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(ii) The second occasion was at the time of Ali’s(A.S) conquest of Khyber. The words of the Holy Prophet(A.S), quite clearly, positively and expressively give out his opinion about Hazarath Ali (A.S) and his desire to leave Hazarath Ali(A.S) as the...

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He made careful enquiries as to the number of persons killed, their status and the losses incurred by their families and paid the ‘Diyat‘ strictly. When every loss was made good , he distributed the remainder of the money he had brought among the...

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The first battalion to run in pell-mell was the one in command of khalid ibne walid (Rauzath-us-Safa, Vol. II, page 137, Tareekh-e-Ambia Vol.II page 388). He was accompanied by Bani Saleem and freshly converted Quraish of Mecca. This was followed by...

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The fall of Mecca, which took place in Ramazan of 8 A.H. (January 630 A.D), was accompanied with serious repercussions. The success of Islam since the Hijrath had brought many followers to its fold. Those were three types; some had seen the truth in...

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The news of the success so please the Holy Prophet(A.S) that he, though ill, came out to greet the victor, embraced him; said,” Ali(A.S), had I not been afraid that Muslims will start regarding you as Christians regards the Christ(A.S), I would have...

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(vi) In their struggle for existence, Muslims had to face a very serious opposition fromjews. In the beginning, they tried to help Quraish against Islam surreptitiously and then openly. But when Ali(A.S) broke through the enmity of Quraish and...

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The defeat of Ohad was great blow to Quraish and their leader abu sufyan. While retreating from Ohad, he had promised that he will come back again to avenge the defeat. He instigated the clans of Bani Nazeer, Bani Ghuthfan, Bani Sleem and Bani Kitana;...

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The first encounter took place between Ali(A.S) and talha ibne talha. This encounter carries with it an incident of marvellous chivalry by Ali(A.S) which I have narrated elsewhere. Talha suffered defeat at the hands of Ali(A.S) and died. He was the...

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In Madina, the Holy Prophet (A.S) was forced to defend himself and his followers and was thus forced to fight many battles. At each and every battle, Ali(A.S) was the hero and it was he who fought single handed with famous warriors of Arabia ,...

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As was said, this was really the first and the greatest service of Islam. From that day to the last day of his life, Hazarath Ali(A.S) , sincerely and nobly acted as the defender of the faith. (ii) The second great occasion was when the Holy...

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(iv) Shaik-ul-Islam Imam Abu Omer Eusuf Ibne Abdul Burr, in his book ‘Al Istheeaab‘, quotes Hussan Ibne Jermoze, saying that his father once saw Hazarath coming out of Koofa mosque in a shirt made of jute cloth and around him were people so well...

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(ii) Allam Kamla-ud-din Mohammed-ibne-Talha-e-Shafeyee, in his book, ‘Matali-ul-Soul’, quotes Abdulah Ibne Zurare, saying, ” I went to see Hazarath Ali(A.S) on an Eid day. He asked me to join in his breakfast. I agreed. A very poor kind of food was...

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(ii) One day, he saw an old woman carrying a heavy load of firewood, which she could ill-afford to lift. She was tottering under the weight. Hazarath relieved her of her weight, carried it to her hamlet and on her request, lighted her oven for her and...

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(iv) In the magazine ‘Al Hukam‘ Vol. II, No.47 of 1906, there appeared an article saying that the Russians in 1905 found an order of Hazarath Ali(A.S) in his own hand writing which was in Koofi script. This was found in a monastery of Ardabail, chief...

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IV. Ali(A.S) among his subjects: (i) Once, Obaidullah-ibne-Abbas, as governor, ill-treated the Bani Tameem clan. They complained to Hazarath. He wrote to Ibne-Abbas, “… you should not behave like a beast with your subjects. They are respectable...

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(6) It was he month of Ramazan, the month of fasting. It was the time of the morning prayers; the mosque was full of Muslims. Ali(A.S) was kneeling before God and when he raised, a terrible blow fell upon it, giving a very deep cut. There was a great...

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(3) In the battle of ‘Siffeen‘, moavia reached the river Euphrates before the army ofHazarath Ali(A.S) and took position of the river. When Hazarath’s army reached there, he was informed that they would not be allowed a drop of water from the river....

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12. Ali(A.S) amidst his friends and foes and amongst rich and poor: I have cited below a few cases which go to show what type of man was Ali-ibne-Abi-Talib(A.S). He was, as Pool says ” Truly a noble man, a man of righteousness and a man of brave,...

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(viii) Gibbon, in ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire(Vol. V)’ says that… the zeal and virtues of Ali(A.S) were never out stripped by any recent proselyte. He united the qualification of a poet, a soldier and a saint. His wisdom...

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He was a scion of a very illustrious, rich and noble clan as well as son-in-law and great favorite of the Holy Prophet (A.S); at the same time, he was the greatest warrior and marshal of his time., yet, in spite of his riches, he ate,dressed and lived...

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(iii) Another philosopher and historian of Egypt, Ustad (professor) Mohammed Kamil Hatha, pays his tributes in the following words: ” His life is an agglomeration of pleasing incidents, bloody encounters and sad episodes. His personality is very...

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(vi) Ali(A.S) started acting as the bodyguard of the Holy Prophet(A.S) even when he was just a boy of 13 or 14 years. The young men of Quraish under instigation of their parents used to stone the Holy Prophet (A.S). Ali(A.S) took up the work of acting...

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8. The Holy Prophet (A.S) and Hazarath Ali(A.S); how they loved each other: (i) Ibne Abil Hadeed-e-Moatazalee, the commentator of ‘Nahjul Balagha‘, citesAbdullah-ibne-Abbas, saying once I asked my father: “Sir, my cousin Mohammed(A.S) had many...

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4. His Kunniath: Among various Kunniaths, the most famous were Abdul Hasan, Abdus-Sibtain andAbu Turab. Note: Names derived on account of some relation or some connection. It is an Arab system that respectable people are addressed with...

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THE AUTHOR Hazarath  Ali-Ibne-Abi-Talib 1. His genealogy: Hazarath Ali(A.S), the lord of the faithful was the first cousin of the Holy Prophet (A.S). His father. Abu Talib and the father of the Holy Prophet(A.S) , Abdullah, were sons of Abdul...