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The Calamities

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Prophet of God (s) : The calamity
for gracefulness is bragging, and
the calamity for bravery is
resurgence, and the calamity for
magnanimity is reminder (of gifts
or bestowals)

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and calamity for beauty is pride,
and the calamity for worship is
losing fervor, and the calamity for
speech is lying

...




and the calamity for knowledge
is forgetfulness, and the calamity
for forbearance is stupidity, and
the calamity for noble ancestry is
pride and the calamity for
generosity is extravagance.
[Kanz al-Ummal, # 44091]

Prophet of God (s): The calamity


for (ones) religion is following
vain desires.
[Kanz al-Ummal, # 44121]


Imam Ali (a): For everything,
there is a calamity, and the calamity
for knowledge is forgetting (it),
and calamity for worship is to
make a show of it

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and the calamity for intellect is
self-conceit, and the calamity for
nobleness is pride, and the
calamity for gracefulness is
bragging

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...and the calamity for generosity is
over-spending, and calamity for
modesty is weakness, and the
calamity for forbearance is
degradation, and the calamity for
power is indecency
[Kanz al-Ummal, # 44226]

Imam Ali (a):


Cowardice is a calamity

[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 89]


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The calamity for intellect is
following desires

[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 314]

The calamity for faith is


polytheism
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3915]

The calamity for belief is doubt

[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3916]

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The calamity for blessings is
ingratitude
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3917]

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The calamity for obedience (to
God) is disobedience
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3918]


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The calamity for honor is pride

[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3919]

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The calamity for cleverness is
deception
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3920]

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The calamity for worship is to
make a show of it
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3921]

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The calamity for generosity is to
remind it
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3922]

The calamity for (ones) religion


is bad opinion
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3923]

The calamity for intellect is to


follow vain desires
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3924]

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The calamity for honor is
putting off fulfillment
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3925]

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The calamity for soul is love
towards world
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3926]

The calamity for advice is not


considering (different) views
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3927]


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The calamity for kings (or rulers)
is bad character
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3928]

The calamity for ministers is


sinful intentions
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3929]

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The calamity for scholars is love
of authority
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3930]

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The calamity for leaders is weak
political acumen
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3931]

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The calamity for a group is
opposition to leaders
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3932]

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The calamity for a practice is
overwhelming habit
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3933]


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The calamity for people is
opposition to obedience
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3934]

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The calamity for piety is lack of
contention
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3935]

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The calamity for judgment is
greed
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3936]

The calamity for justice is lack


of godliness
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3937]

The calamity for bravery is lack


of alertness
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3938]

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The calamity for powerful is to
underestimate enemy
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3939]

The calamity for forbearance is


to degrade oneself
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3940]

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The calamity for bestowal is its
delay
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3941]

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The calamity for frugality is
miserliness
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3942]

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The calamity for dignity is being
humorous
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3943]

The calamity for request is


denial to be fulfilled
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3944]

The calamity for an empire (or


country) is weak defense
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3945]

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The calamity for promise is
failure to take care of it
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3946]

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The calamity for leadership is to
be proud
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3947]

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The calamity for reporting is
falsifying the narration
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3948]

The calamity for knowledge is


failure to act upon it
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3949]

The calamity for action is its


being devoid of sincerity
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3950]

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The calamity for generosity is
being proud
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3951]

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The calamity for common people
is sinful scholar

[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3952]

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The calamity for justice is
oppressive ruler
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3953]

The calamity for society is


oppression of the ruler
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3954]

The calamity for power is not


doing good
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3955]

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The calamity for intellect is
self-admiration
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3956]

The calamity for works is


incapability of manpower
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3958]

The calamity for wishes is


expectation for their hurried
fulfillment
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3959]

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The calamity for faithfulness is
deception
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3960]

The calamity for firm


determination is to lose
opportunity
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3961]

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The calamity for trustworthiness
is breach of trust
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3962]

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The calamity for religious scholars
is lack of vigilance
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3963]

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The calamity for generosity is
wastefulness
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3964]

The calamity for economy is


bad planning
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3965]

The calamity of speech is its


being too long
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3966]

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The calamity for affluence is
miserliness
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3969]


The calamity for (fulfillment of)
wishes is delay
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3970]

The calamity for goodness is


bad company
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3971]

The calamity for authority is


resurgence and oppression
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 3973]



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The biggest of all calamities is
the love of pleasures
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 5244]

The worst calamity for intellect


is pride and arrogance
[Al-Amidi, Ghurar ul-Hikam wa Durar ul-Kalim, hadith # 5752]