"Arabs should follow Imam Ali" - United Nations
UN urges Arab nations to impliment teachings of Ali.
The United Nations has advised Arab countries to take Imam Ali bin Abi Talib as an example in establishing a regime based on justice and democracy and encouraging knowledge.
In its 2002 "Arab Human Development Report" which was distributed around the world, UN experts listed six sayings of Imam Ali representing ideal governance. These sayings include consultation between the ruler and the ruled, ensuring justice to all, achieving domestic development, speaking out against corruption, and on other wrong doings by the government.
The UN quoted the following sayings of Imam Ali in its 2002 Arab Human Development Report:
1. "He who has appointed himself an Imam (ruler) of the people must begin by teaching himself before teaching others. His teaching of others must be first by setting an example rather than with his words, for he who begins by teaching and educating himself is more worthy of respect than he who teaches and educates others."
2. "Your concern with developing the land should be greater than your concern for collecting taxes, for the latter can only be obtained by developing; whereas he who seeks revenue without development destroys the country and the people."
3. "Seek the company of the learned and the wise in search of solving the problems of your country and the righteousness of your people."
4. "No good can come out in keeping silent to the government or in speaking out of ignorance."
5. "The righteous are men of virtue, whose logic is straightforward, whose dress is unostentatious, whose path is modest, whose actions are many and who are undeterred by difficulties."
6. "Choose the best among your people to administer justice among them. Choose someone who does not easily give up, who is unruffled by enmities, someone who will not persist in wrong doings, who will not hesitate to pursue right once he knows it, someone whose heart knows no greed, who will not be satisfied with a minimum of explanation without seeking the maximum of understanding, who will be the most steadfast when doubt is cast, who will be the least impatient in correcting the opponent, the most patient in pursuing the truth, the most stern in meting out judgment, someone who is unaffected by flattery and not swayed by temptation and these are but few."
The UN stated that most regional countries are still far behind other nations in democracy, wide political representation, women's participation, development and knowledge.
"United Nation Charter is not better than the Alawi Constitution."
"Ali ibn Abli Talib is the leader and guide for mankind, and the East and West has never seen his equal."
UN Secretary General praises Ali
"Imam Ali, the fourth Khalifa after Prophet Muhammed, instructed the governor of Egypt to rule with mercy and tolerance towards all his subjects: 'Let the dearest of your treasuries be the treasury of righteous action... Infuse your heart with mercy, love and kindness for your subjects. Be not in the face of them a voracious animal, counting them as easy prey, for they are of two kinds: either they are your brothers in religion or your equals in creation'."
“The words of Ali ibn Abi Talib, ‘O Malik! The people are either brothers in religion or your equal in creation’ must be adhered to by all organisations and it is a statement that all humanity must embrace.”
For more detailed account of Imam Ali,
see given below the book "Voice of Human Justice" by George Jordac.