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
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."
Context: I define Islam for you in a way that nobody dared do it before me. Islam means obedience to Allah, obedience to Allah means having sincere faith in Him, such a faith means to believe in His Power, belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty, acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him and fulfillment of obligations means actions (Therefore, Islam does not mean mere faith, but faith plus deeds).
Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol. 92, p. 211
„Nawf bin Fizala Bakali, the famous scholar of the early Islamic days says that one night he was with Imam Ali. In the middle of the night, Imam Ali got up from his bed, looked for sometime at the stars and inquired of Nawf whether he was awake. Nawf said: "I got from my bed replying, "Yes, Amirul Mo'minin (Commander of the Faithful)! I am awake".“
„Allah seeks you to thank Him and assigns to you His affairs. He has allowed time in the limited field (of life) so that you may vie with each other in seeking the reward (of Paradise). Therefore, tight up your girdles and wrap up the skirts. High courage and dinners do not go together. Sleep causes weakness in the big affairs of the day and (its) darkness obliterates the memories of courage.“