38. A Man’s Perfection Lies in Six Characteristics

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6-43 حدثنا أحمد بن إبراهيم بن الوليد السلمي قال: حدثنا أبوالفضل محمد ابن أحمد الكاتب النيسابوري بإسناده يرفعه إلى أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام أنه قال: كمال الرجل بست خصال بأصغريه، وأكبريه، وهيبته: فأما أصغراه فقلبه ولسانه إن قاتل قاتل بجنان، وإن تكلم تكلم ببيان، وإما أكبراه فعقله وهمته، وأما هيبتاه فماله وجماله


6-43 Ahmad ibn Ibrahim ibn al-Walid al-Salmy narrated that Abulfazl Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Katib al-Neishaboory quoted through documents linking up to the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (MGB) saying, “A man’s perfection lies in six characteristics: two minor ones, two major ones, and two influential ones. And the two minor ones lie in his heart and tongue in that he fights with his heart, and he expresses his words with his tongue. And the two major ones lie in his intellect and determination. And the two influential ones lie in his wealth and beauty.”