J.A. Chapman Tr.
Hadrat Ali was not only a great warrior, but was also a great saint. He distinguished himself as an orator of the highest order, and his sermons and speeches rank high in importance. A collection of these, known as Nahj al-Balaghah, was compiled by Sayyid Razi. That is a great work.
For those who can have no access to that volume, many scholars have published collections of short sentences culled from Ali’s sermons and speeches, which serve as maxims and mottoes.
The present work is the English translation of the maxims and is said to be one of the best so far published. “A handful of water drawn out of a big river.”
ISBN No. 969-432-084-4. 12 cm. x 17.5 cm. viii+96 pp. (P.B)