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A Treasury of Virtues - (Library of Arabic Literature) by Al-Qā & ḍ & ī & Al-Quḍ & ā & ʿ & ī (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 196

Genre: Literary Collections

Sub-Genre: Middle Eastern

Series Title: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New York University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Al-Qā & ḍ & ī & Al-Quḍ & ā & ʿ & ī

Language: English

Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 77866151
UPC: 9781479896530
Item Number (DPCI): 247-22-1531
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40/661), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph.

An acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a sage of Islamic wisdom, 'Ali was renowned for his eloquence: his words were collected, quoted, and studied over the centuries, and extensively anthologized, excerpted, and interpreted.

Of the many compilations of 'Ali's words, A Treasury of Virtues, compiled by the Fatimid Shafi'i judge al-Quda'i (d. 454/1062), arguably possesses the broadest compass of genres and the largest variety of themes. Included are aphorisms, proverbs, sermons, speeches, homilies, prayers, letters, dialogues, and verse, all of which provide instruction on how to be a morally upstanding human being. The shorter compilation included here, One Hundred Proverbs, is attributed to the eminent writer al-Jahiz (d. 255/869). This volume presents the first English translation of both of these important collections.

An English-only edition.

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