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Literature Review

Nahjul Balagha: Peak of Eloquence Reviewed by Amineh Pryor, Ph.D.

Nahjul Balagha, Peak of Eloquence is an extraordinary resource that teaches about the life and work of Hazrat Amir al-Momenin Ali in Islam. It chronicles history, and provides discourses on theology, metaphysics, philosophy, worship, government, justice, moral teachings, the world and worldliness, and many other subjects. This book is presented in twelve parts that include 239 sermons, 70 letters, and numerous instructions and sayings of Hadith of Imam Ali. From these teachings and writings we further understand the complexity and circumstances of the time. The momentousz person of Amir al-Momenin Ali is revealed in his unwavering religious and spiritual capacity, as well as his remarkable ability to influence societal revolution through his vision and values. Peak of Eloquence goes into detail about Imam Ali’s life, revealing his characteristics, values and belief system. It is a book that can be used for reference on holy days to remind us of the direct words that were spoken and the messages conveyed. For students of the essence of Islam, it illuminates the historicity of the highest, most prosperous form of witnessing. This book is a record from the heart of a Master who understood the highest quality and potential of a human being. In this way, it is a great gift and one that may be returned to for remembrance and reflection.


Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 3

By Amir al-Momenin Ali Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc., Elmhurst, New York. Seventh U.S. Edition Softcover 990 pages

Sufism: an inquiry - Vol16.3  

A journal for people of the heart.

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