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236 - الصُّلح 1 (المُسالمةُ في الحربِ)


1122 - الصُّلحُ في الحَربِ‏


(وَإنْ جَنَحُوا لِلْسَّلْمِ فَاجْنَحْ لَها وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيْعُ العَلِيْمُ).1

“And if they incline toward peace, then you [too] incline toward it, and put your trust in Allah. Indeed He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.”2

3577.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام : وَجَدتُ المُسالَمَةَ - ما لَم يَكُن وَهنٌ في الإسلامِ - أنجَعَ مِن القِتالِ .3

3577.Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘I have found conciliation – so long as it is does not enfeeble Islam – to be more beneficial than combat.’4

3578.الإمامُ عليٌّ عليه السلام - مِن كتابِهِ للأشتَرِ لَمّا وَلّاهُ مِصرَ - : ولا تَدفَعَنَّ صُلحاً دَعاكَ إلَيهِ عَدُوُّكَ وللَّهِ‏ِفيهِ رِضىً؛ فإنّ في الصُّلحِ دَعَةً لِجُنودِكَ، وراحَةً مِن هُمُومِك، وأمناً لبلادِكَ، ولكِنِ الحذَرَ كُلَّ الحَذَرِ مِن عَدُوِّكَ بَعدَ صُلحِهِ؛ فإنَّ العَدُوَّ ربّما قارَبَ لِيَتَغَفَّلَ، فَخُذْ بِالحَزمِ، واتَّهِمْ في ذلكَ حُسنَ الظَّنِّ .5

3578. Imam Ali (AS) wrote in his letter to al-Ashtar when he appointed him governor of Egypt, ‘Do not reject the peace to which your enemy may call you, and wherein the pleasure of Allah lies, for verily peace affords composure to your army, relief to you from your worries, and safety for the country. After the peace entreaty however, be extremely wary of your enemy, because often the enemy draws near in order to take advantage of your negligence. Therefore, act prudently and entertain good opinion about them, though always being on your guard.’6

1.الأنفال : ۶۱ .

2.Qur’an ۸:۶۱

3.غرر الحكم : ۱۰۱۳۸ .

4.Ghurar al-Hikam, no. ۱۰۱۳۸

5.نهج البلاغة : الكتاب ۵۳ .

6.Nahj al-Balagha, Letter ۵۳

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