Hazrat Ali (a.s) is the wali of Allah and wasi of the Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) and Imam (a.s). There are many ayat in the Quran in his blessing and the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) has let behind many habits in his praise. Every Muslim has a belief in Shahadat Imam Ali (a.s).
Hazrat Ali (a.s) was born on 13th Rajab in the Khaana-e-Kaaba. Throughout his lifetime he helped the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and was with him in all the battles of Islam and was successful in all of them too. On the command of Allah, Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) said him Maula and awarded him the title of Ameer-ul-Momineen. This title is only for Hazrat Imam Ali (a.s).
There is no match of Hazrat Imam Ali (a.s) in his loyalty, kindness, bravery & courage and character. His performances are an example to mankind and no words are the match in expressing them.
Shahadat Imam Ali –
Shahadat Imam Ali (a.s)
Hazrat Imam Ali (A.S) was martyred with a poisoned sword On 19th Ramazan 40th Hijri Maula Ali went a few minutes before the time of FAJAR prayers to the mosque of Kufa. Maula Ali (A.S) began the Salat and when he went into the prostration (SAJDA) Ibn-e-Muljim injured him with his poisoned sword on his head. The wound was on his head up to his forehead. When the sword hit him, he said :
“BY THE PROMISE OF LORD OF KAABA, I AM SUCCESSFUL.”
All the people of Kufa heard the announce about Maula’s a.s murder. People ran towards the mosque, Imam Ali fell down and was setting dust into his hurt from the ground. His face and beard were gushing with blood. When Ali (a.s) was hit by the sword the earth & sky were trembling, a black wind arose, the walls of the mosque flourished and the doors were banging. angels calling out that,
“HAZRAT ALI HAS BEEN MURDERED.”
The people of Kufa were rushing towards the mosque. Imam Hasan (a.s) & Imam Hussain (a.s) also ran toward the mosque, both the sons picked up their father and tied a cloth on his injury.Imam Ali (a.s) told Imam Hasan (a.s):
“IBN-E-MULJIM THE SON OF A JEWISH WOMAN HAS Injured ME.”
The effect of the poison was increasing in Hazrat Ali (a.s)’s the body. Imam Hasan (a.s) & Imam Hussain (a.s) covered him in a blanket and carried him home as Imam Ali (a.s) did not have the stamina to walk. He was fasting.
At the time of Iftar when the fast is opened people of Kufa had caught Ibn-e-Muljim and brought him to Imam Ali (a.s). He was in a very bad situation due to thirst. Imam Hasan (a.s) had taken milk for Imam Ali (a.s) for his iftar. He delivered the milk to Ibn-e-Muljim and said :
“DRINK IT YOU ARE THIRSTY.”
Ibn-e-Muljim said: “I Bought THIS SWORD FOR 1000 DIRHAMS & POISONED WORTH 1000 DIRHAMS AND Implemented IT ON THE SWORD. THERE IS SO MUCH OF Virus ON THIS SWORD THAT IF IT IS SPREAD ON THE Planet, ALL THE LIVING Everything ON IT WILL DIE.”
Advices of Hazrat Ali (a.s) to his Sons (a.s)
Imam Ali (a.s) suffered from his injury for three days, and He (a.s) gave away on 21st of the month of Ramadan (Mah e Ramzan) at an age of 63 years. During these three days, he (a.s) consigned his son, Imam Hasan (a.s) with the Imamate of leading the nation ideologically and socially. During those three days, as during all his life, he never ceased remembering Allah, honoring Him, and holding Him and His law. Moreover, he continued giving pieces of guidance and controls leading to good, pointing to the right, describing the way to guidance, explaining the plan for deliverance, calling for the observance of Allah’s ordinances, and warning against following one’s ill wishes and setbacks from not carrying out the perfect message.
-Shahadat Imam Ali –
The following is one piece of advice offered to his sons, Imam Hasan (a.s) and Imam Hussain (a.s):
“I advise you to fear GOD, and not to run after (the comfort of) the world, even if it may run after you. Do not be sorry for anything from it which you have been rejected. Say the truth and act for (Allah’s) award. Be an attacker of the oppressor, and be a helper of the oppressed.” -Shahadat Imam Ali- “I advise you, my children, my household and all those who may get my message, to fear Allah, to manage your affairs well, to maintain good relations among yourselves, for I have learned your grandfather (PBUH) saying: ‘Good relationships are better than prayer and fasting in common.'”-Shahadat Imam Ali-
“(Fear) Allah when controlling matters of orphans. Do not let them weaken, nor allow them to be lost as long as you are there.”
“(Fear) Allah in honor to your neighbors, for they were the trust of your Prophet (PBUH). He went on asking us to take care of them, so much that we believed he would make them beneficiaries (of our heritage).” “(Fear) Allah in regard to the Holy Quran, (take care that) no one may shine you in following its tenets.” “(Fear) Allah in regard to prayer, as it is the pillar of your faith.” “(Fear) Allah in regard to your Lord’s House (Kaaba), do not leave it so long as you live, because if you do you will not be seen upon with respect.”-Shahadat Imam Ali- “(Fear) Allah in regard to Jihad, fight with your money, your lives, and your tongues, in the way of Allah.”
SHAHADAT IMAM ALI
Imam Ali (a.s) was martyred in 2 ways, one with the sword and the other with poison. Imam Ali (a.s) was injured on the morning of 19th Ramadan and died on 21st Ramadan. Imam Hasan (a.s) & Imam Hussain (a.s) bathed and shrouded him and when they took his body for the funeral, all the doors, doors and walls bent in his honor.
-Shahadat Imam Ali-
Hazrat Ali (a.s) was buried at Najaf. Today his great shrine still stands there and is crowded with devotees.
May Allah take all of us to His (a.s) shrine for ziarat (Ameen).