Nahjul Balaghah Vol. 1

Nahjul Balaghah Vol. 1

  2. PREFACE -By the compiler of Nahj al-balãghah, al- `Allamah ash-Sharif ar-Radi
  4. SERMON 1: The Creation of Earth and Sky and the Birth of Adam
    1. In this sermon he recalls the creation of Earth and Sky and the birth of Adam.
    2. The Creation of the Universe
    3. The Creation of the Angels
    4. Description of the Creation of Adam
    5. Allah chooses His Prophets
    6. The Prophethood of Muhammad
    7. The Holy Qur’an and Sunnah
    8. In this very sermon he spoke about Hajj
  5. SERMON 2: Arabia before proclamation of Prophethood
    1. Delivered on return from Siffin Arabia before proclamation of Prophethood
    2. In the same sermon Amir al-mu’minin referred to Al an-Nabi(the Household of the Holy Prophet) as under.
    3. In the same Sermon he spoke about the hypocrites
  6. SERMON 3: The Sermon of ash-Shiqshiqiyyah – Amir al-mu’minin’s view about the First three Caliphs’ rule, troubles created by the opponents during his own rule
    1. Known as the Sermon of ash-Shiqshiqiyyah
  7. SERMON 4: Amir al-mu’minin’s far-sightedness and his staunch conviction in Belief
  8. SERMON 5: Delivered when the Holy Prophet died and ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib and Abu Sufyãn ibn Harb offered to pay allegiance to Amir al-mu’minin for the Caliphate
  9. SERMON 6: Delivered on being advised not to chase Talhah ibn `Ubaydillih and az-Zubayr ibn al-`Awwãm for fighting.
  10. SERMON 7: About the hypocrites
  11. SERMON 8: Said about az-Zubayr at a time for which it was appropriate
  12. SERMON 9: Cowardice of the people of Jamal
  13. SERMON 10: About Talhah and az-Zubayr
  14. SERMON 11: Delivered in the Battle of Jamal when Amir al-mu’minin gave the standard to his son Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah
  15. SERMON 12: When Allah gave him (Amir al-mu’minin) victory over the enemy at the Battle of Jamal one of his comrades said on that occasion, “I wish my brother so-and-so had been present and he too would have seen what success and victory Allah had given you,” whereupon Amir al-mu’minin said:
  16. SERMON 13: Condemning the people of Basrah
  17. SERMON 14: This also is in condemnation of the people of Basrah
  18. SERMON 15: After resuming the land grants made by `Uthmãn ibn `Affãn,
  19. SERMON 16 :Delivered when allegiance was sworn to him at Medina
  20. SERMON 17: About those who sit for dispensation of justiceamong people but are not fit for it
  21. SERMON 18: Amir al-mu’minin said in disparagement of the differences of view among the theologians
  22. SERMON 19: About the treachery and hypocracy of al-Ash’ath ibn Qays al-kindi
  23. SERMON 20: Death and taking lessons from it
  24. SERMON 21: Advice to keep light in this world
  25. ERMON 22 :About those who accused him of ‘Uthman’s killing
  26. SERMON 23: About keeping aloof from envy, and good behaviour towards kith and kin
    1. In the same sermon
  27. SERMON 24: Exhorting people for jihād
  28. SERMON 25: After devastation spread by Busr ibn Abi Artat
  29. SERMON 26: Arabia before proclamation of Prophethood
    1. Part of the same sermon on the attentiveness of the people after the death of the Holy Prophet
    2. Part of the same sermon on the settlement between Mu’āwiyah and `Amr ibn al-`As
  30. SERMON 27: Exhorting people for jihād
  31. SERMON 28: About the transient nature of this world andimportance of the next world
  32. SERMON 29: About those who found pretexts at the time of jihãd
  33. SERMON 30: Attitude in connection with ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan’s killing
  34. SERMON 31: At the time of sending ‘Abdullah ibn ‘abbas az-Zubayr ibn ‘Awwam on the eve of the battle of Jamal
  35. SERMON 32: About the disparagement of the worldand categories of its people
  36. SERMON 33: At the time of setting off for thr Battle of Jamal
  37. SERMON 34: To prepare the people for fighting with the people of Syria (ash-Shãm)
  38. SERMON 35: About Arbitration
  39. SERMON 36: Warning the people of Nahrawãn of their fate
  40. SERMON 37: Amir al-mu’minin’s utterance which runs like a Sermon about his own steadfastness in religion and precedence in (acceptance of) belief.
  41. SERMON 38: About naming of doubt as such and disparagement of those in doubt
  42. SERMON 39: In disparagement of those who shrink from fighting
  43. SERMON 40: In reply to the slogan of the Kharijites that there is no verdict save of Allah
  44. SERMON 41: In condemnation of treason
  45. SERMON 42: About heart’s desires and extended hopes
  46. SERMON 43: When people advised Amir al-mu’minin to fight
  47. SERMON 44: When Masqalah ibn Hubayrah ash-Shaybãni fled to Mu`awiyah
  48. SERMON 45: About Allah’s greatness and lowliness of this world
  49. SERMON 46: When Amir al-mu’minin decided to march towards Syria(ash-Shãm)
  50. SERMON 47: About calamities befalling Kufah
  51. SERMON 48: Delivered at the time of marching towards Syria (ash-Sham)
  52. SERMON 49: About Allah’s greatness and sublimity
  53. SERMON 50: Admixture of right and wrong
  54. SERMON 51: When the Syrians stopped the supply of water
  55. SERMON 52: About the downfall of the world and reward and punishment of the next world
    1. A part of the same sermon on the description of the Day of Sacrifice (Id al-Adha) and the qualities of the animal for sacrifice
  56. SERMON 53: On the swear of allegiance
  57. SERMON 54: When people thought Amir al-mu’minin was delaying the permission to fight in Siffin
  58. SERMON 55: About steadiness in the battle-field
  59. SERMON 56: about Mu`ãwiyah
  60. SERMON 57: Prophecy about the Khãrijites
  61. SERMON 58 : Prophecy about the defeat of the Khãrijites
  62. SERMON 59 :When Amir al-mu’minin was told that the Khãrijites had been totally killed
  63. SERMON 60: About the Khãrijites
  64. SERMON 61: On being threatened of being killed by deceit
  65. SERMON 62: About the transience of the world
  66. SERMON 63: About decline and destruction of the world
  67. SERMON 64: About Allah’s attributes
  68. SERMON 65: In some of the days of Siffīn Amir al-mu’minin said to his followers about ways of fighting
  69. SERMON 66: On hearing the account of what took place in Saqifah of Bani Sa’idah
  70. SERMON 67: On hearing the news of Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr’s death
  71. SERMON 68: Admonishing his companions about careless behaviour
  72. SERMON 69: At dawn of the night of assassination
  73. SERMON 70: In condemnation of the people of Iraq
  74. SERMON 71: How to seek blessings on the prophet
  75. SERMON 72: When Hasan and Husayn interceded on behalf of Marwan ibn al-Hakam
  76. SERMON 73: When the Consultative Committee (or Shūrã) decided to swear allegiance to `Uthmãn ibn ‘Affan
  77. SERMON 74: When Amir al-mu’minin learnt that the Umayyads blamed him for killing `Uthman
  78. SERMON 75: About preaching and counseling
  79. SERMON 76: About Umayyads
  80. SERMON 77: Supplications of Amir al-mu’minin.
  81. SERMON 78: About the prophecy of astrologers
  82. SERMON 79: physical defects of women
  83. SERMON 80: About the way of preaching and counselling
  84. SERMON 81: About the world and its people
  85. SERMON 82: The brilliant Sermon
    1. Enjoining people to Piety
    2. Caution against this world
    3. Death and Resurrection
    4. The limitation of Life
    5. No happiness without Piety
    6. A part of the same sermon Reminding people of Allah’s bounties
    7. Preparation for the Day of Judgement
    8. Warning against Satan
    9. Part of the same sermon dealing with creation of man
    10. The lesson to be learnt from those who have passed away
  86. SERMON 83: About `Amr ibn al-`Ãs
  87. SERMON 84: About the perfection of Allah and counseling
    1. A part of the same sermon
    2. A part of the same sermon (about Paradise)
  88. SERMON 85: About getting ready for the next world and following Allah’s commandments
  89. SERMON 86: The Qualities of a faithful believer
    1. The Characteristics of an unfaithful) believer
    2. About the Descendents (`Itrah) of the Holy Prophet
    3. A part of the same sermon, about Banu Umayyah.
  90. SERMON 87: About the division of the community into factions
  91. SERMON 88: About the Holy Prophet.
  92. SERMON 89: Allah’s attributes and some advice
  93. SERMON 90: The Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu’l-Ashbah)
    1. Description of Allah
    2. Attributes of Allah as described in the Holy Qur’an
    3. About Allah’s creation
    4. A part of the same sermon About the greatest perfection in Allah’s creation
    5. A part of the same sermon, containing description of the sky
    6. A part of the same sermon, containing description of Angels
    7. A part of the same sermon, in description of earth and its spreading on water
    8. On the Creation of Man and the sending of the Prophet
  94. SERMON 91: When allgiance was sworn to Amir al-mu’minin
  95. SERMON 92: About the annihilation of the Kharijites, the mischief mongering of Umayyads and the vastness of his own knowledge
  96. SERMON 93: Allah’s praise and eulogy of the prophets
    1. A part of the same sermon about the Prophet
    2. About the Holy Prophet and his Descendants (`Itrah)
  97. SERMON 94: About the condition of the people at the time of the Prophet’s proclamation and his actions to do with the dissemination of his message
  98. SERMON 95: In eulogy of the Holy Prophet
    1. A part of the same sermon about the Holy Prophet
  99. SERMON 96: Admonishing his own companions
    1. About the Household of the Holy Prophet
  100. SERMON 97: Oppression of the Umayyads
  101. SERMON 98: About abstinence of the world and vicissitudes of time
  102. SERMON 99: About the Holy Prophet and his Descendants
  103. SERMON 100: About the vicissitudes of time
  104. SERMON 101: About the Day of Judgement.
    1. A part of the same sermon about future troubles (fitan)
  105. SERMON 102: About abstemiousness and fear of Allah
    1. A part of the same sermon on the attributes of a learned person
    2. A part of the same sermon concerning future times
  106. SERMON 103: About the condition of the people before the proclamation of prophethood and the Prophet’s performance in spreading his message
  107. SERMON 104: In eulogy of the Holy Prophet
    1. About the Umayyads
    2. About the functions of the Imams
  108. SERMON 105: About Islam
    1. A part of the same sermon about the Holy Prophet
    2. A part of the same sermon addressed to his followers
  109. SERMON 106: Delivered during one of the days of Siffin
  110. SERMON 107: about the vicissitudes of time
    1. A part of the same sermon about the Holy Prophet
    2. A part of the same sermon
    3. Blaming Muslims
  111. SERMON 108: About the Might of Allah
    1. A part of the same sermon about the Angels
    2. About the bounties and guidance of Allah, and those who are ungrateful
    3. About Death
    4. About the Day of Judgement
    5. A part of the same sermon about the Holy Prophet
    6. About the Descendants of the Holy Prophet
  112. SERMON 109: About Islam
    1. About the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah
  113. SERMON 110: Caution about this world
  114. SERMON 111: About the Angel of Death and departing of spirit
  115. SERMON 112: About this world and its people
  116. SERMON 113: About abstemiousness, fear of Allãh and importance of providing for the next life
    1. Enjoining people to Piety
  117. SERMON 114: Seeking rain
  118. SERMON 115: About troubles which would arise and the Day of Judgement
    1. A part of the same sermon, complaining about his men
  119. SERMON 116: Rebuking Misers
  120. SERMON 117: In praise of his faithful companions
  121. SERMON 118: On his companions keeping silence when called to Jihad
  122. SERMON 119: About the greatness of Ahlu’l-bayt and the importance of the laws of Islam
  123. SERMON 120: In reply to a person who raised objection about Arbitration during the course of a sermon
  124. SERMON 121: In reply to Khãrijites when they became adamant in rejecting the Arbitration
    1. Then he had a long conversation with them during which he said: