Nahj al-balāgha (Arabic: نهج البلاغة -Imam 'Ali's

Nahj al-balāgha (Arabic: نهج البلاغة)

 (the height of Eloquence) is a group of sayings and writings of Imam 'Ali (a) that have been compiled via al-Sayyid al-Radi in late 4th/10th century (finished in four hundred/1009-1010). The criterion for choosing the sayings has been the eloquence of speech. The eloquence in this compilation is at such a excessive level that even though al-Sayyid al-Radi become a notable poet and outstanding guy of literature and had great works, regarded this compilation an honor for himself.


Nahj al-balagha has been prepared into three elements: sermons, letters and quick sayings. At some stage in the sermons, Imam (a) calls human beings to obey God's orders and abandon prohibitions and in his letters advises his dealers to study the rights of human beings. Kalimat al-qisar (short sayings) of Nahj al-balagha are a group of wise sayings said at the peak of Eloquence.
Motivation of gathering Imam 'Ali's (a) phrases

Inside the introduction of Nahj al-balagha, al-Sayyid al-Radi wrote:

"In my early age at the sunrise of kids I started out writing Khasa'is al-a'imma on the traits of the Imams overlaying the account of their virtues and masterpieces of their utterances. The motive of the compilation become said by using me within the beginning of the ebook. Therein I completed the portion referring to the account of Amir al-mu'minin Ali (peace be upon him) however I could not whole that part concerning the opposite Imams due to impediments of the time and obstacles of the times. I divided the e-book into numerous chapters and sections, in a way for its closing phase to contain whatever have been associated with 'Ali's (a) short utterances including counsels, maxims arid, proverbs but now not long lectures and unique discourses.

style="text-align: justify;"> A number of my buddies and brothers-in-faith, whilst thinking at its delicate and blossoming expressions, renowned the contents of this specific segment, and favored me to finish a book which ought to cover all the varieties of the utterances of Amir almu'minin, which includes various substances together with lectures, letters, counsels, ethics, and many others., as they had been satisfied that the complete lawsuits would contain wonders and surprises of eloquence and rhetorics, fantastic jewels of Arabic language and shining expressions approximately faith; accrued in any other paintings, nor observed together in every other ebook, because Amir al-mu'minin was the fountain of eloquence and the supply of rhetorics. Via him the hidden cuisine of eloquence and rhetorics got here to mild, and from him have been learnt its standards and policies. Each speaker and orator needed to tread on his footprints and every eloquent preacher availed of his utterances.

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