The essence of a person lies in three…

قال الشافعي رحمة الله عليه:

‎” جوهر المرء في ثلاث:

‎كتمان الفقر حتى يظن الناس من عفتك أنك غني،

‎ وكتمان الغضب حتى يظن الناس أنك راض،

‎ و كتمان الشدة حتى يظن الناس أنك متنعم “.

‎مناقب الشافعي للبيهقي

Imām Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad ibn Idrīs al-Shāfīʿī said:

“The essence of a person lies in three things:

Concealing Poverty: To the extent that people assume you are wealthy due to your modesty and integrity.

Concealing Anger: To the extent that people assume that you are satisfied.

Concealing Hardship: To the extent that people assume you are blessed with an easy life.”

‎● [منقاب الشافعي إمام البيهقي ص ٢/١٨٨]

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