Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) was Muhammad (PBUH)’s great companion, cousin, and Son in law. He gave his life for the cause of Islam and spread the words of knowledge.
Who is Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)?
Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) was born on 13 Rajab 21 BH (15 September ACE 601), and he was born inside Kaaba (The House of Allah). He was the first cousin of Muhammad (PBUH) as well as the son-in-law of Muhammad (PBUH), he was married to the daughter of Muhammad (PBUH), Fatimah Zahra (RA). As per the Sunni view, he was the 4th Caliph of Islam, while Shia Muslims call him the first Caliph of Islam.
The book Nahjul Balagha – the peak of eloquence, this book is the collection of Addresses, sayings, and pieces of advice given by Ali (RA) on which Shia and Sunni labels as an authentic book. He was also the youngest person to accept Islam.
And his sayings still astonish the world even after passing over 1400 years!
Sword of Ali (RA)
The name of his sword was Zulfiqar which was given to him by Muhammad (PBUH) in the battle of Uhud. And it was presented by Angel Jibraeel after an order from Allah.
These words were spoken by Muhammad (PBUH) in the battle of Uhud after giving him his sword. And Hussain (RA) used this same sword to protect his family in the battle of Karbala.
Battles Ali (RA) Fought
- Battle of Uhud
- Battle of Badr
- Battle of the Trench
- Battle of the Camel
- Battle of Siffin
- Battle of Nahrawan
Muhammad PBUH about Ali (RA)
Life of Ali (RA)
He (RA) led a simple life, he was a great father and a mentor for the Ummah and he was a great husband.
Ali (RA) as a Father and Husband
Muhammad told Fatimah, “I have married you to the dearest of my family to me.”
In the initial stage, they were poor. Fatimah Zahra (RA) used to do the household work, while, He (RA) used to do the outside work and arrange the food. As well as, the stuff gathered after the Battle of Khyber was distributed among the poor.
He was the father of Hassan (RA) and Hussain (RA), the masters of youngsters in Jannah.
Kharjitte Abd-Al-Rahman Ibn Muljam martyred him on the 21 Ramadan 661 AD in the Great Mosque of Kufa during the Fajr prayers.