Rambam says "ושמע האמת ממי שאמרה" ("Accept the truth from whomever says it") in Shmonah Perakim. Does anyone know what he said in the original Judeo Arabic?

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    I've always heard it as "kabel haemes mimi she'amra" (same idea, slightly different wording); would have to check something like R' Kafeh's translation.
    – Shalom
    Jan 23 '11 at 23:02

It is ואסמע אלחק ממן קאלה.

You can read the Judeo-Arabic original (in Hebrew letters, as it was written) here.


Arabic lettering for reference:

واسمع الحق ممن قاله

wasmae alhaqa mmn qalaha

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    This is on the second line from the bottom in p.6 of the Hebrew/Judeo-Arabic section in the back of the book, which is p.155 in the Google book reader. But it seems that the second word actually is אלחק with a "chet" to correspond to the Arabic حق.
    – Yosef
    Jan 24 '11 at 20:36
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    s did a post about it here onthemainline.blogspot.com/2011/01/… Jan 28 '11 at 0:46

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