About Nahjul Balagha
Compiler - Syed Razi
Nahjul Balagha - Sermons
Nahjul Balagha - Letters
Nahjul Balagha - Sayings
Peak of Eloquence
Nahjul Balagha contains the sermons, writings and short sayings of that entity, a wise and learned man, about whom the Holy Quran says: “He who possesses knowledge of the Book.” And the Holy Prophet of Islam says: “I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate.” Ali himself proclaims (pointing to his bosom) “Look, here is a heap of knowledge. I wish I could get someone to bear it.” (Saying 147, Nahjul Balagha)
Fawad Afram al Basthanee
Professor Arabic Literature in Quades-e-Eusef College of Beirut
I want to start this work of mine with the selections from the book NAHJUL BALAGHA. It is a work of the greatest thinker of the world. Ali-ibe Abi-Talib.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Illuminates Global Pluralism and Diversity,
Kofi Annan - 7th Secretary General of UN
Imam Ali, the fourth Khalifa after Prophet Muhammed, instructed the governor of Egypt to rule with mercy and tolerance towards all his subjects: "Let the dearest of your treasuries be the treasury of righteous action... Infuse your heart with mercy, love and kindness for your subjects. Be not in the face of them a voracious animal, counting them as easy prey, for they are of two kinds: either they are your brothers in religion or your equals in creation."
Imam Ali (as) Nahjul Balagha - Letter 53 An order to Maalik al-Ashtar
"Remember, Maalik, that amongst your subjects there are two kinds of people: those who have the same religion as you have; they are brothers to you, and those who have religions other than that of yours, they are human beings like you." Men of either category suffer from the same weaknesses and disabilities that human beings are inclined to, they commit sins, indulge in vices either intentionally or foolishly and unintentionally without realizing the enormity of their deeds. Let your mercy and compassion come to their rescue and help in the same way and to the same extent that you expect Allah to show mercy and forgiveness to you..
Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era
As for this young Ali, one cannot but like him. A noble minded creature, as he shows himself, now and always afterwards; full of affection, of fiery daring. Sometimes chivalrous of him; brave as a lion; yet with grace, a truth and affection worthy of Christian knighthood.