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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 77

Before the battle with the Kharijites someone said, "If you set out at this moment then according to astrology I fear you will not be successful in your aim,&...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 76

Supplications of Ameerul Momineen O' my Allah! Forgive me what Thou knowest about me more than I do. If I return (to the sins) Thou return to forgiveness. My Allah ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 74

Allah may bless him who listens to a point of wisdom and retains it, when he is invited to the right path he approaches it, he follows a leader (by ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 73

When Imam learnt that the Umayyads blamed him for killing Uthman,he said: Umayyads's knowledge about me did not desist them from accusing me, nor did my precedence (in ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 72

When the people decided to swear allegiance to Uthman, Ameerul Momineen said: You have certainly known that I am most rightful of all others for the Caliphate. By Allah, so ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 71

 Imam said about Marwan ibn al-Hakam at Basrah. When Marwan was taken on the day of Jamal, he asked Hassan and Hussain (p.b.u.t.) to intercede on ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 70

Herein Imam tells people how to pronounce salawat  (invoking Divine Supplication) on the Prophet. My Allah, the Spreader of the surfaces (of earth) and Keeper of all skies, Creator ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 69

In condemnation of the people of Iraq : Now then, O people of Iraq! You are like pregnant woman who on completion of the period of pregnancy delivers a dead child ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 68

Spoken on the morning of the day when Imam was fatally struck with sword: I was sitting when sleep overtook me. I saw the Prophet of Allah appear before me, ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 67

 Admonishing his companions about careless behaviour Imam said: How long shall I accord you consideration that is accorded to camels with hollow hump, or to worn clothes which when ...

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Nahjul Balagha 13 Sep 2020

Sermon 66

 When Ameerul Momineen appointed Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr  Governor of Egypt and he was overpowered and killed, Ameerul Momineen said: I had intended to send Hashim ibn `Utbah ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 65

When after the death of the Prophet news reached Ameerul Momineen about the happening in Saqifah, he enquired what the Ansars said. People said that they were asking for one ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 64

In some of the days of Siffin Ameerul Momineen said to his followers: O crowd of Muslims! Make fear of Allah the routine of your life. Cover yourselves with peace ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 63

O creatures of Allah! Fear Allah and anticipate your death by good actions. Purchase everlasting joy by paying transitory things - pleasures of this world. Get ready for the journey, ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 62

O creatures of Allah! Fear Allah and anticipate your death by good actions. Purchase everlasting joy by paying transitory things - pleasures of this world. Get ready for the journey, ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 61

Beware! Surely this world is a place from which protection cannot be sought except while one is in it. The action which is performed only for this world cannot secure ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 60

When Ameerul Momineen was warned of being killed by deceit, he said: Surely, there is a strong shield of Allah over me. When my day would come it would get ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 59

When Ameerul Momineen showed his intention to fight the Kharijites he was told that they had crossed the bridge of Nahrawan and gone over to the other side. Imam said: ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 58

 Addressing the Kharijites, Ameerul Momineen said: Storm may overtake you while there may be none to prick you (for reforms). Shall I be witness to my becoming heretic after ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 57

Ameerul Momineen said to his companions: Soon after me there would be put on you a man with a broad mouth and a big belly. He would swallow whatever he ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 56

In the company of the Prophet of Allah we used to fight our parents, sons, brothers and uncles, and this continued us in our faith, in submission, in our following ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 55

When Imam’s men showed impatience on his delay in giving them permission to fight in Siffeen , he said: Well, as for your idea whether this (delay) is due ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 54

They leapt upon me as the camels leap upon each other on their arrival for drinking water, having been let loose after unfastening of their four legs till I thought ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 53

Description of the Day of Sacrifice (Eidul Qurban) and qualities of the animal for sacrifice: For an animal to be fully fit for sacrifice it is necessary that both its ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 52

Beware, the world is wrapping itself up and has announced its departure. Its known things have become strangers and it is speedily moving backward. It is advancing its inhabitants towards ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 51

When in Siffeen the men of Muawiya  overpowered the men of Ameerul Momineen (A.S.) and occupied the bank of River Euphrates and denied taking its water, Imam said: ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 50

The basis of the occurrence of evils are those desires which are acted upon and the orders that are innovated. They are against the Book of Allah. People co-operate with ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 49

Praise be to Allah Who lies inside all hidden things, and towards Whom all open things guide. He cannot be seen by the eye of an onlooker, but the eye ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 48

Delivered at the time of marching towards Syria: Praise is due to Allah when night spreads and darkens, and praise be to Allah whenever the star shines and sets. And ...

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Nahjul Balagha 12 Sep 2020

Sermon 47

O Kufa, as though I see you being drawn like the tanned leather of Ukkaz (a market near Mecca in the pre-Islamic age), you are being scraped by calamities and ...

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