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Ali b. Abi Talib: Reflection of a Prophet by M. K. Zeineddine

By M. K. Zeineddine

This e-book units the scene for a compelling tale of an Imam who earned Prophet Muhammad’s entire belief and particular awareness from an early age. Eloquent in speech, gallant in conflict and clever in counsel—that is Ali b. Abi Talib, the hugely praised by way of the Quran and the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family). well-known by means of jap and Western thinkers like Thomas Carlyle who defined the Imam as, ‘a noble-minded creature as he exhibits himself, now and constantly afterwards; jam-packed with affection, of fiery bold. anything chivalrous in him: courageous as a lion; but with a grace, a fact and affection useful of Christian knighthood.’

Touching on one of many gravest problems with our time—terrorism—this e-book can end up awfully beneficial to readers of all faiths, rather Muslims, who may perhaps comprehend from Ali himself the genuine which means of jihad to be able to shield peace and advance societies; now not an excuse to advertise worry, lack of knowledge and destruction.

In the classical tapestry of this booklet, we are going to additionally introduce Ali’s perspectives on concerns of affection, remembrance, justice, freedom and information, which really replicate the prophetic personality of this grand determine. The purpose is to color an evocative portrait of Ali as one among history’s so much charismatic personalities. every one bankruptcy is replete with drama, historical past and phrases of knowledge from Ali, extracted from his sermons and letters within the well-known e-book, height of Eloquence or Nahj al-Balagha. nearly all of hadiths were conscientiously chosen from mainstream students reminiscent of Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Tirmidhi and so forth who didn't inevitably proportion a similar religion as Ali’s, but liked his ardour for humanity.

M. ok. Zeineddine is a author with willing curiosity within the chic teachings of Prophet Muhammad and his humans of the home (ahl al-bayt). Given his broad examine, the writer is of the powerful opinion that Islam is a faith of peace, love and tolerance regardless of what has been unjustly campaigned opposed to it in the course of the centuries. The awesome virtues of ahl al-bayt, with Ali b. Abi Talib being a famous determine, stand a transparent facts of that.

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