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Nahj al-balāgha
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Nahj al-balāgha (“The measure of eloquence”) is an anthology of orations, epistles, and sayings attributed to ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (d. 40/661), who was the first Shīʿī Imām and the fourth Sunnī caliph (r. 35–40/656–61). The work was compiled in 400/1010 by the Twelver-Shīʿī Baghdadi scholar and poet al-Sharīf al-Raḍī (d. 406/1015). Acclaimed as a masterpiece of Arabic literature and a font of Islami…

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Qutbuddin, Tahera, “Nahj al-balāgha”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40664>
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