The Sayings and Wisdom of Imam `Ali

Table of Contents

    • Part One: Allah and the Life Transaction (Religion) of Islam
      • Chapter 1: Allah
        • Oneness and Lordship
        • The Attributes of Allah
        • The Greatness of Allah
        • Praise and Gratitude towards Allah
        • The Decree and Destiny
        • Seeking Help from Allah and Relying on Him
      • Chapter 2: Prophethood: The Message and Spiritual Succession
        • The Message and Prophethood
        • The Messengers and the Prophets
        • Muhammad the Messenger of Allah
        • The Imamate and Spiritual Succession
        • The Family of the Prophet
        • The Companions of Imam `Ali
        • The Knowledge of the Imam
      • Chapter 3: The Promised Day of Return
        • Death
        • This World and the Next
        • The Resurrection
        • The Garden and the Fire
      • Chapter 4: Islam
        • The Life Transaction (Religion) of Islam
        • The Noble Qur’an
        • Belief and the Qualities of the Believer
        • The Pillars of Islam (the Acts of Worship)
        • The Prayer
        • The Fast
        • The Zakat and the Khums Taxes
        • The Pilgrimage
        • Jihad
        • Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil
        • Truth and Falsehood
        • Charity
      • Chapter 5: The Individual and the Creator
        • Obedience and Disobedience towards Allah
        • Remembrance and Supplication
        • Turning to Allah and Seeking Forgiveness
        • Being in Awe and Those who are in Awe
        • Fear and Hope
        • Worship
        • Fear of Allah
        • Good Actions and Bad Actions
        • Success
        • Ease and Hardship
        • Sustenance
        • Satan and Trial
        • Needs
        • Blessings
        • Paths of Salvation
        • Mercy
    • Part Two: Man and Society
      • Chapter 6: Man and His Characteristics
        • Keeping Watch over the Self and Taking into Account
        • Faults of the Self and Correcting Them
        • The Heart
        • The Intellect
        • The Tongue
        • Human Nature
        • Man’s Allotted Life-Time
      • Chapter 7: Education and Conduct
        • Searching for Knowledge
        • Knowledge and Acting on It
        • The Purity and Nobility of Knowledge
        • The Station of the Men of Knowledge
        • Knowledge and Ignorance
        • Advice about Good Health
        • Counsel
        • Encouragement to Be Correct in One’s Actions
      • Chapter 8: Good Character and Courteous Behavior
        • Good Character
        • Abstinence
        • Modesty and Nobility
        • Contentment
        • Patience
        • Generosity and Miserliness
        • Curbing One’s Passions
        • Forbearance and Forgiveness
        • Safeguarding Secrets and Fulfilling Trusts
        • Being Considerate
        • Trustworthiness, Benevolence, and Gratitude
        • Humility
        • Justice and Equity
        • Doing Good and Avoiding Evil
        • Intention
        • Knowledge of the Limits of the Self
        • Veiling Faults
        • Learning from Events and Reflecting on Them
        • Prudence and Correct Judgment
        • Excusing Oneself
        • Consulting with Others
      • Chapter 9: Unpleasant and Objectionable Qualities
        • Lying
        • Oppression
        • Greed and Covetousness
        • Backbiting and Slander
        • Anger and Foolishness
        • Vanity and Arrogance
        • Envy
        • Hypocrisy
        • Despair and Hopelessness
        • Deviation from the Right Path
        • Inquisitiveness
        • Bad Opinion of Others
      • Chapter 10: Courtesy in Society and Having Good Relations
        • People
        • Having Good Relations
        • Being Close to One’s Brothers
        • Educating Children
        • Rights of Neighbors
        • Courtesy in Society
        • Courtesy at Gatherings
      • Chapter 11: Economics, Politics, and Military Action
        • Economic Activity
        • Political Activity
        • Military Activity

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