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Ghurar Al-Hikam Wa Durar Al-Kalim, Exalted Aphorisms And Pearls Of Speech

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The Ghurar al-Hikam wa Durar al-Kalim is the most comprehensive collection of short quotations and aphorisms by Ali ibn Abi Talib. It contains about 11,000 short sayings, these short sayings has been sorted alphabetically and divided into ninety one sections. These short sayings have been collected from various books such as Nahj al-Balagha, The hundred words of Al-Jahiz, Tuhaf al-Uqul and Dastur ma'alim al-Hikam of Ghazi Ghaza'i. However Nasir Makarem Shirazi says this book can not be used as a reference because Tamimi has omitted the references of its hadiths.This work has recently been translated into English.

Qadhi Nasih Al-Deen Abu al-Fath Abd al-Wahid Ibn Muhammad Al-Tamimi Al-Amudi was a scholar that was lived in the fifth or sixth centuries AH. There is disagreement between scholars that he was shia or sunni. Muhammad Baqir Majlisi, Mirza Abdollah, Mirza Husain Noori Tabarsi, and Ibn Shar Ashoob are mentioned him as a Shia scholar in their works. He was one of the students of Al-Ghazali and master of Ibn Shahr Ashoob.

There are many Persian translations of this book and the only available commentary of this book is written by Agha Jamal Kwansari. Tahir Ridha Jaffer has translated this work in English.


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