Imam Ali

A Quote by Edward Gibbon on chivalry, affection, and imam ali

“As for this young Ali, one cannot but like him.  A noble-minded creature, as he shows himself, now and always afterwards; full of affection, of fiery daring.  Something chivalrous in him; brave as a lion; yet with a grace, a truth and affection worthy of Christian knighthood.”


Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: [On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And The Heroic In History, 1841, Lecture 2: The Hero as Prophet. Mahomet: Islam. May 8, 1840)]

Contributed by: Farzad

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