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  1. Nahjul Balaaghahabout Faculty of Thinking By A.S. Hashim. MD

  2. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking Supplicationبـســـم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the Name of God, Lord of Mercy and Lord of Grace

  3. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking Nahjul Balaaghah • Nahjul Balaaghah, a highly valued book, consists of: • 254 sermons, • 48 letters, and • 212 sayings of Imam Ali • Nahjul Balaaghah is unique to Imam Ali • None of the Sahaaba was ever able to produce anything like it: • neither in substance • nor in literary eloquence. • No wonder Ali was referred to as: • Sayyid al-Bulaghaa' (Pinnacle of Literary Expression) and • Sayyid al-Fu'qahaa, (Pinnacle of the Jurisprudents)

  4. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking References about Faculty of Thinking • Nahjul Balaaghah contains 6 references about Faculty of Thinking • The quotes appear in various sermons, • said at variable occasions and • about different subjects. • The Arabic quotes are from the book of Nahjul Balaaghah, by Dr. Subhi Al-Salih, and so is the numbering of the sermons and pages, 1st Edition, Beirut 1967. • The Number of the sermons may differ by a factor of 1 in other volumes of Nahjul Balaaghah • The references are quotes by Abd al-Zahra' al-Husayni in vols. I & IV of his work (see Al-Islam.org, internet)

  5. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking Time Element • The majority of Ali's sayings and speeches were stated: • During his Khilaafah when in Kufa, • At Different Places • At Different Occasions • Often at Khutba of Jumu’ah

  6. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 155, Page 216 Ali: Admiration of God’s Works • This is part of the Sermon in praise of Allah and the wonder about Allah’s Creation, Ali says in the following passage: • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Yamani, al-Taraz, I, 334.

  7. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 155, Ali: Admiration of God’s Works

  8. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 160, Page 225 Ali: In Praise of Allah • This is part of the Sermon in praise of Allah, appealing to the mind to think and wonder, Ali says in the following passage: • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Zamakhshari, Rabi', bab al-ya's wa al-qana`ah

  9. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 160, Ali: In Praise of Allah

  10. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 165, Page 238 Ali: in awe of creation • This is part of the Sermon about the wonders of creation, and praising Allah. Ali says in the following passage: • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Zamakhshari, Rabi`, I; • Ibn al-'Athir, al-Nihayah, I, 27, II, 140 (d.w.r), III, 238 (`a.s.l.j).

  11. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 165, Ali: in awe of creation

  12. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 182, Page 261 Ali: About Allah’s Attributes • Ali delivered this sermon in praise of Allah's attributes, His creatures, and His being above physical limitations. • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Wasiti, `Uyun al-hikam, see al-Majlisi, vol. 77, 310; • Ibn al-'Athir, al-Nihayah, II, 145, 198.

  13. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 182, Ali: About Allah’s Attributes

  14. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 186, Page 275 Ali: in Sermon of Tawhid • This is part of the Sermon about Tawhid (Oneness of God), and in praising Allah, Ali says in the following passage: • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, I, 138; • al-Saduq, al-Tawhid, 96, 320, 324; • al-Saduq, al-'Amali, 205; • al-Mufid, al-'Irshad, 131; • al-Mufid, al-'Ikhtisas, 236; • Sibt ibn al-Jawzi, Tadhkirah, 157; • al-Tabarsi, al-'Ihtijaj, I, 299; • al-Murtada, al-'Amali, I, 103.

  15. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 186, Ali: in Sermon of Tawhid

  16. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 224, Page 347 Ali: oppression and misappropriation • This is part of the Sermon about Oppression and misappropriation, and Ali’s stand in regard to these points. Ali says in the following passage: • See next slide please Other sources: • Al-Saduq, al-'Amali, 369; • Sibt, Tadhkirah, 155; • al-Zamakhshari, Rabi`, bab al-khayr wa al-salah; • Ibn Shahr Ashub, al-Manaqib, II, 109.

  17. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking In Sermon 224, Ali: oppression and misappropriation

  18. Nahjul Balaaghah about Faculty of Thinking Be in Allah’s Care Thank you and May God Bless you. Dr. A.S. Hashim