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The Holy Prophet [s] said: "Do not look at the minuteness of the sin, but see Whom you have sinned against." ,Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 77, p. 79 & Mustadrak AI-Wasa`il, vol. 11, p. 330
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Nahjul Balagha (Peak of Eloquence)

Sermons, Letters, and Sayings of Ameer al-Mu'mineen, the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)

SERMON 3

Known as the Sermon of ash-Shiqshiqiyyah

Beware! By Allah the son of Abu Quhafah (Abu Bakr)(2) dressed himself with it (the caliphate) and he certainly knew that my position in relation to it was the same as the position of the axis in relation to the hand-mill. The flood water flows down from me and the bird cannot fly upto me. I put a curtain against the caliphate and kept myself detached from it.

Then I began to think whether I should assault or endure calmly the blinding darkness of tribulations wherein the grown up are made feeble and the young grow old and the true believer acts under strain till he meets Allah (on his death). I found that endurance thereon was wiser. So I adopted patience although there was pricking in the eye and suffocation (of mortification) in the throat. I watched the plundering of my inheritance till the first one went his way but handed over the Caliphate to Ibn al-Khattab after himself. More...




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