Nahjul Balagha - Peak of Eloquence ....Each time I read this wonderful book which contains the sermons, letters and sayings of a Master Thinker, I am left in wonder and enlightenment. This book should be a best seller but sadly remains an undiscovered gem despite western thinkers rating it highly. If you ever asked questions such as 'Why am I here', 'How did it all begin', 'Is there a God', 'Does science have a role in religion' this book should be read. Indeed it gives much more and is not only a read for the religious but also those who are humanitarian at heart for it overflows with love, peace and the rights of humanity. It is a literary masterpiece too, yet is so easy to read. To me it unmasks the real Islam as well as the vibrancy of life, hope, wisdom and knowledge. It contains philosophy and even prophecies yet at the same time also an understanding of science which is unmatched. Full of humanity and care it comes highly recommended by the likes of Bernard Shaw, Thomas Carlyle who wrote Heroes (And Hero-Worship. Page 77, 1968 edition):- "NAHJUL BALAGHA" As for this young Ali, one cannot but like him. A noble-minded creature, as he shows himself, now and always afterwards; full of affection, of fiery daring. Something chivalrous in him: brave as lion; yet with a grace, a truth and affection worthy of Christian knighthood.
The contents are fed to the reader with the love and simplicity with which an indulgent mother instructs her only child. Once opened this book will compel you to revisit it time and again! PRICELESS! The Tarike Tarsile published edition contains useful introduction, notes and commentry.