Wise words from al-Mutanabi


ذل من يغبط الذليل بعيش

Debased is the one who envies the lowly one due to livelihood-

رب عيش أخف منه الحمامه

Sometimes death is easier than life.

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  1. Bismillah.
    As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh . . .

    I believe the first line should read:

    “Debased is the one who envies the debased over livelihood”

    “yaghbitu” from “ghibtah” = envy

    And “al-dhalila” is the object of the verb “yaghbitu”

    Sincerely your brother,
    khalil abu asmaa

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