Reviewing a Sermon Delivered on the Praise of Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (A.S.)



Noqūt is a rhetorical figure which has been around since the first centuries of the advent of Islam. This figure of speech was first introduced in the words of the Commander of the faithful Imam Ali (A.S.). He improvised some sentences whose letters had no dot. This figure is considered to be one of the most difficult and beautiful rhetorical figure, and it can be seen in Arabic and Persian works. The following article is going to introduce and correct a sermon which is on the praise of Commander of the Faithful (A.S.), and its letters have no dot. This sermon was delivered by Ali Qoli Mīrzā I’tizād os-Saltana (One of the Qajar princes). The writ-er of the sermon has talked of Imam Ali’s virtues and mira-cles in both prose and poetry, and meanwhile made use of two sermons whose letters have no dot and are attributed to Imam Ali (A.S.). After rereading this sermon and point-ing out its references to Imam’s sermons and its adapta-tions, the corrector decodes the verses and traditions, and adds some extra explanations for each one in the footnote.