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Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam, The: The Teachings of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib
Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam, The: The Teachings of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib
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ISBN:  1-933316-26-8
Book Size:  6 x 9
# of Pages:  200
Language:  English



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This book is the definitive introduction to the writings of 'Ali, who was the son-in-law and cousin to the Prophet Muhammad, the fourth caliph to Sunni Muslims, and the central figure in Shi'a Islam.
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This book is the definitive introduction to the writings of 'Ali, who was the son-in-law and cousin to the Prophet Muhammad, the fourth caliph to Sunni Muslims, and the central figure in Shi'a Islam. These papers provide a better understanding of 'Ali's essential contributions to the ideas that formed Islamic thought, can help bridge the misunderstanding between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims, and can clarify for westerners the Muslim concept of justice. Two of this book's three essays, won the top two prizes at the International Congress on Iman 'Ali held in Iran in 2001 and Seyyed Hossein Nasr has called them "among the best writings on this extraordinary figure in Western languages and are obligatory reading for anyone interested in 'Ali but not familiar with Islamic languages."

Reza Shah-Kazemi, Leonard Lewisohn, and Ali Lakhani contributed essays to this book.


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M. Ali Lakhani

M. Ali Lakhani graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Vancouver where he has practiced as a trial lawyer for 25 years. In 1998, he founded the traditionalist journal, Sacred Web, with the aim of identifying the first principles of traditional metaphysics and promoting their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity. The bi-annual journal has included contributions by many leading traditionalists. In the words of Professor Nasr, "Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal in the English language devoted to the study of tradition."

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Seyyed Hossein Nasr (b. 1933) is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. The author of over thirty books and three hundred articles, he is one of the world’s most respected writers and speakers on Islam, its arts and sciences, and its traditional mystical path, Sufism.
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Table of Contents for The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam

Prefatory Note

Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Metaphysics Of Human Governance: Imam 'Ali, Truth and Justice M. Ali Lakhani

A Sacred Conception of Justice: Imam 'Ali's Letter to Malik al-Ashtar Reza Shah-Kazemi

'Ali ibn Abi Talib's Ethics of Mercy in the Mirror of the Persian Sufi Tradition Leonard Lewisohn

Index of Arabic Terms

Index of Qur'anic References

Index of Proper Names

General Index

Sources Referred to in the Text

Notes on Contributors


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"Let us hope that it will be read by those interested in the meaning of justice from the traditional perspective as well as students and devotees of Islam in general and 'Ali in particular. Let us also hope that Muslims themselves, especially those brought up in the West and not well acquainted with Islamic languages, will gain through this book a deeper understanding of the life and thought of 'Ali and the deepest meaning of justice in the Islamic tradition."

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, from the introduction


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