Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, simply known as Ali

Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, simply known as Ali
c. 600
661

First Iman of the Sh’ia Branch of Islam, Fourth Caliph, Cousin and Son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and Ruled over the Islamic Caliphate

Author Quotes

The tongue of a wise man lieth behind his heart.

The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth.

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.

A man who has no imagination has no wings.

One who praises you for qualities you lack, will next be found blaming you for faults not yours.

The fear of God makes one secure.

The man of least capacity is the one who shows himself incapable of self-correction.

The sweetness of life lies in dispensing with formalities.

Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering.

Whoever listens to slander is himself a slanderer.

A man’s behavior is the index of the man, and his discourse is the index of his understanding.

Believe me, a thousand friends suffice thee not; In a single enemy thou has more than enough.

Do not be ashamed to give a little; for to deceive is to give still less.

Hide the good you do, and make known the good done to you.

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First Name
Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, simply known as Ali
Birth Date
c. 600
Death Date
661
Bio

First Iman of the Sh’ia Branch of Islam, Fourth Caliph, Cousin and Son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and Ruled over the Islamic Caliphate