Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali

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Justice and Remembrance : Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali
by Shah-Kazemi, Reza; Shah-kazemi, Reza


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Acknowledgements p. ix
Prologue: The Sources of Imam ‘Ali’s Intellectual Legacy p. 1
1 Introducing Imam ‘Ali and his Spiritual Ethos p. 11
Biographical Sketch p. 13
The Spirit of the Intellect p. 22
The Discourse to Kumayl p. 36
2 A Sacred Conception of Justice in Imam ‘Ali’s Letter to Malik al-Ashtar p. 73
Contemporary Ethics and the Ihsani Tradition p. 73
Justice versus Tyranny p. 85
Moral Conscience and Spiritual Consciousness p. 95
The Virtue of Worship p. 114
3 Realization through Remembrance: Imam ‘Ali and the Mystical Tradition of Islam p. 134
Dhikru’Llah as a Polish for Hearts p. 141
Remembrance as the Quintessence of Worship p. 156
The Reality of Remembrance p. 161
Appendices
I The First Sermon of Nahj al-balagha p. 208
II The Letter of Imam ‘Ali to Malik al-Ashtar p. 219
Bibliography p. 237
General Index p. 246
Index of Qur’anic Verses p. 252
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Justice and Remembrance : Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali
by Shah-Kazemi, Reza; Shah-kazemi, Reza



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Ali b. Abi Talib, son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, first Shi’i imam and fourth caliph, is a monumental figure within the Islamic tradition. But despite the immense importance of Imam Ali, there is a dearth of literature in Western languages about his life and thought. This book -- the first serious engagement in English with the intellectual principles underpinning his teachings -- is therefore a welcome and valuable addition to the sources available. It consists of three parts. Part one introduces the person of Ali in a general manner, and focuses particularly on the spiritual and ethical content of his teachings. Part two evaluates Ali’s "sacred conception of justice" Part three addresses the theme of spiritual realization through the remembrance of God, the central mystical practice of the Sufis. Justice and Remembrance will be of great value to students and scholars of Islamic thought, as well as to those interested in the relationship between spirituality and ethics.

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Introduction Imam Ali and his Spiritual Ethos
11
Biographical Sketch
13
The Spirit of the Intellect
22
The Discourse to Kumayl
36
A Sacred Conception of Justice in Imam Alis Letter to Malik alAshtar
73
Justice versus Tyranny
85
Moral Conscience and Spiritual Consciousness
95
The Virtue of Worship
114
DhikruLlah as a Polish for Hearts
141
Remembrance as the Quintessence of Worship
156
The Reality of Remembrance
161
The First Sermon of Nahj albalaghal
208
The Letter of Imam Ali to Malik alAshtar
219
Bibliography
237
General Index
246
Index of Quranic Verses
252

Realization through Remembrance Imam Ali and the Mystical Tradition of Islam
134

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Reza Shah-Kazemi holds a doctorate in comparative religion from the University of Kent and is currently a Research Associate at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. He is the author of numerous articles and books, which include Crisis in Chechnya (1995), Avicenna: Prince of Physicians (1997) and an English translation of Doctrines of Shi'i Islam (2001) from the Persian text by Ayatollah Ja'far Sobhani.

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