FAQ

1. What is this blog about?

A translation of quotes of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib into English for those who don’t understand Arabic.

2. Who is Imam Ali?

Here is a short biography of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.).

3. What is the source of these quotes?

حكم الإمام علي (عليه السلام) أو غرر الحکم ودرر الكلم — عبد الواحد الآمدي التميمي

I also refer to the following categorized web versions of the above book:
http://gadir.free.fr/Ar/imamali/kutub2/ghorar_ulhikem/newlib/ahlulbait/Ghorar_Al_Hekam/
http://imamsadeq.com/ar.php/page,530BookAr1.html

4. What is the number on top of each post?

Quotes in the above book are ordered in the Arabic alphabet, and they also are numbered. I take the quote and its number from the book.

5. Is this an attempt to also explain in depth what the sayings mean?

I am afraid I don’t have the capacity to do that, I will leave it to experts. This is only to translate but if I can I will explain whatever possible.

6. Do you intend to translate the whole book or other books?

I wish I can translate the whole book and probably other books or sayings of Imam Ali. But due to lack of enough time, and the complexity of translation, only selected sayings will be translated.

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