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Wise Word No. 7 _ Bright way

Wise Word No. 7 _ Bright way
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Wise Word No. 7 _ Bright way

A Fluent Interpretation Of The Wise Words  Of Imam Ali (A.S) In Nahjul-Balaghah



Wise Word No. 7 _ Bright way

Wonders of the human body

Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him, said:

How wonderful is man that sees with fat, talks with a piece of flesh, hears with a bone and breathes through a hole.

Key words:

اِعجَبوا: be amazed

بِشَحمٍ: fat

اللّحم: flesh

بِعَظمٍ: bone

خَرمٍ: hole

Abstract of the wise word No.7

The commander of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him, in this part of his wise words refers to the greatness of human’s creation and says: These simple things such as fat, flesh, bone, and a small hole, can do great things and these miracles, are evidence of the existence of a Creator.


1. These parts, despite the simplicity of their materials, contain unique circumstances and features, unlike similar organs; That is, not every flesh, fat, bone and hole can perform the function of these four organs.

But a flesh can speak in which God the Wise has entrusted the power to speak. Therefore, the simplicity of the substance of these organs does not indicate that they are unimportant, but rather they are the tool of human perceptions.

2. Scientists have been puzzled that how does the human analyzes and perceives the image that is reflected in the retina of the eye or when the striking waves affect the eardrum, how the brain and the soul distinguish them from the other and can understand what they are saying.

The most impressive thing is that the human body is able to deliver air to the body during sleep and in all waking states without the direct human will.

In any case, divine scholars and educators have recognized this question that this fat, flesh, and bone is not seeing, not spoking or hearing, but rather is merely a tool for seeing, speaking and hearing.

Whatever sees, hears, and has the ability to speak or understand words, it is the soul or the human brain.


  • Man is the greatest miracle in the world of existence without doubt. Thought and precision in the creation of this complex creature have two fruits:


it tells about the greatness of the Creator; we have to glorify his greatness and thank him for his blessings.


a person warns of the extent of his weakness and tenderness. So, he has to stop being arrogant.

Imam Al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, recited this verse: “And man was created weak”; then he said: “And how can he not be weak when he looks with fat, hears with bone, and speaks with flesh?

  • One of the best and most important ways to know Allah, is self-knowledge.


Now you can answer the following questions:

  1. What is the fruit of contemplating the creation of man?
  2. What is one of the best and most important ways to know Allah(swt)?

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