Nahj al-Balagha

The Nahj al-Balagha (نهج البلاغة‎ Nahj-ul Balāgha(h), "The Peak or Way of Eloquence") is the most famous collection of sermons, letters, and sayings attributed to Ali, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad. It was collected by Sharif al-Razi, a Shia scholar in the 10th century CE (4th century AH). Known for its eloquent content, it is considered a masterpiece of literature in Islam.

10 Books

12 Articles

7 Files

Are Women Deficient in Intellect and Faith?

An exploration of the sermon on the deficiencies of women attributed to Imam ‘Ali (ع) in Nahj al-Balaghah (n.80) by Amina Inloes

Attitudes of Passengers

This is an extract from the Sermon of Imam Ali (a) explaining the attitudes of those who fear God and lead their lives in this world as passengers in this temporary world.

My Dear Son

‘My dear son’ is a selection from letter no. 31 of Imam Ali (a) in Nahjul Balagha which he wrote to Imam Hassan (a) in the form of a will.

O Malik

This presentation is adapted from Letter #53 of Nahjul Balaghah. It comprises instructions for an Islamic Government written by Imam Ali (a) when he appointed Malik Ashtar as the governor of Egypt in 38 A.H.

Sober Life

This is an extract from Nahjul Balagha in which Imam Ali (a) advised ways of leading a useful and sober life.

Attitudes of His Fear

This is an extract from the sermon of Imam Ali (a) in Nahjul Balaghah explaining the attitudes of those fear God.