Archives for imam ali

More Enduring than the Crack

More enduring than the uncoverable crack on the Ka‘bah’s Yemeni Corner (rukn al-yamani) for all generations to witness… Is your voice of human justice and moral governance expressed by your eloquent tongue, inscribed by your prolific pen, executed by your nimble hands, and defended by the blades of your Dhu’l-fiqar. The decades-long cursing of your name in minarets and pulpits miserably failed to obliterate the everlasting fragrance of your lofty status and qualities. Neither the skepticism of the skeptics nor
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He Whose Crime was Justice

BISMILLĀHIR RAHMĀNIR RAHĪMAL-HAMDULILLĀH, AL-HAMDULILLĀHIL-LADHĪ QĀL:LAQAD ARSALNĀ RUSULANĀ BIL-BAYYINĀTI WA ANZALNĀ MA‘AHUMUL-KITĀBA WAL-MIZĀNA LIYAQUMAN-NĀSU BIL-QIST [Translation:In the Name of God, the All-beneficent, the All-mercifulAll Praise is due to God; all Praise is due to God who said: “Certainly We sent Our apostles with manifest proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, so that mankind may maintain justice.” (Sūrat al-Ḥadīd 57:25)] Esteemed anthropologists, respected scholars, fellow students, dear friends, and my distinguished co-panelists – Salāmun ‘alaykum and
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