موضوعات: "Nahj al-Balaghah" یا "Letter" یا "Wisdom"
It is related that Shurayh ibn al-Harith (al-Kindi) who was Amir al-Mu’minin’s Qadi (judge) at Kufah during his tenure, purchased a house for eighty Dinars.When it became known to Amir al-Mu’minin he sent for him and said to him : “I have come to Know that you have purchased a house for eighty Dinars, and that you have written a document for it and put witnessing on it". Shurayh replied : “Yes, Amir al-Mu’minin, it is so.
Now, the example of the world is like that of a snake which is soft in touch but whose posion is fatal. Therefore, keep yourself aloof from whatever appears good because of its short stay with you. Do not worry for it because of your conviction that it will leave you and that its circumstances are vicissitudes. When you feel most attracted towards it, shun it most because whenever someone is assured of happiness in it, it throws him into danger; or when he feels secure in it, the world alters his security into fear; and that is an end to the matter.