Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
May, 24 20189 Ramazan 1439


النُّصحُ


ADVISING




النَّصيحَةُ / Advice

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): قالَ اللّه‏ُ عَزَّوجلَّ: أحَبُّ ما تَعَبَّدَ لي بهِ عَبدي، النُّصحُ لي.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Allah Almighty said, ‘The most beloved way that My servant can use to worship Me is through advising
[others] for My sake.’
[al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 2, p. 577, no. 16]

2ـ عن تميمِ الداريّ: أنّ النبيّ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) قالَ: الدِّينُ النَّصيحَةُ، قُلنا: لِمَن ؟ قالَ: للّه‏ِ، ولكِتابِهِ، ولرَسولِهِ، ولأئمَّةِ المُسلِمينَ، وعامَّتِهِم.
2– The Prophet (SAWA) said to his companions, ‘Religion is advise.’ We asked, ‘For whom?’ He said, ‘For Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and the general people.’
[Sahih Muslim, no. 55]


النُّصحُ


ADVISING




3ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ أعظَمَ النّاسِ مَنزِلَةً عِندَ اللّه‏ِ يَومَ القِيامَةِ أمشاهُم في أرضِهِ بالنَّصيحَةِ لِخَلقِهِ.
3– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The people who have the greatest status with Allah on the Day of Judgment are those who roamed the earth the most, advising His creatures.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 20, no. 4]

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لِيَنصَحِ الرّجُلُ مِنكُم أخاهُ كنَصيحَتِهِ لنَفسِهِ .
4– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Let the advice a man gives to his brother be the same advice he would give to himself.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 20, no. 5]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): امحَضْ أخاكَ النَّصيحَةَ، حَسَنةً كانَت أو قَبيحَةً .
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Give sincere advice to your brother, whether it be good or bad.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 31]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يَجِبُ لِلمؤمنِ علَى المؤمنِ النَّصيحَةُ لَهُ في المَشهَدِ والمَغيبِ .
6– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘It is obligatory for the believer to advise a fellow believer, present or absent.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 208, no. 2]

7ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): علَيكُم بالنُّصحِ للّه‏ِ في خَلقِهِ، فلَن تَلقاهُ بعَمَلٍ أفضَلَ مِنهُ.
7– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘You must advise Allah’s creatures for His sake, for you will never meet Him with a deed better than this.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 208, no. 6]

عَلامَةُ النّاصِحِ / The Features of an Adviser

8ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أمّا علامَةُ النّاصِحِ فأربَعةٌ: يَقضي بالحَقِّ، ويُعطي الحَقَّ مِن نَفسِهِ، ويَرضى للنّاسِ ما يَرضاهُ لنَفسِهِ، ولا يَعتدي على أحَدٍ.
8– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘As for the signs of the adviser, there are four: he judges with truth, gives the right due from his own self, accepts for people what he accepts for himself, and he does not transgress against anybody.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 20]

9ـ الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): حَسبُ المَرءِ ... مِن نُصحِهِ نَهيُهُ عَمّا لا يَرضاهُ لنَفسِهِ.
9– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘It is enough for a person … when advising, to prohibit what he would not accept for himself.’
[Kashf al-Ghamma, v. 3, p. 137-138]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ أنصَحَ النّاسِ لِنَفسِهِ أطوَعُهُم لِرَبِّهِ، وإنّ أغَشَّهُم لِنفسِهِ أعصاهُم لِرَبِّهِ.
10– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who among people is the best adviser to his own self is the one who is most obedient to his Lord, and the most deceitful of people to his own self is the one who is most disobedient to his Lord.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 87]

11ـ الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كَثرَةُ النُّصحِ يَدعو إلَى التُّهمَةِ .
11– Imam Zayn al-Abidin (AS) said, ‘Excessive advice calls for suspicion.’
[al-Durra al-Bahira, p. 26]

12ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): النَّصيحَةُ مِن الحاسِدِ مُحالٌ.
12– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘
[Good] Advice from a jealous person is impossible.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 194, no. 9]

13ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما ناصَحَ اللّه‏َ عَبدٌ مُسلِمٌ في نَفسِهِ، فأعطَى الحَقَّ مِنها وأخَذَ الحَقَّ لَها، إلّا اُعطِيَ خَصلَتَينِ: رِزقاً مِن اللّه‏ِ عَزَّوجلَّ يَقنَعُ بهِ ورِضىً عنِ اللّه‏ِ يُنجيهِ .
13– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘No sooner does a Muslim servant advise his own self for the sake of Allah, and give the rights due from himself, and take the rights due to him than he is given two features: sustenance from Allah which he will be satisfied with, and satisfaction with Allah that will save him.’
[al-Khisal, p. 46, no. 47]

قَبولُ النَّصيحَةِ / Accepting advice

14ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): طُوبى لمَن أطاعَ ناصِحاً يَهديهِ، وتَجَنَّبَ غاوِياً يُرديهِ .
14– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Blessed be the one who obeys an adviser who guides him, and avoids a deviant person who misleads him.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5944]

15ـ الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن خالَفَ النُّصحَ هَلَكَ .
15– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who opposes
[good] advice will perish.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 77]

16ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِتَّبِعْ مَن يُبكيكَ وهُو لكَ ناصِحٌ، ولا تَتَّبِعْ مَن يُضحِكُكُ وهُو لكَ غاشٌّ.
16– Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, ‘Follow he who makes you cry when he advises you, and do not follow he that makes you laugh while he deceives you.’
[al-Mahasin, v. 2, p. 440, no. 2526]

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