The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam: The Teachings of ʻAlī Ibn Abī Ṭālib

Voorkant
World Wisdom, Inc, 2006 - 176 pagina's
Through the wisdom of his teachings, their profound metaphysical insights and practical guidance, and the exemplary life that he led, 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (599-661) is regarded as a paragon of wisdom, piety and virtue and is not only a great Muslim but a great religious leader whose universal message of truth is relevant for all time. The son in law of the prophet Mohammed, he is revered by both Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, for whom he is the first Imam and the Prophet's spiritual successor. He was assassinated in 661. The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam is an anthology of essays on the teachings of the first Shia Imam (the fourth Caliph of Sunni Islam and one of the forefathers of Sufism) dealing with the metaphysical foundations of human governance.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Imam Ali Truth and Justice
3
Imam Alis Letter to Malik alAshtar
61
Ali ibn Abi Talibs Ethics of Mercy in the Mirror of the Persian Sufi Tradition
109
Note on Ali ibn Abi Talib c600661 CE
147
Notes on Contributors
151
Index of Arabic Terms
153
Index of Quranic References
155
Index of Proper Names
157
General Index
159
Sources Referred to in the Text
165
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Pagina 6 - Verily, we offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and shrank from it; but man bore it: verily, he is ever unjust and ignorant.

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