Ali ibn Abi Talib was an acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a renowned sage of Islamic wisdom. This is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d 40H/661AD), cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, first Shi'a Imam and fourth Sunni Caliph.
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. 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.