The Will of Ali
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The Will of Ali is a translation of, and a commentary on, Letter 31 of Nahj al-Balagha, which Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to his son Hasan shortly before his...
The Will of Ali is a translation of, and a commentary on, Letter 31 of Nahj al-Balagha, which Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to his son Hasan shortly before his death. The will consists of comprehensive practical guidelines to conduct a more conscious and responsible life in this world. It awakens the spiritual seekers to realize the nature of their existence in this world, to develop a more intimate relationship with their Lord, and to treat others in a way that is sound both morally and rationally. competent and convincing translation of an important part of the Nahj al-Balagha, together with an interesting introduction by the commentator. -- Hamid Algar, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
A fine translation of a classical Shi'a text and an authoritative commentary on it, representing a significant theological school of thought from the intellectual centre of Qum. -- Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky