Imam Ali - History & Politics

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).

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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 divi

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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.

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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 در

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Story of the Holy Ka’aba And its People

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

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‘Ali: The Best of the Sahabah

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 Ami

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On The Khilafah Of ‘Ali Over Abu Bakr

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

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

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The Voice of Human Justice (Sautu'l 'Adalati'l Insaniyah)

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.

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Commentary On Kumayl Supplication

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).


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.

Ghadir Khumm, Where Religion Was Brought to Perfection

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 Al

The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad: Imam ‘Ali

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 sp

Various Sayings of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)

Various Sayings of Imam ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

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

By: Muhammad Mahdi Mahrizi

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Imam Ali (a.s.)'s Book of Government

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

Certainty Uncovered

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.

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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The Ideal Islamic Government

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.

Imam ‘Ali Sunshine of Civilized Islam

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.

Lessons from the Nahjul Balaghah

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, pe

Commentary on Sermon 80 of Nahjul Balaghah

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 th

Imam ‘Ali’s First Treatise On The Islamic Ethics And Education

In this book, the author first discusses what ethics essentially is, and the views of various philosophers and schools of thought on it.

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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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.

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A Lecture on Nahjul Balagha

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

Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Allegiance

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

Was Imam ‘Ali a Misogynist?

The authenticity of the information in Nahjul Balagha is rarely challenged.

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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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Polarization Around the Character of Ali ibn Abi Talib

Murtadha Mutahhari, in this book has studied Imam Ali’s personality in regard with the attraction and repulsion.

The Sufferings of Amirol Mo’minin, Ali ibn Abi Talib: Life and Martyrdom

This text offers a brief insight into the challenges and sufferings of Imam Ali (as) before and after the passing of holy Prophet (saw), the battles he faces and during the time of the holy Imam's

The Philanthropic Ideals in Imam Ali's Rule

This paper examines the ethical ideals in the practice of Imam Ali particularly as illustrated in his letter to Malik al-Ashtar, and demonstrates the philanthropic principles that statesmen ought t

Remembering Master of Masters

This presentation is prepared for the occasion of birth of Imam Ali (a) discussing his amazing traits, one of which was his mastery over the Arabic language.

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End of Successful Journey

This is an account of last few days of glorious life of Imam Ali (as). He was martyred on 21st Ramazan, 40 A.H.

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The Emphasis on Justice in Nahjul Balaghah

Imam Ali (a.s.) was a model of justice at a time when the world was not ready to bear it. It was for this reason that justice has been greatly emphasized in the Nahjul Balaghah.