Nahj-ul-Balagha and Ibn Taymiya

 But I heard my teacher, al-‘Imam al-‘Allamah Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah say: “Nahj-ul-Balagha is not al-Sayyid al-Radi’s product. What in this book is the utterance of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib(as) is known, and whatever is from al-Radi that is also known.(al-Wafi bi al-wafayat, vol. 2, p. 375) Excerpt: http://www.nahjulbalagha.org; http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/sermons.php; http://www.nahjulbalagha.org/misconceptions.php, Sermon 11 Delivered in the… Read More Nahj-ul-Balagha and Ibn Taymiya

Imam Ali (a.s.), Intellect al-‘aql, Spirit al-ruh, and Spiritual Commentary ta’wil

To begin with the first, one must assert at the outset that everything about the Imam’s life and his teachings is centred on the Qur’anic revelation and its embodiment in the Prophet’s conduct. [Imam] Ali’s refusal to stop short at the superficial surface of things – religious, ethical, political – manifested an unflinching fidelity to… Read More Imam Ali (a.s.), Intellect al-‘aql, Spirit al-ruh, and Spiritual Commentary ta’wil