Hazrat Ali’s regard for Knowledge

“I cite Hazrat Ali’s words so that you may understand the spirit in which I have attempted to fulfill the mandate left to me as the 49th hereditary [Ismaili] Imam after the death of my grandfather. I quote, “No belief is like modesty and patience, no attainment is like humility, no honour is like knowledge, no power is like forbearance, and no support is more reliable than consultation”. Hazrat Ali’s regard for knowledge reinforces the compatibility of faith and the world. And his respect for consultation is, in my view, a commitment to tolerant and open-hearted democratic processes.”

Extract from the Speech made by His Highness the Aga Khan
at the Tutzing Evangelical Academy in Germany,
upon receiving the Tolerance Award, May 20, 2006

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

7 thoughts

  1. Hazrat Imam Ali{A.S} was the highest epitome of knowledge ever born in this universe. he was the master of all knowledge regarding all aspects whatsoever in the universe.

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  2. Imam Ali [A.S], by the grace of Allah, possesed such power that he could demolish everything by his power. But with all this power he had the patience and kindness in him to control that power. it actually is a teaching for all the humans in this universe, one should be patient and kind to everyone irrespective of his status, power and nything.

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  3. Indeed, God Almighty has bestowed such Nobility and strenght of Character on Muhammad (P.B.U.H) Ahl-e-bhat, which is unmatched with any thind under the sun.

    Have you read the book “Ali and Soltitude” by Ali Shariati?

    Haider Naqvi

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