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Akhlaq >> Self-Restraint

Total 21 hadees found


رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ اللّه‏َ يُحِبُّ الحَيِيَّ المُتَعفِّفَ ، ويُبغِضُ البَذِيَّ السّائلَ المُلحِفَ.

Verily Allah, Mighty and Exalted, loves the reserved and shy person, and despises the bawdy and importunate beggar
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Amali al-Tusi, p. 39, no. 43; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما المُجاهِدُ الشَّهيدُ في سَبيلِ اللّه‏ِ بِأعظَمَ أجراً مِمَّن قَدَرَ فعَفَّ ، لَكادَ العَفيفُ أن يَكونَ مَلَكاً مِنَ المَلائكَةِ.

The fighter who is martyred in the way of Allah has no greater reward than the one who is able to sate himself but remains chaste. The chaste person may well become one of the angels
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 474; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العِفَّةُ رَأسُ كُلِّ خَيرٍ .

Self-restraint is the root of all good
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1168; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العِفَّةُ أفضَلُ الفُتُوَّةِ .

Self-restraint is the best part of spiritual chivalry (futuwwa).
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 529; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العَفافُ يَصونُ النَّفسَ ويُنَزِّهُها عَنِ الدَّنايا .

Self-restraint protects the soul from all sides and keeps it away from base things
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1989; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ عليٌ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): زَكاةُ الجَمالِ العَفافُ.

The zakat of beauty is chastity.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5449; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): عِفّوا عَن نِساءِ النّاسِ تَعِفَّ نِساؤكُم.

Restrain yourselves from other people’ s women and your own women will remain chaste
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 55, no. 75; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أكثَرُ ما تَلِجُ بِهِ اُمَّتيَ النّارَ الأجوَفانِ: البَطنُ والفَرجُ.

Most of my community who will enter the Fire will be as a result of two cavities the stomach and the private parts
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 79, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ موسى ـ صلّى اللّه‏ُ عليهِ و سَلَّمَ ـ آجَرَ نَفسَهُ ثَمانِيَ سِنينَ ، أو عَشراً، عَلى عِفَّةِ فَرجِهِ وطَعامِ بَطنِهِ.

Verily Moses (AS) engaged himself for eight or ten years in restraining his private parts and his stomach
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sunan Ibn Maaja, no. 2444; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 834

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ما عُبِدَ اللّه‏ُ بِشَيءٍ أفضَلَ مِن عِفَّةِ بَطنٍ وفَرجٍ.

Allah can be worshipped with no act better than restraint of the stomach and the private parts
Imām Muhammad ibn ‘Alī al-Baqir (a.s.)
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 79, no. 5; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 835

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أصلُ العَفافِ القَناعَةُ، وثَمَرَتُها قِلَّةُ الأحزانِ.

The root of self-restraint is contentment, and its fruit is fewer sorrows.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Masalib al-Sa’ ul, p. 50; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 835

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الرِّضا بِالكَفافِ يُؤَدّي إلَى العَفافِ.

Satisfaction with one’ s lot leads to self-restraint.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1512; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 835

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): قَدرُ الرَّجُلِ عَلى قَدرِ هِمَّتِهِ ... وعِفَّتُهُ عَلى قَدرِ غَيرَتِهِ .

The worth of a man is proportionate to his ambition … and his chastity is in proportion with his sense of self-worth
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 47; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 835

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن عَقَلَ عَفَّ .

He who uses his intellect restrains himself
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 7646; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 835

رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أمّا العَفافُ: فيَتَشَعَّبُ مِنهُ الرِّضا ، والاستِكانَةُ ، والحَظُّ ، والرّاحَةُ ، والتَّفَقُّدُ ، والخُشوعُ ، والتَّذَكُّرُ ، والتَّفَكُّرُ ، والجُودُ ، والسَّخاءُ ، فهذا ما يَتَشَعَّبُ لِلعاقِلِ بِعَفافِه رِضىً بِاللّه‏ِ وبِقِسمِهِ.

As for self-restraint, from it branches out satisfaction, resignation, good fortune, comfort, a sense of evaluation, humbleness, a sense of remembrance, contemplation, magnanimity and generosity. These are the many ramifications for the intelligent man who practices self-restraint and is satisfied with Allah and with his share
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 17; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): العِفَّةُ تُضَعِّفُ الشَّهوَةَ.

Self-restraint weakens carnal desire
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2148; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَمَرَةُ العِفَّةِ القَناعَةُ.

The fruit of self-restraint is contentment
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4637; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): ثَمَرَةُ العِفَّةِ الصِّيانَةُ.

The fruit of self-restraint is preservation [of oneself].
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4593; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن عَفَّ خَفَّ وِزرُهُ ، وعَظُمَ عِندَ اللّه‏ِ قَدرُهُ .

He who practices self-restraint, his burden decreases and his worth in Allah’ s eyes increases
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4597; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): بِالعَفافِ تَزكو الأعمالُ .

Actions are purified through practice of self-restraint
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4238; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 836

One who resists his own self instead of people, will get protection against the fear of the Day of Judgment.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Sawab al-A`amal, Page 234