eager to look at others faults

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  1. Surati

    Surati Well-Known Member

    Bump. Much needed reminder.
     
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    These lines are attributed to Imām Shāfiýī:

    naýību zamānanā wal áybu fīnā
    fa mā li zamāninā áybun siwānā
    wa nahjū dhaz’zamāni bighayri dhanbin
    wa law naţaqaz’zamānu lanā hajānā
    wa laysa’dh dhi’bu ya’kulu laĥma dhi’bin
    wa ya’kulu ba’đunā ba’đan íýānā
    labisnā li’l khidāýi maśuĥa đa’anin
    fa waylun li’l mughīri idhā atānā
    diyānatuna’t taśannuá wat tarāyī
    fa naĥnu bihi nukhādiú man yarānā

    We find fault with the world, while the faults lie in our own selves.
    The world is not at fault; except that we are full of flaws.
    We make fun of the world for no reason,
    But if others spoke about us, we were no better than be mocked at.
    A wolf does not eat the flesh of another of its kind,
    But we eat the flesh of each other knowingly
    We wear the sheep's clothing to deceive people;
    But woe to even a wild animal if it strays by us!
    We have reduced religion to mere show and formalities.
    And thus, we deceive those who look at us

    Dīwān ash-Shāfiýī p.376; Manāqib ash-Shāfiýī of al-Bayhaqī 2/84 and he said that the first four lines are additions by the copywriters; but the author of Muújam al-Udabā attributed to Shāfiýī; also, see Shiýr al-Fuqahā p.371
     
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