Imam Ali

  • Nahjul Balagha Part 1, The Sermons

    The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of the supremely eloquent sermons of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him). Nahjul Balagha contains 240 sermons given by Imam Ali (a), dealing with a wide variety of topics including our existence, relationship with the Almighty, building a God-fearing personality, and the Imam's (a) reflections upon historical incidents.

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  • Various Sayings of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)
    by: Imam Ali (a)

    An Extract of Du’a Kumayl

    The following sayings of Imam ‘Ali (as) are taken from Du'a Kumail,

    trans. N. Husayn Mardi, Chehel Sotoon Theological School: Iran, 1989.

    The most complete gift of God is a life based on knowledge.

    The innumerable fools have made the learned very scarce.

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  • Nahjul Balagha Part 2, Letters and Sayings

    The English translation (accompanied with original Arabic text) of a collection of letters and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) that provide divine wisdom and eternal guidance for his followers.
    The Sermons of Imam 'Ali can be found here:

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  • A Letter from Father to Son, The Last Will of Ali ibn Abi Talib (a)

    After returning from the Battle of Siffin, Imam ‘Ali (a) gave certain pieces of advice to one of his sons. Some historians consider him to be Imam Hasan (a) while others are of the opinion that he was Muhammad al-Hanafiyya.

    He wrote the letter in the form of a will. They deal with almost every aspect of life which goes a long way to make a man successful in life - brave, humane, generous, virtuous and pious.

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  • The Life of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abu Talib (as)

    The Life of the Commander of the Faithful Ali Ibn Abu Talib (as)

    (This part gives) an account of the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the first of the Imams of the believers, of the rulers (wulat) of the Muslims and of God's (appointed) successors in religion after the Apostle of God, the truthful one and the trusted one, Muhammad Ibn Abd Allah, the seal of the Prophets, blessings on him and his pure family.

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  • Nahjul Balaghah - Juzuu ya Kwanza

    Kitabu kilichoko mkononi mwako ni tarjumi kutoka lugha ya Kiarabu ya kitabu maarufu katika ulimwengu wa Kiislamu, Nahju 'l-Balaghah. Kitabu hiki kitachapishwa katika majalada mbali mbali, na hili ulilo nalo mkononi ni jalada la kwanza.

    Nahju 'l-Balaghah ni mkusanyiko wa khutba, barua na maelekezo ya Imam Ali (a.s.). Mengi yamesemwa kuhusu ubora na ufasaha wa maneno yaliyomo katika khutba na harua hizo. Kwa ufupi, Nahju 'l-Balaghah ni kilele cha ufasaha.

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  • Ukweli Uliopotea - Sehemu ya Pili
    by: Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiarabu kiitwacho al-Haqiqatu ‘dh-Dha’i’ah kilichoandikwa na Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad. Sisi tumekiita, Ukweli Uliopotea. Kwa vile kitabu hiki ni kikubwa, sisi tumekigawa katika juzuu tano ili kiwe chepesi kusomwa na wasomaji wetu wa Kiswahili. Hiki ulichonacho mkononi mwako ni juzuu ya pili.

    Kitabu hiki ni utafiti uliofanywa na mwanachuoni huyo wa Kiislamu kuhusu madhehebu za Kiislamu. Utafiti wake huu ulihusisha pia maho- jiano na mijadala baina yake na na masheikh wa Kiwahabi na maustadh wake katika chuo alikosoma.

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  • Polarization Around the Character of Ali ibn Abi Talib
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    The qualities and practices of Imam Ali (a) that caused others to be attracted to him, including love and devotion to God. The qualities and practices that made his enemies hate him, including his opinions on the caliphate and his sense of democracy.

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  • Nahjul Balaghah - Juzuu ya Pili

    Kitabu kilichoko mkononi mwako ni tarjumi kutoka lugha ya Kiarabu ya kitabu maarufu katika ulimwengu wa Kiislamu, Nahju 'l-Balaghah. Kitabu hiki kitachapishwa katika juzuu mbili, na hii uliyo nayo mkononi ni juzuu ya pili.

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  • ‘Ali: The Best of the Sahabah
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    This book is an in-depth academic critique, and a thoroughly investigative refutation, of Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah’s Minhaj al-Sunnah on the specific question of Abu Bakr’s alleged superiority over Amir al-Muminin ‘Ali b. Abi Talib. The shaykh has adopted a two-pronged approach in his Minhaj. He presents arguments and proofs to support Abu Bakr’s superiority and discredits all arguments and proofs in favour of ‘Ali’s superiority.

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  • Ghurar Al-Hikam Wa Durar Al-Kalim, Exalted Aphorisms And Pearls Of Speech

    A collection of Aphorisms and short sayings of Imam ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) The book is a late fifth or early sixth century work by Al-Amudi, translated from Arabic, original title غرر الحکم و درر الکلم. The sayings that are more than 11000 in number contain words of wisdom and advice that can benefit everyone in their daily lives. The book contains Arabic text and its English translation.

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  • On The Khilafah Of ‘Ali Over Abu Bakr
    by: Toyib Olawuyi

    This text provides evidence for the Caliphate of Imam Ali (AS) over Abu Bakr using differents Traditions such as Hadith Al-Wilayah,Hadith Al-Tawliyah, and Hadith Al-Wirathah.

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  • The Richest Treasure
    by: Imam Ali (a)

    Imam ‘Ali’s Letter to Malik al-Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt

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  • Story of the Holy Ka’aba And its People
    by: S.M.R. Shabbar

    A detailed history of the Ka'ba, and each of the 14 Ma'sumin (Infallibles)

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  • Orientalists and the Event of Ghadir Khumm
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

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  • 40 Ahadith-Le couronnement de l'Islam, Ghadir

    Ghadir étant le moment de la transmission du Message par Dieu au Prophète Muhamad (saw) de la succession par Ali a.s a travers Jibrail. Qui a été ensuite annoncer au peuple présent qui revenait du Hajj.

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  • La Tradizione di Ghadir, Manifesta documentazione della Wilayah la Guida Islamica
    by: A cura del Gruppo Culturale e di Ricerca Islamica della Santa città di Qom

    La tradizione di Ghadir è una delle chiare testimonianze che dimostra che il nobile Profeta dell’Islam (S) designò alla guida della Ummah islamica il Principe dei Credenti °Ali (as) In questo breve testo vengono analizzati e documentati scritti provenienti per ala maggiore da fonti sunnite, per dimostrare la veridicità di questo avvenimento e il suo reale significato. Titolo Originale: Hadith-e Ghadir sanad-e guyay-e welayat

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  • Ghadir Khumm, Where Religion Was Brought to Perfection
    by: Dr. Hasan Najafi

    This text provides the reader glimpses of the journey back from the farewell pilgrimage heading towards Ghadir Khumm where the religion of Islam was perfected with the divine appointment of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS) as Caliph and successor of the Holy Prophet (SA). The precious moments of selection, announcement, celebration, and public greetings are discussed as the reader reflects on this great event in the history of Islam.

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  • Ghadir
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr, Dr. Sachedina, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Husein Khimjee

    Al-Ghadir is the place where the Muslims had stopped was at Ghadir Khumm. The Prophet then delivered a sermon and appointed Imam Ali, peace be upon him, as his successor.

    This text provides a brief study on the origins of Shi’ism and how the ideology of Wilayah came to existence, and the theological-juridical implications for the Islamic political thought in relation to the Wilayah of Imam Ali (AS).

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  • Commentary On Kumayl Supplication
    by: Allama Husayn Ansariyan

    This book presents a detailed commentary- phrase by phrase- of Dua (Supplication of ) Kumayl taught to the esteemed companion Kumayl ibn Ziyad by Imam Ali (AS).

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  • The Voice of Human Justice (Sautu'l 'Adalati'l Insaniyah)
    by: George Jordac

    The present book is an English translation of Sautu'l `Adalati'l Insaniyah, the biography of the Imam Ali, written in Arabic by George Jordac, a renowned Christian author of Lebanon. It has gained much popularity in the Arab and the Muslim world. Many Muslim and non-Muslim scholars have paid it glowing tributes.

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  • Compilation of Imam Ali's Words and the Classification of Nahj al-Balaghah
    by: Mahdi Mahrizi

    Compilation of Imam Ali's Words and the Classification of Nahj al-Balaghah

    By: Muhammad Mahdi Mahrizi

    Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar
    The article discusses the different types of classifications & the methodology employed in doing it.

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  • Personalities: What Non-Muslims Say About 'Ali, The First Successor of Prophet Muhammad

    A brief text on what non-Muslims have said about Imam Ali (as), the first Shi'a Imam.

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  • Certainty Uncovered
    by: Jamal al-Din ibn Yusuf 'Allamah Hilli

    This book, authored by Allamah Hilli, discusses Imam Ali's merits and virtues during the course of his life, before birth and in his years of youth till his last day. The book discusses Imam Ali's physical excellence and superiority demonstrated in different occasions and the numerous honors which Allah (SWT) bestowed him.

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  • The Ideal Islamic Government
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text presents the ideal Islamic government in the eyes of Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) through his letter to Malik Al Ashtar.

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  • Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam
    by: Muhammad Husayn Tahmasebi

    This text presents Imam Ali's accomplishments and role during and after the life of the Holy Prophet (S). It describes his humane qualities and virtues.

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  • Imam Ali (a.s.)'s Book of Government
    by: Ayatullah Muhammadi Rayshahri

    This text presents Imam Ali's policy in governmental, political, military, social, cultural, economical and judicial affairs in Islam.

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  • Hukumu za Kusisimua Zilizotolewa na Imam Ali [a]
    by: Amiraly M.H. Datoo

    Kitabu hiki anaelezea hukumu ya kisheria na Imam Ali (as)

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  • The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad: Imam ‘Ali
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri

    The text analyzes in details the political-religious place of Imam Ali in Islam, his spiritual relationship to the Prophet Muhammad and his contribution in establishing the Islamic State and the spread of the Faith of Islam; it discusses him as a Caliph and as a statesman, and also what was said about his policy and statesmanship and the causes which led to the accumulations of the difficulties which prevented him from reaching a peaceful and more lasting rule during the days of his caliphate.

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  • La Parola di Ali: Le Sentenze Brevi del Nahju-l-balagah
    by: Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib (as)

    Le sentenze brevi dell'Imam °Alì Bin Abu Talib (as) contenute nel Nahju-l-balaghah

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  • The Contents of Nahjul Balaghah
    by: Dr. Sayyid Wahid Akhtar

    The Contents of Nahjul Balaghah

    Nahjul Balaghah comprises various issues that cover major problems of metaphysics, theology, fiqh, tafsir, hadith, prophetology, imamate, ethics, social philosophy, history, politics, administration, civics, science, rhetoric, poetry, literature, etc.

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  • Conoscere Il Nahj-Ul-Balaghah
    by: Seyyed Jafar Hosseyni

    Lo scopo di Conoscere il Nahj-ul-Balaghah, è quello di dare una breve spiegazione delle principali questioni riguardanti la straordinaria personalità dell’Imam °Ali (as) e i salvanti principi contenuti nel Nahj-ul-Balaghah, una raccolta dei suoi sermoni, lettere e sentenze, e soprattutto, dimostrare la sua autenticità attraverso le parole di alcuni dei grandi sapienti shi°iti e di studiosi che hanno consacrato la gran parte della loro vita allo studio delle tradizioni di questa preziosa opera.

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  • Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

    Ghadir Tradition, The expressive evidence for guardianship

    Prepared by Islamic Sciences and Researches Group– Qom

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  • Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?Eid al-Ghadir: festa religiosa o culturale?
    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

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  • Lessons from the Nahjul Balaghah
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamene'i

    This is a precious book presented to the world of Islam as a brief introduction to the vast phenomenon of Prophethood as it appears in the Nahjul Balaghah of the Commander of the Faithful, ‘Ali, peace be upon him. '

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  • Commentary on Sermon 80 of Nahjul Balaghah
    by: Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi

    An eye opener and intriguing read, this booklet explains and puts into perspective the famous and widely misunderstood sermon given by Amir al-mumineen Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (as) with regard to the “deficiencies” in woman.

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  • Sources of Nahjul Balaghah
    by: Dr. Sayyid Wahid Akhtar

    The most important work of al-Radi is the compilation of selected sermons, letters and sayings of Amir al-Mu'minin 'Ali (as). He selected 241 sermons, 79 letters, and 489 sayings. Those numbers vary in different editions of Nahjul Balaghah. The number of sermons varies from 238 to 241 and the number of letters varies from 77 to 79, whereas sayings vary from 463 to 489.

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  • Personalities: A Sermon Without Dots

    The English translation and brief commentary of the famous sermon of Imam Ali (as) whose text does not contain a single letter with a dot.

    A Sermon Without Dots

    The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: I am the house of wisdom and ‘Ali is its door

    (Sahih al-Tirmidhi, (Cairo edition), Kitab al-Manaqib, vol. 5, p. 637, hadith number 3723)

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  • Imam ‘Ali’s First Treatise On The Islamic Ethics And Education
    by: Zainol Aabideen Qorbani Lahiji

    In this book, the author first discusses what ethics essentially is, and the views of various philosophers and schools of thought on it. After explaining the defects of these philosophies, he presents the view of Imam Ali [a] on ethics as derived from a lengthy treatise that he composed.

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  • Il Messaggio di Ghadir : Traduzione del Testo Integrale

    Traduzione integrale del celebre Sermone che il Profeta (S) fece il giorno di Ghadir, quando designò l'Imam °Ali (as) come suo successore.


    In nome di Allah,il Clemente,il Misericordioso

    Proponiamo la traduzione integrale del Sermone pronunciato dal Profeta(S) a Ghadir Kumm

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  • Causes of Enmity with Imam Ali (as) in the Light of Nahjul Balaghah
    by: Sayyid 'Ali Reza Wasi'i

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  • Maadili ya Kiislamu katika Vita
    by: Ustadh Shahid Murtadha Mutahhari

    Hii ni makala ya maadili ya Kislamu katika Vita.

    Maadili ya Kiislamu Katika Vita

    Mu'awiyah bin Abu Sufyan alikuwa akitawala Sham kama liwali karibu miaka 16. Katika kipindi hicho alikuwa akijitayarisha kushika ukhalifa bila ya kumwarifu mtu yeyote.
    Alitumia kila fursa aliyoipata kutekeleza azma yake.

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  • La battaglia di Basra durante il califfato dell Imam Ali (as)
    by: Associazione Islamica Imam Mahdi

    La battaglia di Basra durante il califfato dell Imam Ali (as)

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  • A Lecture on Nahjul Balagha
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    This book aims to clarify some of the misunderstandings shown by some people about Nahjul Balagha.

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  • Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib – Tribute by Western Intellectuals

    This presentation is a collection of tributes paid to Imam Ali (a) by famous Western intellectuals, including intellectuals, writers, philosophers, poets, politicians, and activists.

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  • Imam Ali (A) the Herald of Unity Part 1
    by: Seyyed Kazem MirJalil
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  • Imam Ali (A) the Herald of Unity Part 2
    by: Seyyed Kazem MirJalili
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  • Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance
    by: Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) and Allegiance
    By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (r.a.)

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