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Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali

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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 underp ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2006)
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Mostafa abdelzaher
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
يبدو الكتاب من عنوانه للوهلة الأولى كأي كتاب دعوي عادي ، عند من لا يعرف مؤلفه ، يستدر التراث ، أو يستجدي الماضي ، كأي كتاب يحمل الحاضر إلى الماضي أو العكس بلا هدف واضح ، والحق أن عامة الأعمال الدعوية ، وخاصة الدوغمائية منها ، لاتسلم من تلك المثلبة ، إلا أن كتابنا هذا ، كتاب متميز بحق ، سعى فيه المؤلف رضا شاه كاظمي لتحليل مجموعة رئيسية من نصوص تراث الإمام علي ليفهم منها ، ويفهمنا معنيين من أكثر المعاني أهمية في التراث الإسلامي ، هما العدل والذكر ، بشكل ميتافيزيقي يشكّل نظرية عامة للنظرة الأخلاقية ...more
كمال شقي
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: islam
This book starts out with an overview of the Nahj of Imam ‘Ali (puh), and explains the authors positioning from within the faith while maintaining an objective overview of the work. It follows with an autobiographical sketch of ‘Ali, moves on to ‘Ali's conception of justice, and then that of spiritual remembrance, as practiced mostly within the Sufi tradition. To appreciate here is the branching out into historical appreciation from within both the Shi‘i and Sunni traditions, as well as the over ...more
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading this book for a long time and finally got to the third and last part which was the one that I was keenest to read as it deals with the mystical aspects of Islam - in particular the practice of Dhikr, the veils of creation, Sufism, and so on. Reading this, by chance, in conjunction with the first part of Metzinger's "Ego Tunnel" which deals with the ineffable in consciousness theory (drawing on philosophy and neuroscience) made this reading all the more enriching. I'd strongly r ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
brillinat book. talks about sufism a greata deal. the justice he refers to is about putting thing in their right place. our vertical relationship with god if in the right palce will put our horizontal relationships with the rest of mankind in their right palce. remembrance is about remembering god so much that you are forgotten, let the caller adn the called disappear. be lost in the call. some amazing lines from Imam Ali in this ... one of the best philosophers, if not the best that i have ever ...more
A little hard to read. Takes a long time to understand many of the topics. However, a perfect companion for the lonely traveler.
Nausheen Husain
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
"In God, justice means that everything is in its right place, whereas for man justice entails the *effort* to put everything in its right place: an immutable metaphysical quality on the divine side, and a dynamic, volitive effort on the human side."

The crystal clear affirmation that religion without social and personal justice is not religion, that you cannot opt out when you see injustices happening -- one of the best things about this entire analysis.
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