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Beware of the poor!
Beware! Fear God when dealing with the problem of the poor who have non to patronize, who are forlorn, indigent and helpless and are greatly torn in mind -victims of the vicissitudes of Time...

Imam Ali's Advice to His Son; Imam Hassan
He wrote this letter for al-Hasan ibn 'Ali 1 (his son - peace be upon them), when Amir al-mu'minin encamped at al-Hadirin on his way back from Siffin...

Imam Ali's Advice to Kumayl Ibn Ziyad An-Nakha'i
Kumayl ibn Ziyad An-Nakha'i 34 has related: Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, caught hold of my hand and took me to the graveyard. When he had passed through the graveyard and left the city behind, he breathed a deep sigh and said:...

Imam Ali's Great Companion
In the past I had a brother-in-faith [1] and he was prestigious in my view because the world was humble in his eyes, the needs of the stomach did not have sway over him, he did not long for what he did not get...

Imam Ali's Letter to Malik al-Ashtar Part 1
Written1 for (Malik) al-Ashtar an-Nakha'i, when the position of Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr had become precarious, and Amir al-mu'minin had appointed al- Ashtar as the Governor of Egypt and the surrounding areas; it is the longest document and contains the greatest number of beautiful sayings.

Imam Ali's Letter to Malik al-Ashtar Part 2
Written1 for (Malik) al-Ashtar an-Nakha'i, when the position of Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr had become precarious, and Amir al-mu'minin had appointed al- Ashtar as the Governor of Egypt and the surrounding areas; it is the longest document and contains the greatest number of beautiful sayings.

Imam Ali's sermon on getting ready for the next world and following Allah's commandments
Imam Ali's sermon on getting ready for the next world and following Allah's commandments.

Imam Ali's Sermon on the Virtues of the Pious
It is related that a companion of Amir al-mu'minin called Hammam1 who was a man devoted to worship said to him, "O' Amir al-mu'minin, describe to me the pious man in such a way as though I see them."

Sermon 1 of Nahj al-Balagha: About God's Creation
In this sermon he recalls the creation of Earth and Sky and the creation of Adam and in it he mentions the Hajj

Sermon 100 of Nahj al-Balagha, About the Holy Prophet and his Descendants
Praise be to Allah Who spreads His bounty throughout the creation, and extends His hand of generosity among them. We praise Him in all His affairs and seek His assistance for fulfilment of His rights. We stand witness that there is no god except He and that Muhammad (p.b.u.h.a.h.p. ) is His slave and Prophet.

Sermon 103 of Nahj al-Balagha: About abstemiousness and fear of Allah
O people! Look at the world like those who abstain from it, and turn away from it. By Allah, it would shortly turn out its inhabitants and cause grief to the happy and the safe. That which turns and goes away from it never returns and that which is likely to come about is not known or anticipated...

Sermon 104 of Nahj al-Balagha: About the condition of the people before the proclamation of prophethood and the Prophet's performance in spreading his message
Certainly Allah Almighty sent Muhammad (S) as Prophet while no one among the Arabs read the Book nor claimed prophethood or revelation. He had to fight those who disobeyed him in company with those who followed him, leading them towards their salvation and hastening with them lest death overtook them...

Sermon 106 of Nahj al-Balagha: About Islam
Praise belongs to Allah, who established Islam and made it easy for those who approach it and gave strength to its columns against any one who tries to overpower it. So Allah made it (a source of) peace for him who clings to it, safety for him who enters it, argument for him who speaks about it,...

Sermon 12: Does your brother love us? ...
When [1] Allah gave him (Amir al-mu’minin) victory over the enemy at the Battle of Jamal one of his comrades said on that occasion, “I wish my brother so-and-so had been present and he too would have seen what success and victory Allah had given you,”...

Sermon 17 of Nahj al-Balagha: Among all the people the most detested before Allah are two persons...
About those who sit for dispensation of justice among people but are not fit for it.

Sermon 18 of Nahj al-Balagha in disparagement of the differences of view among the theologians
When1 a problem is put before anyone of them he passes judgement on it from his imagination. When exactly the same problem is placed before another of them he passes an opposite verdict. Then these judges go to the chief who had appointed them and he confirms all the verdicts, although their Allah is One (and the same), their Prophet is one (and the same), their Book (the Qur’an) is one (and the s...

Sermon 2 of Nahj al-Balagha : The Status of Ahl al-Bayt
They (Ahl al-Bayt) are the trustees of His secrets, shelter for His affairs, source of knowledge about Him, centre of His wisdom, valleys for His books and mountains of His religion. With them Allah straightened the bend of religion’s back and removed the trembling of its limbs...

Sermon 20 of Nahj al-Balagha: Death and taking lessons from it
Indeed, if you could see that which has been seen by those of you who have died, you would be puzzled and troubled. Then you would have listened and obeyed; but what they have seen is yet curtained off from you...

Sermon 21 of Nahj al-Balagha: Your ultimate goal is before you ...
Your ultimate goal (reward or punishment) is before you. Behind your back is the hour (of resurrection) which is driving you on. Keep (yourself) light and overtake (the forward ones). Your last ones are being awaited by the first ones (who have preceded).

Sermon 23 Nahj al-Balagha: About keeping aloof from envy, and our responsibility towards kith and kin
Whoever holds up his hand from (helping) his kinsmen, he holds only one hand, but at the time of his need many hands remain held up from helping him. One who is sweet tempered can retain the love of his people for good.