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


AMUSEMENT اللَّهوُ


اللَّهوُ / Amusement

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أيُّها النّاسُ، اتَّقوا اللّه‏َ ؛ فما خُلِقَ امرؤٌ عَبَثاً فيَلهوَ، ولا تُرِكَ سُدىً فيَلغوَ!
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘O people, revere Allah, for man was not created in vain that he may amuse himself, nor has he been abandoned to futility that he may be vain!’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 370]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اللّهوُ قُوتُ الحَماقَةِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Amusement is the provision of stupidity.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 937]


AMUSEMENT اللَّهوُ


3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شَرُّ ما ضُيِّعَ فيهِ العُمرُ اللَّعِبُ .
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The worst thing that life is wasted on is play.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5729]

ثَمَراتُ اللَّهوِ / The Effects of Amusement

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اللّهوُ يُسخِطُ الرَّحمنَ، ويُرضي الشَّيطانَ، ويُنسي القُرآنَ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Amusement brings discontent to the Merciful, pleases Satan, and it makes one forget the Qur’an.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 9, no. 66]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اللّهوُ يُفسِدُ عَزائمَ الجِدِّ.
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Amusement corrupts the wills of determination.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2165]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَجالِسُ اللّهوِ تُفسِدُ الإيمانَ.
6– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Gatherings of amusement corrupt the faith.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9185]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أبعَدُ النّاسِ مِن النّجاحِ المُستَهتَرُ باللَّهوِ والمِزاحِ.
7– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The farthest of people from success is the one infatuated with amusement and jokes.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3333]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن كَثُرَ لَهوُهُ قَلَّ عَقلُهُ.
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose amusement increases his intellect decreases.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8426]

الإيمانُ وَاللَّهوُ / Faith and Amusement

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في صفةِ المؤمنِ ـ: مَشغولٌ وَقتُهُ.
9– Imam Ali (AS), describing a believer, said, ‘His time is always occupied.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 333]

10ـ الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): المؤمنُ لا يَلهو حتّى يَغفُلَ، فإذا تَفَكّرَ حَزِنَ.
10– Imam Hasan (AS) said, ‘A believer does not occupy himself with amusement lest he becomes negligent, and when he thinks he becomes sad.’
[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 1, p. 52]

11ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيمَن طَلبَ الصَّيدَ لاهِيا ـ: وإنّ المؤمنَ لَفي شُغُلٍ عن ذلكَ، شَغَلَهُ طَلَبُ الآخِرَةِ عَنِ المَلاهي ... وإنَّ المؤمنَ عَن جَميعِ ذلكَ لَفي شُغُلٍ، ما لَهُ وللمَلاهي؟! فإنَّ المَلاهيَ تُورِثُ قَساوَةَ القَلبِ وتُورِثُ النِّفاقَ .
11– Imam al-Sadiq (AS), regarding someone who wanted to go hunting for amusement, said, ‘A believer is too busy for that; acquiring the Hereafter preoccupies him away from amusements…’ until he said, ‘A believer is too busy for all this, and what does he have to do with amusement, for amusement enegenders hard-heartedness and hypocrisy.’
[Mustadrak al-Wasa`il, v. 13, p. 216, no. 15163]

لَهوُ المُؤمِنِ / Amusement of Believers

12ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): كُلُّ لَهوِ المؤمنِ باطِلٌ إلّا في ثلاثٍ: في تأديبِهِ الفَرَسَ، ورَميِهِ عَن قَوسِهِ، ومُلاعَبَتِهِ امرأتَهُ، فإنّهُنَّ حَقٌّ.
12– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Every kind of amusement is wrong for a believer except for three: his taming of a horse, his casting from a bow, and his foreplay with his wife, for they are
[with] the truth.’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 50, no. 13]

13ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيرُ لَهوِ المؤمنِ السِّباحَةُ، وخَيرُ لَهوِ المَرأةِ المِغزَلُ .
13– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best amusement for a believer is swimming, and the best amusement for women is the spinning wheel.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 40611]

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