5. Verses by Al-Mamoon

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5 - قال: أنشدني أبو الحسن علي بن مالك النحوي قال: أنشدني أبو الحسين محمد بن عبد الله المأموني قال: أنشدني أبي للمأمون: كن للمكاره بالعزاء مدافعا * فلعل يوما لا ترى ما تكره فلربما استتر الفتى فتنافست * فيه العيون وإنه لمموه ولربما خزن الأديب لسانه * حذر الجواب وإنه لمفوه ولربما ابتسم الوقور من الأذى * وضميره من حره يتأوه وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد النبي وآله الطاهرين.


5. He said: Abul Hasan ‘Ali ibn Malik al-Nahwi recited the following verses to me from Abu al-Husayn, Muhammad ibn Abdillah al-Ma’mooni, who said my father recited for me, verses by al-Mamoon: "Protect yourself from things you loathe, by patience, for perchance, there may be a day when you will not see anything you detest; Many a times, a man remains hidden, while eyes vie to have a sight of him; but he is concealed; Many a times, a literate man spares his tongue fearing the answer, and that silence becomes eloquent; Many a times, a dignified man smiles in pain, While his heart groans with its burn." And may Allah bless our master Muhammad, the Prophet, and his pure progeny.