Peaks of Eloquence (Nahj al-Balagha)
The Prophet Muhammad referred to his eloquent son-in-law Ali as the “gate to the city of knowledge.” Peak of Eloquence, Nahjul Balagha, is both a compilation of Ali’s sermons, letters, and sayings and a glimpse into his personality. Compiled by Sayyid al-Sharif ar-Radi more than 1,000 years ago, it is considered a literary masterpiece and, by the Shia Muslims, the most valuable text after the Holy Qur’an.
Guide to Goodness (Dalail al-khayrat)
This first English translation of one of the most famous Islamic prayers has become available in this bilingual edition. This prayer, recited by Muslims throughout the world, is a prayer to ask for blessings upon the Prophet in order to receive blessings from God for both the Prophet and the reciter.
Diwan of al-Mutanabbi (Bilingual English-Arabic)
Born in Kuf in southern Iraq in 915 AH, his poetic abilities were fostered from an early age. He spent some of his boyhood with the Bedouin in the desert who were thought to speak a purer form of Arabic than the people of the cities. The Bedouin also cultivated the verse forms which had been developed in the centuries during which Islam spread beyond the confines of Arabia. This diwan is one of the chief literary works that make up the literary tradition of the Arabic language and the…