الخطبة ۱۵۸

و من خطبة له عليه السلام

وَ لَقَدْ أَحْسَنْتُ جِوَارَكُمْ وَ أَحَطْتُ بِجُهْدِي مِنْ وَرَائِكُمْ وَ أَعْتَقْتُكُمْ مِنْ رِبَقِ الذُّلِّ وَ حَلَقِ الضَّيْمِ شُكْراً مِنِّي لِلْبِرِّ الْقَلِيلِ وَ إِطْرَاقاً عَمَّا أَدْرَكَهُ الْبَصَرُ وَ شَهِدَهُ الْبَدَنُ مِنَ الْمُنْكَرِ الْكَثِيرِ

Sermon 158

A Sermon from Imam Ali (a.s)

Good behaviour with people and ignoring their faults I lived as a good neighbour to you and tried my best to look after you, and I freed you from the snare of humbleness and the fetters of oppression through my gratefulness for the little good (from your side) and closed my eyes to your many misdeeds which my eyes had observed and my body had witnessed.