This book is divided into seven parts. The introduction analyses the literary excellence and multi-dimensionality of Nahjul-Balagha, quoting various viewpoints expressed about Imam Ali’s eloquence in general and as expressed in the book in particular. The other parts analyse the Nahjul-Balaghah in themes: theology and metaphysics, ibadah and its various levels, justice and righteous government, khilafah, morality, and spirituality. It also covers ethical teachings, in particular the Islamic concept of zuhd (asceticism), and the meaning of the contrast between life in this world and that in the hereafter.