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


الجُبن


COWARDICE




ذَمُّ الجُبنِ / Cowardice

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الجُبنُ مَنْقَصةٌ.
1- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Cowardice is a defect.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 3]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الجُبنُ والحِرصُ والبُخلُ غرائزُ سُوءٍ يَجمعُها سُوءُ الظَّنِّ باللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ.
2- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Cowardice, greed, and miserliness are vile traits that come together as a result of distrust in Allah.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1837]


الجُبن


COWARDICE




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): احْذَروا الجُبنَ؛ فإنَّهُ عارٌ ومَنْقَصةٌ.
3- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Beware of cowardice, for it is a
[source of] shame and a defect.’
[Ibid. no. 2582]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): شِدّةُ الجُبنِ مِن عَجْزِ النَّفْسِ وضَعفِ اليقينِ.
4- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Sheer cowardice ensues from the impotence of the soul and the weakness of conviction.’
[Ibid. no. 5773]

5ـ الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سُئلَ عن الجُبن ـ: الجُرأةُ على الصَّديقِ، والنُّكُولُ عَن العَدُوِّ.
5- Imam al-Hasan (AS), when asked about cowardice, replied, ‘
[It is] aggressiveness with one’s friends, and flight from one’s enemy.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 225]

الجَبانُ وَالغَزوُ / The Coward And Conquests

6ـ رسول اللهِ‏ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): مَن أحَسَّ مِن نَفسِهِ جُبناً فَلا يَغزُ .
6- The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The coward has two requitals.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 11298]

7ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يَحِلُّ للجَبانِ أنْ يَغْزوَ لأنّهُ يَنْهَزمُ سريعاً، ولكنْ لِيَنْظُرْ ما كانَ يُريدُ أنْ يَغْزوَ بهِ فليُجَهِّزْ بهِ غيرَهُ؛ فإنَّ لَهُ مِثلَ أجرِهِ ولا يَنْقصُ مِن أجرِهِ شيءٌ .
7- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘A coward is not allowed to participate in a campaign, because he would flee fast. However, he must take whatever he was going to use for the conquest
[i.e. weaponry] and give it to someone else. Thus, he will have the same reward, without decrease in the reward of the other thereof.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 100, p. 49, no. 16]

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