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TITLENahj al-Balághah: The Wisdom and Eloquence of 'Alí
AUTHOR 1 al-Sharif al-Radi
CONTRIB 1Tahera Qutbuddin, trans.
DATE_THIS2024
TITLE_PARENTIslamic Translation Series, Volume: 15.
PUB_THISBrill
CITY_THISLeiden
ABSTRACTCritical edition and translation Imam Ali's orations and reflections, showcasing his wisdom on piety, virtue, and governance. No mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
NOTES Mirrored from brill.com/display/title/69007.
TAGS- Islam; Imam Ali; Imams; Shiism
 
CONTENT
About: Nahj al-Balāghah, the celebrated compendium of orations, letters, and sayings of ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (d. 40/661) compiled by al-Sharīf al-Raḍī (d. 406/1015), is a masterpiece of Arabic literature and Islamic wisdom studied and memorized avidly and continually for over a thousand years. Showcasing ʿAlī’s life and travails in his own words, it also transcribes his profound reflections on piety and virtue, and on just and compassionate governance. Tahera Qutbuddin’s meticulously researched critical edition based on the earliest 5th/11th-century manuscripts, with a lucid, annotated facing-page translation, brings to the modern reader the power and beauty of this influential text, and confirms the aptness of Raḍī’s title, “The Way of Eloquence.”
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LANG THISEnglish and Arabic
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