Sermons from Nahjul Balagha

Sermons of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib from the Nahjul Balagha

Sermon 069 – Spoken on the morning of the day when Amír al-mu’minín was fatally struck with sword.

Spoken on the morning of the day when Amír al-mu’minín was fatally struck with sword. I was sitting when sleep overtook me. I saw the Prophet of Alláh appear before me, and I said: “O’ Prophet of Alláh! what crookedness and enmity I had to face from the people. “ The prophet of Alláh said: …

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Sermon 068 – Admonishing his companions about careless behavior Amír al-mu’minín said:

How long shall I accord you consideration that is accorded to camels with hollow hump, or to worn clothes which when stitched on one side give way on the other. Whenever a vanguard force of Syria (ash-Shám) hovers over you, everyone of you shuts his door and hides himself like the lizard in its hole …

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Sermon 067 – When Amír al-mu’minín appointed Muhammad ibn Abí Bakr (1) Governor of Egypt

When Amír al-mu’minín appointed Muhammad ibn Abí Bakr (1) Governor of Egyptand he was overpowered and killed, Amír al-mu’minín said:I had intended to send Háshim ibn `Utbah to Egypt and had l done so he would have made way for the opponents nor given them time (to get hold of him). This is without reproach …

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Sermon 066 – When after the death of the Prophet news reached Amír al-mu’minín about the happening in Saqífah of Baní Sá`idah,(1)

When after the death of the Prophet news reached Amír al-mu’minín about the happening in Saqífah of Baní Sá`idah,(1) he enquired what the ansár said. People said that they were  asking for one chief from among them and one from the others, Amír al-mu’minín said: Why did you not argue against them (ansár) that the Prophet …

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Sermon 065 – In some of the days of Siffín Amír al-mu’minín said to his followers about ways of fighting

O’ crowd of Muslims! Make fear of Alláh the routine of your life. Cover yourselves with peace of mind and clinch your teeth because this makes the sword slip off from the skull. Complete your armour and shake your swords in their sheathes before showing them out. Have your eyes on the enemy. Use your …

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