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Treasury of Virtues: Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of Ali, with the One Hundred Proverbs, attributed to al-Jahiz

by al-Qadi al-Quda'i Library of Arabic Literature
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781479896530
Format:
Pbk 196 pages
Price:
AU$32.99 NZ$34.77
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A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph.
 
 An acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a sage of Islamic wisdom, 'Ali was renowned for his eloquence: his words were collected, quoted, and studied over the centuries, and extensively anthologized, excerpted, and interpreted.

Of the many compilations of 'Ali’s words, A Treasury of Virtues, compiled by the Fatimid Shafi'i judge al-Quda'i (d. 454 H/1062 AD), arguably possesses the broadest compass of genres and the largest variety of themes. Included are aphorisms, proverbs, sermons, speeches, homilies, prayers, letters, dialogues, and verse, all of which provide instruction on how to be a morally upstanding human being. The shorter compilation included here, One Hundred Proverbs, is attributed to the eminent writer al-Jahiz (d. 255 H/869 AD). This volume presents the first English translation of both of these important collections.
"Tahera Qutbuddin’s edition proves to be definitive… A smooth presentation of the Arabic texts and a first-rate English translation."-Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Tahera Qutbuddin is Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Al-Mu?ayyad al-Shirazi and Fatimid Da?wa Poetry: A Case of Commitment in Classical Arabic Literature.  


 


Al-Qadi al-Quda?i (d. 454 H/1062 AD) was a Sunni jurist, a scholar of hadith and history, and a senior government official of the Fatimid dynasty in Cairo.