The sayings and wisdom of Imam `Ali transcend superficial differences, to reveal everlasting truths that can only serve to guide and illuminate the seeker and traveler on his or her journey through life, as clearly, constantly, and unerringly as the Pole Star.
The sayings and wisdom of Imam `Ali transcend superficial differences, to reveal everlasting truths that can only serve to guide and illuminate the seeker and traveler on his or her journey through life, as clearly, constantly, and ...
Author: ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Caliph)
Category: Arabic literature
This is a humble translation for a book that can be considered modern, but the information it contains are of antiquity. "This is the book of 2500 adages for imam Ali (puh).
Author: Imam Ali
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
كتاب في اللغة الانكليزية يتضمن سيرة وترجمة الامام علي عليه السلام وصفاته واخلاقه .ودوره في قيام الدولة الاسلامية وما ورد عنه من حكم واقوال
Introduction. greatly longed” for a sufficient and high-quality biography that
covers the life of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb & (R.A.A.) including his efforts, virtues,
caliphate speeches, sayings and wisdom. As the translator of this book, I cannot
but say ...
Author: MOHAMMAD RIDA
Publisher: Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
Author: Ahmad von Denffer
The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years. Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes: biographical details a presentation and analysis of their main ideas an account of their impact and influence within and, if appropriate, beyond the Islamic tradition list of major works and additional reading. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.
In 657, Ali recruited an army of reputedly 50,000 men, mainly from his residence
in Iraq and the two armies – Iraqi Muslims and ... The Sayings and Wisdom of
Imam Ali, London: Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1999.
Author: Roy Jackson
A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph. An acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a sage of Islamic wisdom, 'Ali was renowned for his eloquence: his words were collected, quoted, and studied over the centuries, and extensively anthologized, excerpted, and interpreted. Of the many compilations of 'Ali’s words, A Treasury of Virtues, compiled by the Fatimid Shafi'i judge al-Quda'i (d. 454 H/1062 AD), arguably possesses the broadest compass of genres and the largest variety of themes. Included are aphorisms, proverbs, sermons, speeches, homilies, prayers, letters, dialogues, and verse, all of which provide instruction on how to be a morally upstanding human being. The shorter compilation included here, One Hundred Proverbs, is attributed to the eminent writer al-Jahiz (d. 255 H/869 AD). This volume presents the first English translation of both of these important collections.
The shorter compilation included here, One Hundred Proverbs, is attributed to the eminent writer al-Jahiz (d. 255/869). This volume presents the first English translation of both of these important collections. An English-only edition.
Author: al-Qadi al-Quda'i,
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Collections
For examples, the Imam laid down for him rules on the noun, the verbs and the
particle. ... To give you an idea about the beauty and the wisdom that the works of
Imam Ali (a.s.) have some of his sayings and proverbs are produced below. 1.
Author: Mohamed Raza Dungersi
Publisher: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
The life of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, fourth caliph of early Islam and fountainhead of Shi'ite and Sufi lineages, 'is both inspirational and controversial: intrinsically inspirational and extrinsically controversial.' These words set the tone for what is an detailed and penetrating view of the figure of Imam 'Ali on various planes, the spiritual and ethical, the individual, the political and social. The author draws a unique portrait in which the powerful spiritual undercurrents of early Islamic history can be discerned at play, and where the sanctified heart of the Imam is revealed as a fulcrum of the harmony between the most diverse and even divergent tendencies. These spiritual reflections on the life and thought of Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, bring to life what is essential and inspirational in his biography. 'Ali is viewed as the paragon of statesmanship, chivalry and mysticism, a man of action and contemplation, the greatest hero of his age as well as its wisest sage. The interplay between his dramatic outward story and his profound inner story heralds the triumph of the human spirit over the difficulties, tragedies and absurdities which are inevitable in 'the life of this world.' This exceptional book may be too Shia for some Sunnis, and too Sunni for some Shia, and it may be too political for some, and too spiritual for others, and so its main value lies precisely in a higher perspective where it reveals harmony, in a keen vision of the forces of tawhid, the drive to union, alive at the centre of historical events as in human hearts. It will have a cathartic effect upon the many, Sunnis and Shia alike, who wish to see 'Ali as a fountainhead of unity in Islam, not as a source of division. It makes accessible to both Muslims and non-Muslims the treasures of loving mercy flowing from 'Ali, a global paragon of initiatic wisdom.
' This exceptional book may be too Shia for some Sunnis, and too Sunni for some Shia, and it may be too political for some, and too spiritual for others, and so its main value lies precisely in a higher perspective where it reveals harmony, ...
Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi
The revelation of words, or shall I say poetic revelation, poetic rhymes, philosophical proverbs and theories being fed from a single point of contact, from a single source that has all the knowledge, it’s one of the finest God’s gifts. The presence of a hidden entity or your inner child whispering words within you – unspoken, unheard, never documented or as if words are falling from the heavens above right into the heart and sent towards the brain, to pen it down or say it… out loud. This book is a compilation of my quotes, proverbs, poetries and sayings that are mainly based on philosophical theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behavior. Each quote can be used individually for personal or commercial purpose along with mandatory attribution of my name or pen name (the descended one) absolutely free.
Imam Ali Stop consuming drops of words, jump into the mountain well, swim into
the river of knowledge, and dance in the rain of inspiration, the source of all the
fresh waters, are the sayings of the fourth caliph, teacher of all the saints, Imam ...
Author: Sohail. G. Syed
Publisher: Sohail. G. Syed
More than ever, there is an urgent need to rediscover timeless and objective principles in order to confront the issues of our times. In this collection of thirty remarkable essays, Lakhani summons us to rediscover the sacred worldview of Tradition, governed by truth, virtue, and beauty, as he addresses some of the most pressing issues today, including fundamentalism, gender and sexuality, religious diversity and pluralism, faith and science, and the problem of evil.
that Imam 'ali advocated a theocracy as the only legitimate form of government,
though a theocracy is the prototypical state in Islam.3 at the very least, he
appreciated that human governance might embrace diverse forms of government
, some ...
Author: M. Ali Lakhani
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
This is the definitive introduction to the writings of 'Ali, who was the son-in-law to the Prophet Muhammad, the fourth caliph to Sunni Muslims, and the central figure in Shi'a Islam. Two essays in this anthology won awards at the International Congress on Iman 'Ali, Tehran, 2001. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, pronounced them, among the best writings on this extraordinary figure in Western languages and are obligatory reading for anyone interested in 'Ali.
This is the definitive introduction to the writings of 'Ali, who was the son-in-law to the Prophet Muhammad, the fourth caliph to Sunni Muslims, and the central figure in Shi'a Islam.
Author: M. Ali Lakhani
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
The Sayings and Wisdom of Imam Ali Trans . Yate , Asadullah ad - Dhaakir . 591
William C. Chittick Ibn al - ' Arabi's Metaphysics of Imagination : The Sufi Path of
Knowledge Albany , New York , State University of New York Press , 1989 , p .
Author: Laurence Galian
Publisher: Quiddity Incorporated
This volume introduces Islam for "westerners who seek to understand Islam on a personal level." The author wrote this as his response to the claim that secular democracy and capitalism are the pinnacle of civilization. The book caused a public scandal when it first appeared in Europe because of people's shock that the author, a German, had accepted Islam. His stated primary objective is to build bridges between Islam and the West.
And yet it is tempting to ask oneself , what , for example , would have become of
Islam if ' Ali ibn Abi Talib , obvious candidate ... and sayings ( Qum 1989 ) , also
found in Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri ; The Sayings and Wisdom of Imam ' Ali , Bury St
Author: Murad Wilfried Hofmann
Publisher: Amana Publications
This book contains the most eloquent words dating over 1400 years but is timeless in value-a treasure of positivity and wisdom in the truest form. The quotes within center around the virtuous legacy of the renowned figure, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib, also known as the Lion of God-who was the cousin, son-in-law, and successor of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His character is a symphony of contrasting virtues in flawless balance, which has inspired millions, including me. Above all, his quotes are a source of tranquillity that will bring you immense value and guide you to progress towards goodness in this temporary world. (Proceeds from this book's sale are donated to humanitarian causes, such as; alleviating food hunger, medical assistance to the needy, orphan care & more) Black & White version
This book contains the most eloquent words dating over 1400 years but is timeless in value-a treasure of positivity and wisdom in the truest form.
Author: Rehaan Khan
And when it is the boy's turn to pose a question , the Qadhi is simply dumbstruck
and stuttering for words . full account of the ... The knowledge which the Imam
displayed was God - given , for as the Holy Qur'an attests ( 19:12 ) , the Almighty
can grant wisdom to even a mere child . مرور ol Zayn al - ' Abideen - AS ) son of
Hussayn ( AS ) the Martyr of Karbala , son of Ameer al - Mu'mineen Imam Ali ibn
29 , 1959 It gives me pleasure to take this opportunity to send you this message
on this holy day -- the ar.niversary of the birthday of Imam Ali -- prince of the
faithful and of wisdom and eloquence -- whose life is a source of object lessons
for us ...
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Category: World politics
THE ENLIGHTENED SAYINGS OF HAZRAT 'ALI The Right Hand of the Prophet Translation & Introduction by Paul Smith Hazrat 'Ali (598-661) was Prophet Mohammed's nephew, son-in-law and favourite and was the first Imam of the Shi'ites and the fourth of the true caliphs of the Sunnis. Sufi Masters believe in Ali as one of the 'Seven Great Ones' in the first generation of teachers and many in orders of Dervishes trace their spiritual ancestry back to him. Hazrat Ali's sayings are published as Nahj al-Balagh or 'The Peak of Experience'... a treasury of wisdom and divine grace. It is said that he wrote the original Koran in his own blood as Prophet Mohammed gave it. He also composed a Divan of enlightened poetry and one of his important, profound ghazals is translated in the Introduction on his Life, Times & Works to this book. Pages 260. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'. "It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. "Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith." Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart. "Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Hindi, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Shah Latif, Mahsati, Makhfi, Mu'in. Majnun, Mansur Hallaj, Abu Sa'id, Sarmad and others, and his own poetry, fiction, children's books, plays, biographies and a dozen screenplays.
He also composed a Divan of enlightened poetry and one of his important, profound ghazals is translated in the Introduction on his Life, Times & Works to this book. Pages 273. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'.
Author: Hazrat 'Ali
... al - balaghah is the best anthology ever compiled of Imam ' Ali's sermons ,
speeches , sayings and letters , one should ... generation after the Holy Prophet (
S ) have quoted parts of the sermons , wisdom sayings and prayers of Imam ' Ali (
A ) ...
Papers presented at a International Congress on "Nahjul Balagha and Inter-Religious Understanding", held at New Delhi, India, from 17-19 April, 1995.
Each word contains treasures of truth , and each point is full of oceasons of
wisdom . The knowledgeable and the wise can easily realise that the words of
Hazrat Ali ( PBUH ) are based upon truth and are full of vision and wisdom . The
Author: Shah Mohammad Waseem
Category: Hadith (Shiites)