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HADHRAT ALI RADHIALLAHU-ANHU)?
- He whose childhood was in the house of Nabi (Sallallahu
- He was blessed with Imaan in his childhood.
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) treated him as his own
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) counted him amongst
the "Ashara Mubashshara" The Blessed Ten - those people who
received glad tidings of Jannah in this world.
- He was married to Hadhrat Fathima (Radhiallaahu
- He was amongst the very first to accept Islaam.
- He was given glad tidings of Jannah in this world.
- During his youth he was very brave because of this he
was given the title "The Lion of Allaah."
- His entire life was free from idol worship.
- During the Battle of Tabook, Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) made him a Khalif to look after the women folk at
- For the Battle of Khaibar, Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) sent him as a mediator for the Muslims.
- On the day of Mubahalah, when two parties faced to curse
each other, Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) took him
not-withstanding that he was a close relative. The Mabuhalah
did not take place because the kuffar (Christians) said that
"If Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) brings his close
family withdraw the Mubahalah."
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to phrase "Ahl"
(Household people) on him.
- He was classified friend of all by Nabi (Sallahu alayhi
wasallam) at the Pond of Ghum thus ending any Deeni
differences between the Household of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu
alayhi wasallam) and the Sahabah (RA).
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) accepted him as his
- For the steadfastness of his heart and the safe-guarding
of his tongue. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made this
dua for him "Ya Allah guide his heart and safeguard his
- After this dua he never doubted in any of his Islaamic
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used him once during
his lifetime for a special decision.
- Whose love Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarded as
- Whose hatred Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarded
as his hatred.
- Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu-anhu) regarded him as the best
- Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu-anhu) accepted his decisions
without any doubt.
- According to Hadhrat Abdullah bin Masood
(Radhiallaahu Anhu), Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu-anhu)
was an expert in the field of inheritance.
- Before sending him to the Battle of Khaiber, Nabi
(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) put his own saliva on Hadhrat
Ali's (Radhiallahu-anhu) eyes.
- He whose decision and judgement left the world amazed.
- He reached high ranks in the knowledge of the Qur'aan.
- In memorisation of the Qur'aan there was no equal to
- He used to spend days and nights in the recitation of
- Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) gave him glad tidings
of victory before he departed for the Battle of Khaiber…
- At the time of the anger of Hadhrat Fathima, Nabi
(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) addressed him "Abu Turab". i.e.
Father of Sand.
- In relations to the narration of Ahaadith, he himself
reported 586 Ahaadith from Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
- From whom the other Sahabah and Tabieens related many
- He sent Abdullah bin Abbaas (RA) to Kufa to care for the
goodwill of the people.
- Because of his intelligence Kufa became like a tent over
- Through the blessing of his efforts thousands of
Muhadditheen, i.e. Scholars of Ahadith were born in Kufa.
- Without him no one had the courage to talk to Nabi
(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) whilst he was angry.
- The signs of bravery showed visibly on his body.
- Through the blessing of the saliva of Nabi (Sallallahu
alayhi wasallam) his eyes never pained till his death.
- Through the blessing of the saliva of Nabi (Saliallahu
alayhi wasallam) he had no pain in his eyes till his death.
- To love him excessively may sometimes become a means of
demolition of ones Imaan.
- And to hate him may also destroy one's Imaan.
- About whom Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)
prophesied his assassination.
- According to the narration of Askary if Nabi (Sallallahu
alayhi wasallam) regarded Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
(Radhiallahu-anhu) as the eyes and ears of a body, then he
would regard Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu-anhu) as the head.
- For the night of Hijrat. If Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) trusted Hadhrat Abu-Bakr (Radhiallahu-anhu) with
Allah's trust then he trusted, Hadhrat Ali
(Radhiallahu-anhu) with the creations trust.
- According to the narration of Wakidi the ayat "These
people who spend their wealth day and night" was revealed
concerning Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu-anhu).
- Due to the fear of Allah he shed tears most of the time.
- He returned his brother Akeel with his own expense and
did not let any decrease come to the Baitul Maal.
- After the Martyrdom of Hadhrat Uthman
(Radhiallahu-anhu), without Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu-anhu)
people were very unsettled about the next leadership.
- Although there was a war between Hadhrat Muawiyah and
himself, with great sympathy and regret he explained to the
people after the war that between and Hadhrat Muawiyah (RA)
and himself Islaamically and religiously there was
absolutely no difference, i.e. their Islaamic beliefs were
- He increased by 4000 yearly the income derived from land
- He abolished Zakaat on horses.
- He kept a close eye on his governors characters.
- He began checking written agreements.
- He appeared before his own appointed judge, Qazi Shuraih
(RA), as a defendant.
- Because of his honesty a Christian was blessed with
- He became famous for keeping a watchful eye in the
bazaar on the peoples' measuring and dealings.
- He used to constantly advise the buyers and sellers of
their Islaamic rights and the need for honesty.
- Because his childhood was in the house of Nabi
(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) the effect of Nabuwaat brushed
off on him.
- It was just part of his nature to reach the depth of
- After the friendship of Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) for 30 years he attained the precise knowledge of
the Sunnah of Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
- He was one of the writers of Wahi during Nabi's
(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) life.
- In Islamic Fiqh masaa'il he reached high ranks.
- Besides having Ilmi discussions, solving Fiqh Masaa'il
was very simple for him.
- He used to have Ilmi discussion with the other great
- Even the fountain heads of Sufism are dependent on him.
- He established the grammar of Arabic and favoured the
entire Muslim community with it.
- By nature he was a very stable person.
- He whose entire life was soaked in piety.
- Neither his poverty nor his authority affect him.
- Even after becoming a leader he did not build any house
- His life's simplicity did not allow him to have even a
- Concerning whom Hadhrat Ayesha's (RA) quote was famous:
"Ali is one who stands in Salaah the entire night and fasts
the whole day".
- Making excessive Ruku and Sajda fitted his natural
- Because of his family relationship with Nabi (Sallallahu
alayhi wasallam) his contact with Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) was even closer.
- He used to always speak very high of the pious people.
- There was absolutely no doubt in his simple lifestyle
regarding showing of riches or status.
- Even during his leadership he used to visit and protect
- Showing lost travellers the correct route made him very
- His daily food was simple.
- He used to stay away from a very high style of food.
- Knowledge gushed out from every limb, and wisdom dripped
- Despite the peoples' adulation, he did not accept
responsibility for Khalifat before its time.
- He named his children after Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
(Radhiallahu-anhu) and Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu-anhu) and
proved his love for them both.
- Helping the poor and needy was his profession.
- He performed his Salaah behind Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
(Radhiallahu-anhu) and completed the right of his Imaan.
- In the marriage of Hadhrat Asma (RA) he gave preference
to Hadhrat Abu-Bakr (Radhiallahu-anhu).
- He did not refuse at any time that Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
(RadhiAllaahu-anhu) and Hadhrat Umar (RadhiAllaahu- anhu) be
buried next to Rasulullah (SallAllaahu alaybi wasallam).
- He took a pledge at the hand of Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
(Radhiallahu-anhu) and saved the Muslims from being split.
- For the upbringing of the orphan Muhammad bin Abu Bakr
(RA), Hadrat Ali (RA) married his mother Asma binte Umais
- He explained the Deen of Hadhrat Farouk as the Deen of
Allaah and testified to the oneness and unity of Allaah.
- He called Hadhrat Umar's RadhiAllaahu-anhu army the army
of Allaah through which Islaam became stronger.
- He testified that Hadhrat Umar (RadhiAllaahu-anhu) was
the refuge of all Muslims and sealed the mouths of the
- He praised the companions of Nabi (SallAllaahu alayhi
wasallam) and strengthened the sect of the Ahlus Sunnah.
- He, with the Ahlus Sunnah, accepted the given Deen of
Allaah and his Rasul (SallAllaahu alayhi wasallam) happily.
- He once proclaimed to Hadhrat Uthmaan
(RadhiAllaahu-anhu), "You are more closer to Nabi
(Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) because you have been blessed
by marrying two of his daughters". After this comment all
doubts were cleared as to who held the higher status.
- To prove his sincerity he sent his two sons, Hasan and
Hussain to safe-guard the house of Hadhrat Uthman
(RadhiAllaahu-anhu) while, the rebels surrounded his house.
- He did not divide the special orchard in Khaibar and
expressed his agreement with Hadhrat Abu-Bakr
- Before Nabi's (SallAllaahu alayhi wasallam) demise when
he asked for a pen and paper, Hadhrat Umar
(RadhiAllaahu-anhu) did not do so seeing the condition of
Nabi (SallAllaahu alayhi wasallam) and Hadhrat Ali
(RadhiAllaahu-anhu) also did not bring the pen and paper
supporting Hadhrat Umar's (RadhiAllaahu-anhu) reasoning.
- He was like the sun guiding towards the valid path but
was fatally wounded by the poisoned sword of Ibn Muljim. By
this wound he passed away on the 20 of Ramadhan 40 Hijri
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Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Kwazulu-Natal)