Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Wafat of Masumah-e-Qum (A.S.)
Nov, 13 2018
4 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


النَّظَرُ


SIGHT




العَينُ رائِدُ القَلبِ / The Eye is the Scout of the Heart

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العَينُ بَريدُ القَلبِ.
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The eye is the messenger of the heart.’
[Ibid. no. 368]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العَينُ جاسُوسُ القَلبِ وبَريدُ العَقلِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The eye is the spy of the heart, and the messenger of the intellect.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 41, no. 52]


النَّظَرُ


SIGHT




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): القَلبُ مُصحَفُ البَصَرِ.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The heart is the book of the eye.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 409]

العُيونُ مَصائِدُ الشَّيطانِ / The Eyes are the Snares of the Devil

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إيّاكُم وفُضولَ النَّظَرِ ؛ فإنَّهُ يَبذُرُ الهوى، ويُوَلِّدُ الغَفلَةَ .
4– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Beware of futile gazes for they introduce inclinations and produce inattentiveness.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 72, p. 199, no. 29]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العُيونُ مَصائدُ الشَّيطانِ .
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The eyes are the snares of the devil.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 950]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عَمَى البَصَرِ خَيرٌ مِن كَثيرٍ مِن النَّظَرِ.
6– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Blindness is better than looking excessively.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 95]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن أطلَقَ ناظِرَهُ أتعَبَ حاضِرَهُ، مَن تَتابَعَت لَحَظاتُهُ دامَت حَسَراتُهُ.
7– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who lets his sight loose exhausts his present moment, and he whose glances follow each other successively is in constant loss.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 38, no. 33]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ قَولٍ لَيسَ للّه‏ِ فيهِ ذِكرٌ فلَغوٌ ، وكلُّ صَمتٍ لَيسَ فيهِ فِكرٌ فسَهوٌ ، وكلُّ نَظَرٍ لَيسَ فيهِ اعتِبارٌ فلَهوٌ .
8– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Every speech that does not have the remembrance of Allah therein is vain; every silence that is not accompanied by thinking is negligence; and every look that is not occupied by careful consideration is amusement.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 92, no. 101]

9ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كَم مِن نَظرَةٍ أورَثَت حَسرَةً طَويلَةً!
9– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘How many a look has brought about long regret!’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 559, no. 12]

مَن يَكونُ النَّظرُ إلَيهِ عِبادَةً / Those Whom Looking at Them is Considered Worship

10ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): النَّظَرُ إلَى العالِمِ عِبادَةٌ، والنَّظَرُ إلَى الإمامِ المُقسِطِ عِبادَةٌ، والنَّظَرُ إلَى الوالِدَينِ بِرأفَةٍ ورَحمَةٍ عِبادَةٌ، والنَّظَرُ إلَى الأخِ تَوَدُّهُ في اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ عِبادَةٌ.
10– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Looking at a scholar is worship, looking at a just leader is worship, looking at one’s parents with affection and mercy is worship, and looking at a brother you love for the sake of Allah is worship.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 73, no. 59]

11ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): النَّظَرُ في ثَلاثَةِ أشياءَ عِبادَةٌ: النَّظَرُ في وَجهِ الوالِدَينِ، وفي المُصحَفِ، وفي البَحرِ.
11– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Looking at three things is worship: looking at the faces of one’s parents, at the Book
[Qur’an], and at the sea.’
[Sahifa al-Imam al-Ridha (AS), p. 90, no. 19]

الحَثُّ عَلى غَضِّ البَصَرِ / Enjoinment of Lowering One's Gaze

12ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِكُلِّ عُضوٍ مِن ابنِ آدمَ حَظٌّ مِن الزِّنا: العَينُ زِناها النَّظَرُ .
12– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Every limb of man has a part in adultery: the adultery of the eye is looking
[unlawfully].’
[Jami`a al-Akhbar, p. 408, no. 1129]

13ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): غُضُّوا أبصارَكُم تَرَونَ العَجائبَ .
13– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Lower your gazes and you will see wonders.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 41, no. 52]

14ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن مَلأَ عَينَهُ مِن حَرامٍ مَلأَ اللّه‏ُ عَينَهُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ مِن النّارِ، إلّا أن يَتوبَ ويَرجِعَ .
14– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Whoever fills his gaze with what is prohibited, Allah will fill his eyes with fire on the Day of Judgment, unless he repents and returns.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 76, p. 334, no. 1]

15ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): اِشتَدَّ غَضَبُ اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ علَى امرأةٍ ذاتِ بَعلٍ مَلأت عَينَها مِن غَيرِ زَوجِها أو غَيرِ ذِي مَحرَمٍ مِنها.
15– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The anger of Allah is intensified towards a married woman who fills her eyes with
[lust for] someone other than her husband and other than those of her blood relatives
[mahram].’
[Thawab al-A'mal, p. 338, no. 1]

16ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن غَضَّ طَرفَهُ أراحَ قَلبَهُ.
16– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘He who lowers his gaze will rest his heart.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9122]

17ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): النَّظرَةُ سَهمٌ مِن سِهامِ إبليسَ مَسمومٌ، مَن تَرَكَها للّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ لا لغَيرِهِ أعقَبَهُ اللّه‏ُ إيماناً يَجِدُ طَعمَهُ.
17– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘A glance is a poisoned arrow from the arrows of Satan. He who refrains from it
[glancing] for the sake of Allah and for nothing other than Him, Allah will grant him a faith, the taste of which he will experience.’
[al-Faqih, v. 4, p. 18, no. 4969]

18ـ الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ مِمّا كَتَبَ في جَوابِ مَسائلِ محمّدِ بنِ سِنانٍ ـ: وحُرِّمَ النَّظَرُ إلى شُعورِ النِّساءِ المَحجوباتِ بالأزواجِ وإلى غَيرِهِنَّ مِن النِّساءِ ؛ لِما فيهِ مِن تَهييجِ الرِّجالِ، وما يَدعو التَّهييجُ إلَيهِ مِن الفَسادِ والدُّخولِ فيما لا يَحِلُّ ولايَجمُلُ، وكذلكَ ما أشبَهَ الشُّعورَ، إلّا الّذي قالَ اللّه‏ُ تعالى: «والقَـواعِدُ مِـن النِّسـاءِ الـلاتي لا يَـرجُونَ نِكاحاً ...» ... فلا بأسَ بالنَّظَرِ إلى شُعورِ مِثلِهِنَّ .
18– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS), in what he wrote in answer to some queries of Muhammad b. Sinan, said, ‘Looking at the hair of veiled women with husbands, and all women besides them is prohibited, for what it arouses in men, and for what that arousal engenders in terms of corruption and embarking upon what is not permitted and not good. And also, what is similar to hair, except those women whom Allah mentions: "As for women advanced in years"
[Qur’an 24:60]…as there is no problem in looking at the hair of their like.’
[`Uyoun Akhbar al-Ridha (AS), v. 2, p. 97]

النَّظرَةُ الاُولى خَطَأٌ وَالثّانِيَةُ عَمدٌ / The First Glance is a Mistake and the Second is Intentional

19ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لعَليٍّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: يا عليُّ، لكَ أوّلُ نَظرَةٍ، والثّانِيَةُ علَيكَ ولا لَكَ .
19– The Prophet (SAWA) said to Ali (AS), ‘O Ali, you are allowed the first glance, but the second is against you, not in your favour.’
[al-Faqih, v. ,4 p. 19, no. 4971]

20ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أوّلُ النَّظرَةِ لكَ، والثّانِيَةُ علَيكَ ولا لَكَ، والثّالِثَةُ فيها الهَلاكُ .
20– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘The first glance is allowed to you, but the second is against you and not in your favour. In the third lies your ruin.’
[al-Faqih, v. 3, p. 474, no. 4658]

21ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): النَّظرَةُ بعدَ النَّظرَةِ تَزرَعُ في القَلبِ الشَّهوَةَ، وكفى بها لِصاحِبِها فِتنَةً .
21– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Glance after glance plants desire in the heart, and that is enough of a temptation for the onlooker.’
[al-Faqih, v. 4, p. 18, no. 4970]

مَن رَأى امرَأةً تُعجِبُهُ / He Who Sees a Woman that Pleases Him

22ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا رأى أحَدُكُمُ امرأةً تُعجِبُهُ فلْيَأْتِ أهلَهُ ؛ فإنَّ عِندَ أهلهِ مِثلَ ما رأى، ولا يَجعَلَنَّ لِلشَّيطانِ إلى قَلبِهِ سَبيلاً، وليَصرِفْ بَصَرَهُ عَنها، فإن لَم تَكُنْ لَهُ زَوجَةٌ فَلْيُصَلِّ رَكعَتَينِ ويَحمَدِ اللّه‏َ كثيراً، ويُصَلّي علَى النَّبيِّ وآلِهِ، ثُمّ ليَسألِ‏اللّه‏َ مِن فَضلِهِ فإنّهُ يُبيحُ لَهُ برأفتِهِ ما يُغنيهِ.
22– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘If one of you sees a woman he is interested in, he should go to his wife, for she possesses whatever he saw. He should not allow the devil a path to his heart, and he should avert his eyes away from her. If he does not have a wife, he should offer two units of prayer and praise Allah a lot, and invoke blessings on the Prophet and his household, then he should ask from the grace of Allah, for He will grant him from His compassion that which will make him free from need.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 10, p. 115, no. 1]
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