Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
May, 22 201917 Ramazan 1440



ما يوجِبُ الهَلاكَ / What Brings About Destruction

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أمّا المُهلِكاتُ: فشُحٌّ مُطاعٌ، وهَوَىً مُتَّبَعٌ، وإعجابُ المَرءِ بنَفسِهِ.
1– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘As for the destroyers,
[they are]: greed obeyed, inclinations followed, and a man’s admiration of himself.’
[al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib, v. 1, p. 86, no. 10]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ الدِّينارَ والدِّرهَمَ أهلَكا مَن كانَ قَبلَكُم، وهُما مُهلِكاكُم.
2– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Verily the dinar and the dirham have destroyed those before you, and they will destroy you too.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 316, no. 6]



3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّما هَلَكَ مَن هَلَكَ مِمَّن كانَ قَبلَكُم بِرُكوبِهِمُ المَعاصي، ولَم يَنهَهُم الرَّبّانِيّونَ والأحبارُ....
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Verily those who perished before you did so because they embarked upon sins, and the priests and clergies did not prohibit them…’
[Nahj al-Sa`ada, v. 1, p. 477]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): هَلَكَ مَن باعَ اليَقينَ بِالشَّكِّ، والحَقَّ بِالباطِلِ، والآجِلَ بِالعاجِلِ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who sells certainty for doubt, and truth for falsehood, and the Hereafter for the present
[life] will perish.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10030]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): هَلَكَ امرؤٌ لَم يَعرِفْ قَدرَهُ.
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He who does not know his own value will perish.’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 149]

6ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): هَلَكَ فِيَّ رجُلانِ: مُحِبٌّ غالٍ، ومُبغِضٌ قالٍ.
6– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Two kinds of people perish because of me: one who has extreme love
[for me] and one who is a debased hater
[of me].’
[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 117]

7ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): خَصلَتَينِ مُهلِكَتَينِ: تُفتي النّاسَ برَأيِكَ، أو تَدينُ بِما لا تَعلَمُ.
7– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘There are two destructive features: giving verdicts to people with your own opinion, and to yield to something that you do not know.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, p. 369]

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): يُهلِكُ اللّه‏ُ سِتّا بِسِتٍّ: الاُمَراءَ بِالجَورِ، والعَربَ بِالعَصَبيَّةِ، والدَّهاقِينَ بِالكِبرِ، والتُّجّارَ بِالخِيانَةِ، وأهلَ الرُّستاقِ بِالجَهلِ، والفُقَهاءَ بِالحَسَدِ.
8– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Allah will destroy six things as a result of six other things: rulers for their oppression, Arabs for their partisanship, chiefs for their haughtiness, merchants for their treachery, villagers for their ignorance, and the jurists for their envy.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 207, no. 67]

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