرّجُلِ على قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The worth of a man is according to the extent of his ambition.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 47]


الهِمَّةُ


AMBITION




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن شَرُفَت هِمَّتُهُ عَظُمَت قِيمَتُهُ.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose ambition is lofty his value is heightened.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8320]

4ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في الدُّعاءِ ـ: أسألُكَ مِن الشَّهادَةِ أقسَطَها، ومِن العِبادَةِ أنشَطَها ... ومِن الهِمَمِ أعلاها.
4– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS), in a supplication, said, ‘I ask You for the most fair witnessing, and the most active of worship … and the highest ambition.’
[al-SaHIfa al-SajjAdiyya, p. 439, no. 199]

5ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لاشَرَفَ كبُعدِ الهِمَّةِ.
5– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘There is no dignity like great ambition.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 165, no. 1]

ثَمَراتُ عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ / The Benefits of High Ambition

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الحِلمُ والأناةُ تَوأمانِ يُنتِجُهُما عُلُوُّ الهِمَّةِ.
6– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Tolerance and perseverance are twins, and high ambition produces them.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 460]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الكَرَمُ نَتيجَةُ عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ.
7– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Kindness is the product of high ambition.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1477]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الفِعلُ الجَميلُ يُنبئُ عَن عُلُوِّ الهِمَّةِ.
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Good action is a sign of high ambition.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1388]

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بقَدرِ الهِمَمِ تَكونُ الهُمومُ.
9– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Worries are proportionate to the extent of one’s ambition.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4277]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): على قَدرِ الهِمَّةِ تَكونُ الحَمِيَّةُ.
10– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Enthusiasm is proportionate to the extent of one’s ambition.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1674]

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شَجاعَةُ الرّجُلِ على قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ.
11– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The bravery of a man is proportionate to his ambition.
[ Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7850/5763]

12ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِستَجلِبْ عِزَّ اليأسِ بِبُعدِ الهِمَّةِ.
12– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Attract the dignity of dismay with far ambition.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 10, no. 1]

قِصَرُ الهِمَّةِ / Low Ambition

13ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن صَغُرَت هِمَّتُهُ بَطَلَت فَضيلَتُهُ.
13– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who has low ambition, his virtue ceases.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8019]

14ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مِن صِغَرِ الهِمَّةِ حَسَدُ الصَّديقِ علَى النِّعمَةِ.
14– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose ambition is short, he will envy a friend in his blessings.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9256]

15ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا هِمَّةَ لِمَهينٍ.
15– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘A disgraceful person has no ambition.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 10, no. 67]

16ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَلاثٌ يَحجُزنَ المرءَ عَن طَلَبِ المَعالي: قِصَرُ الهِمَّةِ، وقِلَّةُ الحِيلَةِ، وضَعفُ الرّأيِ.
16– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘There are three things that hinder a person from seeking the lofty: low ambition, few stratagems, and weak opinion.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 318]

مَن كانَت هِمَّتُهُ بَطنَهُ / He who’s Sole Concern is His Stomach

17ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن كانَت هِمَّتُهُ أكلَهُ، كانَت قِيمَتُهُ ما أكَلَهُ.
17– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He whose sole concern is his food, his worth is
[equivalent] to that which he eats.’
[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, p. 48]

18ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كانَت هِمَّتُهُ ما يَدخُلُ بَطنَهُ، كانَت قِيمَتُهُ مايَخرُجُ مِنهُ.
18- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose sole concern is what enters his stomach, his worth is
[equivalent to] what comes out of it.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8830]

19ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما أبعَدَ الخَيرَ مِمَّن هِمَّتُهُ بَطنُهُ وفَرجُهُ!
19– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘How far away is goodness from he whose sole concern is his stomach and private parts.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9642]

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