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NOTES   1. Al-Farazdaq , whose name was Hammam Ibn Ghalib , belonged o the tribe of Bani Darim and was a notable poet. He was generally at loggerheads with another Arab poet named Jarir Ibn ‘Atiyyah and they showed their merit only in mutual...

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Even then, none could equal him and so the credit for being the first and foremost remained with him because his utterances are those that carry the reflection of Divine Knowledge and savour of the Holy Prophet’s (A.S) utterances. Accordingly, I...

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PREFACE By the compiler of Nahjul Balagha, Al-Allamah Ash-Sharif Ar-Razi. In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.                 So now, praise is due to Allah SWT, Who has held praise as the price of His...

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Shia commentators: 1. Allama Syed Ali-ibne-Nasir (about 450 A.H). He was contemporary of Syed Razi. 2. The famous Shia Mujtahid, theologian and philosopher Allama Qutub-ud-din-e-Ravendee. His commentary is named Minhaj-ul-Bra’ah. 3....

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As he was collecting from a pile of books and manuscripts on various subjects, he had come across those books at various periods of his work, naturally, there could not be any chronological order in his collection. The sermons which are supposed to be...