Display of depth and sensitivity of the sincerity of Ali رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه

During a battle Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) had captured an enemy soldier and was about to kill him. The man suddenly spat on the blessed and radiant face of Ali (May Allah be pleased with him), in response to the nasty inclination that had arisen within him.

It would have been mere child’s play for that brave and gallant ‘lion of Allah’ to cut off the head of that enemy with one fell swoop. However, Ali stopped suddenly, anxious that at that moment his nafs had tainted his intention which was to fight for Allah and nothing else. He stopped and slowly put down his sword, which had been named Zulfikar and had been a gift to him from the Prophet, deciding not to kill his enemy.

The shocked man on the ground lay in a wretched state awaiting his death. He had thought that Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) would display an even more intense effort with greater anger and rage as a result of his spitting in his face. However, it was not as he expected. Suddenly he came face to face with a truth that he could never have imagined. The enemy, who could not make sense of this action of this hero of Islam and hero of the hearts of people, asked Ali in shock and with great curiosity:

“O Ali! Why did you stop when you were just about to kill me? What brought about this change of mind? What happened that made you go from a violent rage to a remarkable calmness… You were like a bolt of lightning about to strike before you suddenly calmed down…”

Hazrat Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) replied:

“I use this sword of the Prophet in the path of Allah only. I never let my nafs interfere… When you spat on my face you wished to anger and insult me. If I had succumbed to my anger at that point I would have killed you for the base reason of giving in to my own whims, which is something that does not befit a believer. Whereas I fight for the sake of Allah, and not for the satisfaction of my pride”.

As a result the heart of that enemy found life again in response to the lofty, praiseworthy character of the person he had come to kill. He took heed from Ali’s faith, his sincerity and his opposition to his own desires. The man subsequently became Muslim.

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Victorious Lion of Allah

Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) was distinguished not only by generosity and deep knowledge, but also by outstanding courage. He took part in all but one of the armed struggles for the survival of Islam, and became renowned as a heroic figure in every battle he entered. He missed just one campaign, the battle of Tabuk. The Prophetﷺ asked him not to come out for Tabuk, but to watch over the community and the members of the Prophet’s family at Madina. This upset Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu). He complained, “O Prophet! Are you leaving me behind to take care of women and children?”

The Prophetﷺ answered with these consoling words: “You are in the same position to me as Aaron was to Moses, except that there will be no prophet after me.” (1)

It was the custom of the Arabs to call their most famous warriors to step forward for single combat as a prelude to the general engagement of both sides in battle. The Prophetﷺ usually asked Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) to undertake such single combats. With Allah’s will, he bested every opponent. He was, therefore, widely known by the title Victorious Lion of Allah.

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The heroic performance of Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) was no doubt rooted in the spiritual inspiration of the Prophet. For Muhammadﷺ once said, “The real hero is not the person who prevails over his rival in combat. The real hero is the person who controls himself in times of anger.” (2) Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) was a good example of the sort of real warrior pointed out by this saying of the Prophetﷺ. He lived a life in which he triumphed over his ego all the time.

In one battle, Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) was about to kill a soldier from the army of the idol-worshippers. On the verge of death, that soldier spat in his face. Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) stopped, put down his sword, and told the man to get up and go. The soldier was astounded. He asked Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) why, when he held all the power and had been insulted, he was giving his opponent another chance. Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) answered, “We fight two kinds of battles. The first is against idol-worshippers like you; the second is against our lower selves. That battle requires us to control our passions. I had been fighting against you only for the sake of Allah. When you spat in my face, it made me angry. If I had killed you in that moment, it would have been to satisfy my own rage, and my lower self would have triumphed over me. That is why I set you free. I have won the great battle, the battle with my own lower self. To be a slave in the hands of the lower self is greater danger for Muslims than the attacks of idol-worshippers.” (3)

With this answer, Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) raised the veil from the heart of the enemy soldier. The man was enlightened with faith, and became a Muslim. Later this new Muslim took part in many battles at the side of Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu). He followed Hadrat Ali’s teaching, differentiating carefully between anger for the sake of Allah and anger for the sake of one’s own passions. He gave the battle against his lower self priority over fighting any other enemy.

Hadrat Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) was a heroic warrior, yet never ceased living a life of spiritual commitment and deep devotion. During one battle, he was shot through the leg with an arrow. His supporters attempted to remove it from his leg, but Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) couldn’t bear the operation because the pain was so severe. Finally he told them, “Let me stand in prayer. When I am in the midst of prayer, pull the arrow.”

They followed his instruction, and took out the arrow easily. When Ali (KaramAllahu Wajhu) finished his prayer, he asked them whether they had been successful! Prayer removed him from the possibility of pain. He used to pray as if he had already departed from the world.

References:

(1) Ramazanoğlu Mahmud Sami, Hz. Aliyyu’l-Murtaza, 54.

(2) Muslim, al-Birr, 107.

(3) Ramazanoğlu Mahmud Sami, Hz. Aliyyu’l-Murtaza, 117.

Master of the Bountiful- Hadrat Ali (karamAllahu wajhu wa Alaihi Salaam)

Raised in the bosom of the Prophetﷺ, Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) never inclined to worldly affairs. Consequently his life was an example of Islamic solidarity and altruism.

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The Prophetﷺ once said, “When Allah blesses His servant, He opens the way for that servant to serve humanity.” (Suyuti, II, 4/3924)

Reflecting on this great divine favor, Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) replied, “There are two blessings, and I cannot say which one makes me happier. The first is when someone comes to me for help with the hope that I will provide him with what he wants from me.The second is when Allah helps that person through me. I prefer helping a Muslim to a world made of gold or silver.”(*)

One day Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) said to his noble wife Fatima (Alaiha Salaam), “I’m starving. Have we got anything to eat?” Hadrat Fatima (Alaiha Salaam) answered that they had nothing to eat, but there were six dinars in the house. Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) took that money and went to the bazaar.

On the way to the bazaar he heard one man scolding another. The first man was demanding that the second man pay what he owed; he was threatening to take him to court. The borrower asked more time from the lender, but the lender rejected his plea.

Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) interrupted and asked, “How much money are you fighting about?” The two responded that it was six dinars. Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) paid the lender the whole amount, and headed home with nothing. On the way back he wondered what he would tell Hadrat Fatima (Alaiha Salaam). In the end he decided, “She won’t be angry with me. She is the chief of women, and the daughter of the Prophet! She’ll be tolerant of what I’ve done.”

When he told Hadrat Fatima (Alaiha Salaam) what had happened, she said, “That is a noble act. May Allah be praised! You saved a Muslim from imprisonment. Allah is enough for us.” She was upset, though: both their blessed sons were crying out of hunger. Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) sensed her state, and was upset himself. He went to visit the Prophet (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam), thinking that he would forget what had happened once he entered that spiritual presence.

On the way to the Prophet’s house, he saw a man approaching, accompanied by a camel. The man said, “I’m selling this camel. Would you like to buy it?” Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) told him that he had no money. The man kept pressing him, however, and finally Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) bought the camel for a hundred dinars, on credit. Then he moved on.

As he continued, another man approached him and offered to buy the camel. He offered Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) three hundred dinars, and the deal was done. With part of the money from the sale of the camel, Ali (karam Allahu wajhu)  bought some food and went home. He told Hadrat Fatima (Alaiha Salaam) what had happened; they ate, fed the children, and thanked Allah.

Afterwards Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) went on to see the Prophet (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam). The Prophet (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) asked him, “O Ali! Do you know from whom you bought the camel and to whom you sold it?”

Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) replied, “Allah and His messenger know the best.”

The Prophet (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) said, “The seller was the Angel Gabriel, and the buyer was the Angel Israfil, who will blow the trumpet of summons on the last day of the world. That camel came from Paradise. You helped a Muslim in distress, and Allah gave you many times your investment in return. No one knows what He will give you in the Hereafter.”(**)

 

(*)Ali al-Muttaqi, al-Kanz al-`Ummal, VI, 598/17049.

(**)Ramazanoğlu Mahmud Sami, Hz. Aliyyu’l-Murtaza, 119-122.

 

`Ata (May Allah have mercy with him) narrates from Ibn`Abbas (RadiAllahu Anhu): “Hadrat Ali (karam Allahu wajhu) agreed to irrigate a date orchard in return for a certain amount of barley when the work was done. In the morning he got what was owed him and came home. With a third of the barley the family cooked a meal called hazira. Just as the food was ready, a poor person came to the door, asking for something to eat. Ali and Fatima (Alaihimus Salaam) gave their meal to that poor person. They cooked another meal with another third of the barley. Just as the food was ready, an orphan came to the door, asking for something to eat. They gave that meal to the orphan. Then they cooked another meal with the last third of the barley. Just as the food was ready, a prisoner of war came to the door, asking for something to eat. They gave that meal to the captive, and spent the day hungry.

Another narrative of Hadrat Ali and Fatima (Alaihimus Salaam) relates that during one Ramadan, for three days in succession the couple gave their fast-break food to a poor person, an orphan, and a captive, and themselves broke their fast with water alone. It is in relation to this noble act that the following verses are said to have been revealed:

And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive. We only feed you for Allah’s sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks. Surely we fear from our Lord a stern, distressful day. Therefore Allah will guard them from the evil of that day and cause them to meet with ease and happiness (Insan/76: 8-11).(***)

Because of this noble morality, Prophet Muhammad (SalAllahu Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wassallam) gave Hadrat Ali (karamAllahu Wajhu) the title Master of the Bountiful.

 

(***)al-Wahidi, al-Asbab al-Nuzul, 470; al-Zamakhshari, al-Kashshaf, VI, 191-192; al-Razi, XXX, 244.

 

 

 

Marhaba O Shah-e-Mardan!! Marhaba O Sher-e-Yazdaan!! Marhaba O Sher-e-Khuda!! Marhaba O Haider al-Karrar!! Marhaba O Amir al-Mu’minin !! Marhaba!! Marhaba!!

13th Rajab:

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”The way no Prophet attained Prophethood by taking out Rasul’Allah (ﷺ) as Rasul’Allah (ﷺ) distributed Prophethood.

In the same way, no Wali (saint) attained Sainthood (Wilayah) without taking out Ali (radhiAllahu anhu), as Ali (radhiAllahu anhu) distributes Sainthood.

Ali (radhiAllahu anhu) is the centre of Sainthood.”

Ali Nu Yaad KaroRemember Ali
Ral Ke Fariyaad KaroCry Out Together
Hai Gareebaan-Da, Aho Aasraa Ali Is The Shelter Of The Destitute.

(KaramAllahu Wajhu Wa Alaihi Salaam)

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“Rasul’Allah (salla Allah alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) says in an authentic hadith “Ali is from me and I am from Ali. No one can give on my behalf except Ali.”

He is the Nafs of the Mustafa (salla Allah alayhi wa alihi wa sallam). If you want to seek the knowledge of Rasul’Allah (salla Allah alayhi wa alihi wa sallam), you have to go to Ali because no one can give on his behalf except Ali. Therefore we take this anwar from Ameer Al-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abu Talib (alayhi el salam).

Al Nabi (salla Allah alayhi wa alihi salam) stood in front of Ali, Fatima, Al Hassan, and Al Husayn and said [in a hadith which is hassan to say the least] “I am peace on those who make peace with you and I am war to those you are at war with.” When declaring war on Ameer Al-Mu’min Ali ibn Abu Talib, you are declaring war on Rasul’Allah (salla Allah alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) and when you declare on Rasul’Allah (salla Allahy alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) you are declaring war on Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala.”

– Sayyidi Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al Husayni al Ninowy (Allah swt raise his rank)

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Hazrat Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Alaihis Salaam)…

“He was born in the purest places. (Ka’bah)
And on the best of days. (Fridays)
Martyred in the best of months. (Ramadan)
And on the best of nights. (Night of Power/Qadr)
And in the best of moments. (Prayer)
And in the best of positions. (Prostration)
And was married to the best of women (Hazrat Fatima Alaiha Salaam).”

 

Blessed Birth Of Beloveds Beloved, Sher-e-Khuda, Sayyidina Ali Ibn Abi Talib (KaramAllahu wajhu wa ‘alayhi al-salaam). The one whom the Sword Dhulfiqar was gifted, the victorious one at Khaybar…… Mubarak on this auspicious day, 13th Rajab, to all.

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“Man kunto maula, fa Ali-un Maula”

It is narrated by Barā’ bin ‘Āzib (RadiAllahu Anhu): We were on a journey with Allāh’s Messenger (ﷺ). (On the way) we stayed at Ghadīr Khum. There it was announced that the prayer was about to be offered. The space under two trees was cleaned for Allāh’s Messenger (ﷺ). Then he offered the zuhr (noon) prayer, and, holding ‘Alī’s hand, he said: Don’t you know that I am even nearer than the lives of the believers? They said: Why not! He said: Don’t you know that I am even nearer than the life of every believer? They said: Why not! The narrator says that he said while holding ‘Alī’s hand: One who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his master. O Allāh! Befriend the one who befriends him (‘Alī) and be the enemy of one who is his enemy. The narrator says that after this ‘Umar (bin al-Khattāb (RadiAllahu Anhu)) met ‘Alī (RadiAllahu Anhu) and said to him: O Ibn Abī Tālib! Congratulations, you have become the master of every male and female believer, morning and evening (for ever).”

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References

►Ahmad bin Hambal related it from Barā’ bin ‘Āzib through two different chains of transmission in al-Musnad (4:281)
►Ibn Abī Shaybah, al-Musannaf (12:78 # 12167)
►Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:169; 5:464)
►Ibn ‘Asākir, Tārīkh Dimashq al-kabīr (5:167, 168)
► Ibn Athīr, Asad-ul-ghābah (4:103)
► Dhahabī has said in Siyar a‘lām-in-nubalā’ (2:623, 624)

“Other Sahabas (radi’Allahu ta’ala anhum) would collect themselves when Imam ‘Ali (karamAllahu wajhu wa Alaihi Salaam) entered an assembly. The Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa aalihi wa sallam) would welcome him standing up, would kiss him. They don’t write this in the books either. All the Sahaba (radi’Allahu ta’ala anhum) would stand up. O Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’at! If you respect him less than this, it means there is doubt in your imaan…”

— Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani