NINE RULES FOR HAPPINESS BY IMĀM ALI (as)

NINE RULES FOR HAPPINESS BY IMĀM ALI (as)

NINE RULES FOR HAPPINESS BY IMĀM ALI (as):
Everyone aspires to be happy in his life. Imam Ali (as) provides you with a nine-point canon to reach this goal thus:

قَوَاعِد الْسَّعَادَة الْتِسع لِأَمِير الْمُؤْمِنِيْن عَلِي عَلَيْه الْسَّلَام:
Nine rules for happiness by the Commander of the Faithful Ali :
أولاً: توكل على الله في السراء والضراء
FIRST: Rely on Allah when pleased and when grieved.

ثانياً: اتق الله في خلواتك و سفرك وحضرك
SECOND: Fear Allah when you are alone, when travelling and when at home.

ثالثاً: لَا تُكْرَه أَحَدا مُهِمَّا أَخْطَأ فِي حَقِّك
THIRD: Do not coerce anyone, no matter how much he wrongs you.

رابعاً: لَا تَقْلَق أَبَدا مَهْمَا بَلَّغْت الْهُمُوْم ذروتها
FOURTH: Do not worry, no matter how high your concerns may pile up.

خامساً: عِش فِي بَسَاطَة مَهْمَا عَلَا شَأْنُك
FIFTH: Live simply no matter how high your prestige may be.

سادساً: تَوَقَّع خَيْرَا مَهْمَا كَثُر الْبَلَاء
SIXTH: Anticipate goodness no matter how serious the affliction may be.

سابعاً: أُعْطِي كَثِيْرَا و لَو حُرِمْت القليل
SEVENTH: Give a lot though you may be deprived even of a little.

ثامناً: ابْتَسِم و لَو الْقَلْب يَقْطُر دَمَا
EIGHTH: Smile even if your heart may be bleeding.

تاسعاً: لَا تَقْطَع دُعَاءَك لِأَخِيْك الْمُسْلِم بِظَهْر الْغَيب
NINTH: Do not stop supplicating for your Muslim brother when he is absent.

Nahjul Balagha نهج البلاغة translated by Yasin T. al-Jibouri

A fool is best punished when totally ignored

Sheikh Mufid said: Abdul Husain Muhammad b. al-Muzaffar al-Bazzaz, reported to me from Abul Qasim Abdul Malik b. Ali al-Dahhan, who reported from Abul Has- an Ali b. al-Hasan, from al-Hasan b. Bashir, from As’ad b. Saeed from Jabir who said:

“Once, Amirul Mo’mineen Ali b. Abi Talib, peace be upon him, heard someone abusing Qambar, and Qambar was about to answer back. So, Amirul Mo’mineen Ali, peace be upon him, called out to Qambar: “Take it easy O, Qambar! Leave the one who abuses you to be ashamed of himself, so that Allah is pleased and Satan is resentful and your adversary is punished. For, By He Who, split the grain and created the breathing man, nothing from a believer pleases His Sustainer better than forbearance; and nothing makes Satan more indignant than the silence; and the fool is best punished when totally ignored.”

Al-Amaali by Sheikh Mufid