Ali ibn abi Talib citáty
Ali ibn abi Talib
Dátum narodenia: 17. marec 599
Dátum úmrtia: 28. február 661
Alí ibn Abi Talib bol štvrtý volený kalif v rokoch 656-661. Bol bratrancom a zároveň zaťom Mohameda, pretože si vzal za manželku jeho dcéru Fatimu. Jeho vláda uzatvára obdobie volených kalifov a zároveň vedie k trvalému rozštiepeniu moslimskej obce na sunnitov a šiitov.
Citáty Ali ibn abi Talib
„Remember that this world which you covet so ardently and attempt to acquire so earnestly, and which sometimes annoys you and sometimes pleases you so much, is neither your home nor a permanent destination. You have not been created for it, nor invited to it as your resting-place. It shall neither remain with you for ever, nor will you remain in it eternally. If it has enticed you away with its charrns, it has also warned and cautioned you of real dangers lurking in its folds. Take account of the warnings it has given you and do not be seduced or deceived by its allurements. Let these warnings frighten you from being too greedy to possess it. Try to advance towards the place where you are invited for eternal bliss and turn your face away from the vicious world.“
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 72, p. 39
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 92, p. 211
Context: A man sarcastically started praising Imam Ali, though he had no faith in him and Imam Ali hearing these praises from him said "I am less than what you tell about me but more than what you think about me."