19th Ramazan


In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Allah says in His Glorious Book :

And among men is he who sells himself to seek the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is Affectionate to the servants. (2:207)

Only Allah is your Vali and His Messenger and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow. (5:55).

This is Ali the man who has sold himself to God. His mind became the mind that opened up on God by clinging to the Right… His heart became big enough to love all people for it is the heart that was big enough to love Allah…This is Ali’s secret.He did not think about himself. He only thought to please God… That is why he used to say to the people… that he was not like any of them… He wants them for God, while they want him for themselves.

Ali was an image of the Messenger( SAW) . He was raised by Muhammad( SAW) who nurtured his mind, personality and soul, until he became an image of the Prophet( SAW) .

When he became the commander of the faithful, the Imam(a.s.) used to say to the people who had conflicting opinions regarding his caliphate:

You the people of conflicting souls and dispersed hearts…I call you for the Right and you run away from it, like a goat running away from a lion …There is no way that I can climb with you to the level of Justice and straighten the deviation away from the Right…

This was Ali’s tragedy:
He wanted to raise the nation to the top but they wanted to stay at the bottom and chose not to listen to him or learn from him.

The Role of the caliph :

Then Ali talks about his role as a ruler, and explains why he accepted this post, and emphasizes that he wanted to serve and had no personal ambitions or interests… Then he talks to God, as a prophet on an Imam should when he shoulders a responsibility feeling that he is responsible before God in the first place and to the nation in the second.

Thus the Imam(a.s.) stands in submission to say to Allah:

O God… you know that I did not seek to engage in any struggle for power or money or such national benefits men might be tempted to acquire, but to defend God’s religion and seek justice and reform in God’s land, so that “The wronged and the back trodden will feel safe” and your laws will be observed… I was the first to be called for Islam and the first to respond to the call.. ”No one has preformed prayers before me except God’s Messenger”.

He was a Muslim in his heart and mind before the message was revealed , then when the Prophet (SAW) called him to Islam he was ready to adopt what has already lived in his mind and soul…

The caller and the militant

Thus, the Imam lived Islam as a kid and he grew up to vow as a young man that he will dedicate himself to the cause of Allah as a caller and a fighter…

He lived in the Messenger’s house and used to say:
“the first house in Islam held three: God’s Messenger, Khadja and me”

And when the Messenger( SAW) wanted the Imam(a.s.) to sleep in his bed, he asked only if this would secure his safety. Then he graciously accepted.

Ali was also the man whom the Messenger( SAW)chose to return all what the people of Makkah have entrusted him with. He was also the bravest fighter in the battle of “Badr” where he killed half of the those the infidels lost, and took part in killing the other half… to the extent that Gabriel was saying while the angels were cheering the Muslims: “There is no man (champion or fighter for a cause) except Ali (a.s.) and there is no sword except Ali and there is no sword except Zilfiqur (Ali’s sword ). He was the sword that vowed it will only fight for a just cause.

He used to move from one war to another, not because he liked to fight but to defend Islam and fight those who wanted to thwart Islam and kill it in its curdle. He was also the caller who learnt all the Islamic sciences his teacher, the Prophet( SAW) , taught him, to the extent that the Messenger( SAW) said:

“I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate”.

In the battle of Al-Ahzab, he fought on infidel fierce fighter called Amr bin Abd Wid, whom all the Muslims were afraid to. And on the eve of the battle of Uhud Muhammad( SAW)said:

“I will give the banner tomorrow to someone who loves God and His Messenger( SAW), and who is loved by God and His Messenger”…He is a man that attacks and does not retreat until Allah grant us victory”

This medal the Prophet( SAW) gave to no one else indicates that Ali ,just as the prophet has said, is worthy of the love of Allah and His Messenger, for he is the right in its entirety. He is as Muhammad( SAW) said:

“Ali is with the Right and the Right is with Ali, May Allah turn the Right with him wherever he turns”.

Then when the Messenger gathered the Muslims in Ghadir Khum , having been told by Allah that if he did not convey what was revealed to Him, he would not have conveyed God’s Message… The Messenger(SAW) stood up and raised Ali’s hand and said:

Whoever I am his master , then Ali is his master.. . But things changed and events turned out to deviate the Muslims from the straight path.

Nevertheless, Ali (a.s.) remained patient and nothing could change his dedication to Islam. He decided to “to keep the peace as long as the affairs of Muslims were maintained and the only wrong inflicted was against me personally”. Ali’s sole concern was to keep the state of peace among Muslims and prevent internal strife. He believed that the unity of Muslims is the weapon that safeguards their strength and dignity… He was the champion of unity who helped those who set him aside and took his place, because the issue was not personal, but that of the Message.

Even when he became a caliph, they planted mines on his road and forced him to engage in several wars he wanted none of. His sole goal was to open up on Muslims peacefully and lead them to straight path of Islam but they did not let him.

On the 19th of the month of Holy Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) of the year 40 A.H, Imam Ali (A.S) came to the mosque in Kufa for his morning prayers. Imam Ali (A.S) gave the call for prayer (Azaan) and became engaged in leading the congregation. Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam pretending to pray, stood just behind Imam Ali (A.S), and when Imam Ali (pbuh) was in a state of prostration, Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam dealt a heavy stroke with his sword, inflicting a deep wound on Imam Ali’s (A.S) head.

This was the time when Imam Ali (as) uttered his famous words : “Fuzto warab-il-Kaaba” – “By the Rab of Kaaba, I am successful”.

اللّهُمّ الْعَنْ قَتَلَةَ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

اللـــــــــــهم الــعن قتلة أميــــــــــر المؤمنين علیه السلام

O Allah, Curse the killers of Amir Al-Mo’mineen A.S

( Note : This is something which I found and shared. If you have any questions please do ask me.)




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