To Put [Others] Under Obligation

To put [others] under obligation-الْمَنّ والإمتنان

  1. Putting someone under obligation blackens the favour.

1ـ اَلْمَنُّ يُسَوِّدُ النِّعْمَةَ.

  1. Obligation is the corruptor of good actions.

2ـ اَلْمَنُّ مُفْسِدَةُ الصَّنِيعَةِ.

  1. Obligation spoils the favour.

3ـ اَلْمَنُّ يُنَـكِّدُ الإحْسانَ.

  1. Obligation corrupts the good act.

4ـ اَلْمَنُّ يُفْسِدُ الصَّنيعَةَ.

  1. Obligation corrupts the favour.

5ـ اَلْمَنُّ يُفْسِدُ الإحْسانَ.

  1. There is wickedness with obligation.

6ـ اللُّؤْمُ مَعَ الاِمْتِنانِ.

  1. Doing acts of kindness along with obligation is vileness.

7ـ اَلتَّكَرُّمُ مَعَ الاِمْتِنانِ لُؤْمٌ.

  1. The bane of generosity is obligation.

8ـ آفَةُ السَّخاءِ المَنُّ.

  1. Through obligation the favour is spoilt.

9ـ بِالمَنِّ يُكَدَّرُ الإحْسانُ.

  1. By putting a lot of obligation, the good action is spoilt.

10ـ بِكَثْرَةِ المَنِّ تُـكَدَّرُ الصَّنيعَةُ.

  1. Prolonged obligation spoils the pureness of a good turn.

11ـ طُولُ الاِمْتِنانِ يُكَدِّرُ صَفْوَ الإحْسانِ.

  1. One who puts an obligation [on others] by his good action has oppressed magnanimity.

12ـ ظَلَمَ المُرُوءَةَ مَنْ مَنَّ بِصنيعِهِ.

  1. The oppression of favours is [through] the repulsiveness of [putting others under] obligation.

13ـ ظُلْمُ الإحْسانِ قُبْحُ الاِمْتِنانِ.

  1. Too much obligation spoils the good action.

14ـ كَثْرَةُ المَنِّ تُكَدِّرُ الصَّنيعَةَ.

  1. One who puts an obligation [on others] with his kind act drops [and forgoes] his gratitude.

15ـ مَنْ مَنَّ بِمَعْرُوفِهِ أسْقَطَ شُكْرَهُ.

  1. One who puts obligation with his goodness has spoilt the good act that he has done.

16ـ مَنْ مَنَّ بِمَعْرُوفِهِ فَقَدْ كَدَّرَ ما صَنَعَهُ.

  1. Whoever puts an obligation with his favour, it is as if he has not done a favour.

17ـ مَنْ مَنَّ بِإحْسانِهِ فَكَأنَّهُ لَمْ يُحْسِنْ.

  1. One who puts obligation with his good action corrupts it.

18ـ مَنْ مَنَّ بِمَعْرُوفِهِ أفْسَدَ هُ.

  1. Nothing spoils good actions like putting [others under] obligation.

19ـ ما كُدِّرَتِ الصَّنايِـعُ بِمِثْلِ الاِمْتِنانِ.

  1. He who puts an obligation [on others] has not made his grant pleasing.

20ـ ما أَهْنَأَ العَطاءَ مَنْ مَنَّ بِهِ.

  1. One who puts [others under] obligation with his good act has not perfected it.

21ـ ما أَكْمَلَ المَعْرُوفَ مَنْ مَنَّ بِهِ.

  1. He who puts [others under] a lot of obligation has not made his good turn felicitous.

22ـ ما هَنَّأَ بِمَعْرُوفِهِ مَنْ كَثُرَ اِمْتِنانُهُ.

  1. The sin of the charity given by the one who puts obligation is greater than its reward.

23ـ وِزْرُ صَدَقَةِ المَنّانِ يَغْلِبُ أجْرَهُ.

  1. One who puts [others under] obligation does no good to others.

24ـ لاصَنيعَةَ لِلْمُمْتَنِّ.

  1. There is no good deed with obligation.

25ـ لامَعْرُوفَ مَعَ مَنّ.

  1. There is no pleasure in the good turn of the obliger.

26ـ لالَذَّةَ لِصَنيعَةِ مَنّان.

  1. There is no evil quality more repulsive than [putting others under] obligation.

27ـ لاسَوْأَةَ أقْبَحُ مِنَ المَنِّ.

  1. people of goodness and beneficence, do not put [others under] obligation with your favours for indeed favours and good turns are nullified by the repulsiveness of [putting others under] obligations.

28ـ يا أهْلَ المَعْرُوفِ والإحْسانِ لاتَمُنُّوا بِإحْسانِكُمْ، فَإنَّ

الإحْسانَ وَالمَعْرُوفَ يُبْطِلُهُ قُبْحُ الاِمْتِنانِ.

  1. Beware of putting obligations with your good acts for indeed [putting others under] obligation spoils favours.

29ـ إيّاكَ والمَنَّ بِالمَعْرُوفِ فَإنَّ الاِمْتِنانَ يُكَدِّرُ

الإحْسانَ.