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A Treasury of Virtues


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Introduction 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40/661): Life and Personality Orality, Authenticity, and Collection of 'Ali's Words: Layered Sources The Literary Style of 'Ali's Words: Oral Patterns, Islamic Ethos, and Arabian Context Al-Qadi al-Quda'i (d. 454/1062): Career and Books A Treasury of Virtues: Form and Content Al-Jahiz (d. 255/869) and the One Hundred Proverbs 'Ali's Wisdom in the West Acknowledgements A Note on the Text A Treasury of Virtues Chapter 1: Wise Sayings Chapter 2: Exhortations to Reject Worldliness Chapter 3: Counsel Chapter 4: Prescriptions and Proscriptions Chapter 5: 'Ali's Questions with Answers, and 'Ali's Answers to Questions Chapter 6: Sayings with Unusual Words Chapter 7: Unique Sayings and Pithy Words Chapter 8: Prayers and Supplications Chapter 9: Verse One Hundred Proverbs Glossary of Names and Terms Bibliography Further Reading Index

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Al-Qadi al-Quda'i (d. 454/1062) was a Sunni jurist, a scholar of hadiths and history, and a senior government official of the Fatimid dynasty in Cairo. Tahera Qutbuddin is Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Arabic Oration: Art and Function.


"The quality of the translation is superior; and the choice of maxims is well advised, as they constitute a major category of Arabic (and also medieval European) literature, a genre with which modern readers are not acquainted. This translation will introduce them to it."-Beatrice Gruendler, Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Yale University

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