Message Ali ibn Abi Talib R.A

"O people, do not ever feel lonely on the road of truth simply because few people were there. Surely most people have come together to face a dish that was only briefly satisfied yet hungry for a long time.

O people, there were really only two things that combine men, the approval of something and its rejection.
Like the murder of a camel Thamud; the slaughter just one person but God's punishment for dropping them all, because they approved the act and not against it. "

"There will come a time when people are brought near by the rulers are those who are good at slander others; who received his words were those who deviated from religion, and are considered stupid are those who tell the truth.

At such times, the dole will be considered a loss, help to relatives only as a tool to show off and worship God as an act of "goody-goody". At that time the power of the country is run based on the advice of women, children's leadership and planning of the pansy. "

"Force yourself to keep growing is good to your brother when he decided the relationship with you. Try to keep it pliable and approached him when he turned away from you. Be generous to him when he showed his stinginess against you. Casually he was when he was away from you.

Face it gently when he exhibited intransigence. Give forgiveness for him when he made a mistake against you, as though you are his slave and he was the one who bestows joy to you. But do not put it all in place, or do it for people who do not deserves it. "

"Do not worry about people who do injustice to you, for he has brought harm to himself and advantage for you. So you should not reply to encouraging people with troubling you."

"If kindness includes a time and the people in it, then someone prejudice against others who have never done reproach, verily he has prevailed unjust. But when a crime has been covering a period with those in it, then someone kindly thought to people who have never known, then it will be very gullible. "

"He who raised him as a leader, should he began teaching himself before teaching others. And he should educate himself by improving his behavior prior to educate others by saying his tongue. People who become educators for himself more worthy of respect than those taught someone else. " 

"Suffice himself with something that is in your hands I liked better for you than your attempt to get what is in the hands of others. Bitterness of failure to have something, sweeter than the asking from others." 

"The best way to keep something that is stored in the container with the lid tightly bind straps. Similarly, do not have time to fix what you said, it is much easier than fixing what you already said."

Hopefully there are some lessons that could be taken and can increasingly positioning ourselves in the face of turbulent tempest that threatens the entire nation's children,  Insya Allah.

 *This is a few strands of words attributed to Imam 'Ali ibn Abu Thalib R.A
Taken from the book "Mutiara Nahjul Balaghah" Sharh given by the Muhammad Abduh "Father of the Islamic Reform"

Re-examined and refined by Mohammed Abdul Hamid Muhyiddin (Lecturer at the Faculty of Arabic Al-Azhar, Egypt), P
ublished by Mizan, translation of Muhammad Al-Baqir.

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