الخطبة ۱۴

و من كلام له عليه السلام في مثل ذلك

أَرْضُكُمْ قَرِيبَةٌ مِنَ الْمَاءِ بَعِيدَةٌ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ خَفَّتْ عُقُولُكُمْ وَ سَفِهَتْ حُلُومُكُمْ فَأَنْتُمْ غَرَضٌ لِنَابِلٍ وَ أُكْلَةٌ لِآكِلٍ وَ فَرِيسَةٌ لِصَائِلٍ

Sermon 14

A Sermon from Imam Ali (a.s)

This also is in condemnation of the people of Basrah Your earth is close to the sea and away from the sky. Your wits have become light and your minds are full of folly. You are the aim of the archer, a morsel for the eater and an easy prey for the hunter.