Tagged: death


الناسُ كَصُوَرٍ في صحيفةٍ كُلَّما طُوِيَ بعضُها نُشَرَ بعضُها

People are like images in a book, flipping pages hides some images and shows others.



إنَّ أكْرَمَ المَوتِ القَتْلُ، وَ الَّذي نَفْسي بِيَدِهِ لألْفُ ضَرْبَة بِالسَّيْفِ أهْوَنُ مِنْ ميتَة عَلَى الفِراشِ

The best kind of death is martyrdom. I swear to God, a thousand hits of a sword is better than a death on bed.



إنَّ الدُّنيا كَالحَيَّةِ، لَيِّـنٌ مَسُّها، قاتِلٌ سَمُّها، فَأعْرِضْ عَمّا يُعْجِبُكَ فيها لِقِلَّةِ ما يَصْحَبُكَ مِنْها، وَ كُنْ آنَسَ ما تَكُونُ بِها أحْذَرَ ما تَكُونُ مِنْها

This world is like a snake: its skin is soft, but its venom is deadly. Therefore, avoid what you find attractive in it, because you will take little of it when you depart. And as much as it makes you happy, be vigilant.


إنَّ الدُّنيا دارُ فَجائِعَ ، مَنْ عُوجِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِنَفْسِهِ ، وَمَنْ اُمْهِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِأحِبَّتِهِ

Earthly life is an existence of tragedies; he who is being hurried will lose his life, and he who is being delayed will lose his loved ones.


إِنَّمَا حَظُّ أَحَدِكُمْ مِنَ الْْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الطُّولِ وَالْعَرْضِ قِيدُ قَدِّهِ مُتَعَفِّراً عَلى خَدِّهِ

Surely, your share of this earth with its great length and width, is merely the size of your body while your cheek is on the dust.

This quote appears in one of the Nahjul Balaghah sermons: sermon 82.