In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Hadith is the second source of Islam after the Holy Qur'an. It has thus greatsignificance in the field of demonstrating the Divine knowledge and religiouslaws of Islam, since it leads to human perfection.The Holy Prophet’s words are attached to the Divine Revelation, since it isconsidered one of the two weighty things that the Holy Prophet (s) haspromised his nation of deliverance from straying off the Straight Path if theyadhere to them.In view of this fact, we are obliged to the scholars and narrators who havemaintained, saved, and recorded the Prophetic words and then transferredthem to the next generations until they reached up soundly.The book of ‘Nahj al-Fasahah’ is considered one of the most magnificentencyclopedias that comprise this great heritage of Islam. Its Persian versionhas been compiled and arranged in a wonderful order by Mr. Ghulam HusaynMajidi Khunsari who has really exerted praiseworthy efforts in presenting thebook in such a handsome way.Our acknowledgement is extended to Mr. Badr Shahin who has arranged thisEnglish version of the book in an alphabetic order and added an indexshowing the major topics of these honorable maxims of the Holy Prophet (s).The Ansariyan Publications has the honor to present the English version of this book to the dear readers, hoping that they will benefit by its pearls andsuperb maxims of the Holy Prophet—may Allah bless him and his Household.Ansariyan PublicationsQum, 1427 - 2006
.ق ُ ي ْ ط ِ ُل ام ىعَا ً ف َه ّ َ ت َ مُق ُ ي ْ ط ِ ُا َ يًِد َ ه ِ ت َ ج ْ مُن ُ مِ ؤ ْ ُ د ُ ج ِ َ
(1) A believer does his best in what his ability demands, but craves for what beyond his power stands.
. ِ ْ ِ ب ِ َ َ لإ ،د ُ س َ ح َ لوَق ُ َ ت ن ِ مِ ؤ ْ ُ ِخْأ ن ْ مِ َ ي ْ َ
(2) A believer does not resort to jealousy or flattery, save in seekingknowledge.
.ُذ ْ ك ِ وَة ُ َاي َ ِ َ ي ْ َ؛ق ٍ ْ خُ ّ ُىعَن ُ مِ ؤ ْ ُ ُ َ ط ْ ُ
(3) A believer has all kinds of natures save treachery and telling lie.