الأجَلُ أصدَقُ شَيءٍ The Preordained Term [Of Death]

1- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : خَلَقَ الآجالَ فأطالَها وقَصَّرَها ، وقدَّمَها وأخَّرَها ، ووصَلَ بالموتِ أسبابَها.

1- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He [i.e. Allah] created the duration [of every life] and made them short or long; He expedited some and postponed others, and connected their causes with the death.’[Sharhe Nahj al-Balagha li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 7, p. 21]

 

2- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا شيءَ أصدقُ مِن الأجلِ.

2- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Nothing is truer than death.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10648]

 

3- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : نِعْمَ الدَّواءُ الأجلُ.

3- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘What a good remedy death is!’[Ibid. no. 9905]

 

4- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : نَفَس المَرءِ خُطاهُ إلى أجَلِهِ.

4- Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘A man’s soul is his steps towards his death.’[Sharhe Nahj al-Balagha li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 18, no. 221]