Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (8) Zuhd and Freedom Another ingredient of zuhd is love of freedom and independence. The union between zuhd and freedom is as primordial as it is...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (7) Sympathy and Kindness The sympathy and the willingness to share the suffering of the needy and the deprived is another ingredient of zuhd. When the...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (6) The Zahid and the Monk We said that Islam encourages zuhd but condemns monasticism. Both the zahid and the ascetic monk seek abstinence from...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (5) Islamic Zuhd and Christian Asceticism In the last section we said that zuhd, as defined by the Nahj al-balaghah, is a spiritual state that makes the...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (4) Taqwa is Immunity not Restraint We have already mentioned some of the various elements found in the spiritual advices (mawa'iz) of the Nahj al-...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (3) Taqwa (Piety) Taqwa is one of the most frequent motifs of the Nahj al-balaghah. In fact, it would be hard to find another book that emphasizes this...
The Meaning of Imam (3) Some of the hadiths pertaining to Ghadir Khumm, the investiture of Ali, and the significance of the Household of the Porphet are cited here: Hadith Ghadir The Prophet (SW) of...
The Meaning of Imam (2) Shi'ism has studied and investigated the primordial nature of man and the continuous tradition of wisdom that has survived among men, It has penetrated into the principal...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (2) Maw'izah and Khitabah (Exhortation and Oratory) Maw'izah also differs from khitabah (oratory, rhetoric). Although oratory also deals with emotions,...
Nahj al-Balaghah and It's Spiritual Teachings (1) Inimitable Moral Teaching Moral and spiritual teachings constitute the greater part of the Nahj al-balaghah making up almost half of the book. More...
The Last Will of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (AS) Imam Ali's (AS) last will to his sons Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) after the attempt on his life by a stab from Ibn Muljam: My advice to you is...
Evidences for Imam Ali’s Guardianship (2) A Comment about Shur Out of what is mentioned, it became clear for us that caliphate, in the perspective of the Shiah, being according to Allah’s will and...

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