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Nahj ul Balagha; Letter to Ziyad ibn Abih

SHAFAQNA-Ziyad was the son of a slave named Ubayd, his mother was Sumaiyya, a slave-girl of Haarith bin Kalda, a woman of flexible virtues and very elastic conscience. But Ziyad grew up to be an intelligent man and a very good orator. Everybody…

Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental…

From Nahj ul Balaghah

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SHAFAQNA-  ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) [وفيها مباحث لطيفة من العلم الالهي] [الْحَمْدُ للهِ] الَّذِي لَمْ تَسْبِقْ لَهُ حَالٌ حالاً، فَيَكُونَ…

From Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) في استنفار الناس إلى الشام [بعد فراغه من أمر الخوارج] [وفيها يتأفف بالناس، وينصح لهم بطريق السداد] أُفٍّ…

From Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) [وهو بعض خطبة طويلة خطبها يوم الفطر] [وفيها يحمد الله ويذم الدنيا] [حمد الله] الْحَمْدُ للهِ غَيْرَ…

From Nahjul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- 4. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Incapability is a catastrophe; endurance is bravery; abstinence is riches; self-restraint is a shield (against sin); and the best companion is submission (to Allah's will). 4. وَ…

From Nahjolbalaghah; Imam Ali (AS) instructions to his family a little before his martyrdom

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SHAFAQNA- ومن كلام له (عليه السلام) قاله قُبَيْلَ موته لمّا ضربه ابن ملجم على سبيل الوصية وَصِيَّتِي لَكُمْ: أَنْ لاَ تُشْرِكُوا بِاللهِ…

From Nahjulbalaga, Imam Ali's invocation to Allah whenever he faced an enemy.

SHAFAQNA- وكان(عليه السلام) يقول إذا لقى العدوّ محارباً اللَّهُمَّ إِلَيْكَ أَفْضَتِ الْقُلُوبُ، وَمُدَّتِ الاَْعْنَاقُ، وَشَخَصَتِ…

British Priest Translates Renowned Muslim Book (Nahju ul Balagha) into English

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SHAFAQNA-A Christian priest from Britain has translated 169 sermons by Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), into English. Mohammad Reza Fakhr Rouhani, a faculty member at Qom University, says a thin but very important…

The Commentaries on Nahj al Balaghah

SHAFAQNA- Since the times of al-Radi, Nahj al-balaghah has been a subject of study and interpretation. As reported earlier al Sayyid al-Murtada's daughter used to narrate her uncle's work, and the book had become a subject of study in academic…

Imamat as Defined in Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA- The discussion of the question of Imamat may raise certain queries in the mind of our readers. Here we advance our views about these queries. In this respect the main questions are only two. I. Every nation tries to project the…

Humanity in Nahjul Balagha - Dr Rebecca Masterton

SHAFAQNA-Islamic Thought Academic Nahjul Balagha Conference 2012 took place in Peterborough on 30th September 2012. This academic conference explored in depth the wide-ranging themes of faith, humanity and politics in the sermons, letters and…

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Incapability is a catastrophe; endurance is bravery; abstinence is riches; self-restraint is a shield (against sin); and the best companion is submission (to Allah's will).

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ…

Nahjul Balagha in Tatar Language Published in Russia

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SHAFAQNA- A translation of the entire Nahjul Balagha in Tatar language by Muhammad Allam Mustafa was published in Russia. The Russian Foundation of Islamic Studies has published the book in cooperation with Ikhlas Religious Foundation…

Naj ul Balagha; Hadith

SHAFAQNA- 3. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Miserliness is shame; cowardice is a defect; poverty disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; and a destitute person is a stranger in his home town. 3. وَ قَالَ ( عليه‏السلام(:…

From Nahj ul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: He who adopts greed as a habit devalues himself; he who discloses his hardship agrees to humiliation; and he who allows his tongue to overpower his soul debases the soul. 2. وَ قَالَ…

Nahj ul Balaghah - SERMON 61

SHAFAQNA-  ومن كلام له (عليه السلام) لمّا خُوِّف من الغيلة وَإِنَّ عَلَيَّ مِنَ اللهِ جُنَّةً  حَصِينةً، فَإِذَا جَاءَ يَوْمِي انْفَرَجَتْ…

Top inspirational quotes from Imam Ali (A.S.)

Shafaqna - The Sayings of Imam Ali in this article are taken from Nahj al- Balagha: 1. There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves…

Amir al-mu'minin describes herein the members of the Prophet's family

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SHAFAQNA- They are life for knowledge and death for ignorance. Their forbearance tells you of their knowledge, and their silence of the wisdom of their speaking. They do not go against right nor do they differ (among themselves) about it. They…

Amir al-mu'minin's far-sightedness and his staunch conviction in Belief

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SHAFAQNA- Through us you got guidance in the darkness and secured high position, and through us you got out of the gloomy night. The ears which do not listen to the cries may become deaf. How can one who remained deaf to the loud cries (of the…

Creation of Earth and Sky and the birth of Adam

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SHAFAQNA-Praise is due to Allah whose worth cannot be described by speakers, whose bounties cannot be counted by calculators and whose claim (to obedience) cannot be satisfied by those who attempt to do so, whom the height of intellectual courage…

The First Imam, ‘Ali (as) Ibn Abu Talib

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SHAFAQNA- It was Friday 13th of Rajab 30 Amulfeel Hazrat Fatima binte Asad, the wife of Hazrat Abu Talib entered the precincts of the Kaaba and prayed to Allah saying O’my protector ease my pain.’All of a sudden the wall of the Kaaba opened…

Mountains may move from their positions but you should stand firm ...

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (AS) said: Mountains may move from their positions but you should stand firm … and rest assured that victory is from Allah, the Glorified. (Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 11) Source: Iqna.ir