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Imam Ali

The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S)

The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S)

1. Through his chain of authorities, he, peace be on him, said: [Allah's Messenger, may Allah bless him and his family, said:] "O 'Ali, I am the master of the messengers, and you are the commander of the faithful, Imam of the Allah-fearing, and leader of the excellent, famous ones."

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Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka'ba of Faith

Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka'ba of Faith "Most surely the first House to be set up for mankind is the one at Bekka (Mecca), blessed and a guidance for all nations." (Holy Qur'an 3:96). This is how God Almighty describes the holy Ka'ba that the Father of the human race, Adam, was ordered to build in Mecca at the dawn of mankind's creation.

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Wilayat of Ali (A.S.) is a Strong Fort of Allah Almighty

Wilayat of Ali (A.S.) is a Strong Fort of Allah Almighty To distribute wealth among those who do not deserve it amounts to squandering the wealth. The Holy Qur'an also says. Do not squander your wealth wastefully. The squanderers are indeed Satan's brothers and Satan is ungrateful to his Lord. (Surah Bani Isra'il, 17:27)

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Imam Ali (A.S.): The Greatest

Imam Ali (A.S.): The Greatest Among the wonderful signs which God, the Exalted, has brought forth through the hands of the Commander of the faithful, 'Ali b. Abi Talib, is one, the reports of which have become widespread among the biographers and historians ('ulama' al-siyar wa al-athar) and about which the poets have composed verses (namely) when he, peace be on him, sent back the sun (to its earlier position) on two occasions, once during the life of the Prophet and another time after his death.

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Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor Among both Shias and Sunnis it has been established that the Prophet (s) had appointed Ali to be the Caliph and Imam after him. At the Well of Khum (Ghadir Khum), he proclaimed Ali to be his successor in the presence of groups of Muslims coming back from his last Hajj. He made sure that every one heard this in spite of the big crowds on that day. The news had reached everyone and everywhere. The chain of transmission of the news of Ghadir Khum in Sunni books has been uninterrupted and certain.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.)

Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.) It is reported that Imam 'Ali ('a) said, "The Messenger of Allah called me and said, 'O 'Ali! Verily, there is a similarity between you and Jesus the son of Mary ('a).

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Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition So now, surely slyness and cheating will be in Hell. Fear God and be cautious of His power. God does not accept to surprise the servants with destructions before He warns them. From this cause, a servant slackens the efforts until he forgets the pledge –God’s warning- and thinks he is doing well. Thus, a servant sinks in guess, hope, and inattentiveness of what has come to him.

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Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government

Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) passed away with his head on the lap of Imam Ali (A.S.). He departed to his Lord, the Most High, while still worried about the future of the Mission and nation In the last hour of his life he asked for an inkpot and a sheet of paper to write on to the nation about that which would protect them from going astray after him.

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What is Nahjul Balagha?

What is Nahjul Balagha? The Nahj al-balaghah is a collection of sermons, precepts, prayers, epistles and aphorisms of 'Ali ('a) compiled by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Radi about one thousand years ago. However, neither the recorded words of Mawla 'Ali are confined to those collected by al-Sayyid al-Radi, nor was he the only man to compile the sayings of Amir al-Muminin. Al-Masudi, who lived a hundred years before al-Sayyid al-Radi, in the second volume of his work Muruj al-dhahab , writes: "At present there are over 480 sermons of 'Ali in the hands of the people,"

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Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)

Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s) Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhairal-Uqba writes thus: "His stature was moderate and slightly short. His skin was of wheaten colour and his beard was white and long. His eyes were large and black. He had a cheerful face and was good-natured. His neck was long like a goblet made of silver. His shoulders were broad.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor The Shias are criticized for saying that the Prophet Muhammad (s) had recommended that the Imamate and the caliphate were for Ali and his sons (a), and that the Prophet's Companions had opposed his testament.

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Historical Event of Ghadir

Historical Event of Ghadir It was in the month of Zilhajj 10 A.H. when the Holy Prophet becoming intuitively aware of his approaching end, decided to make a farewell Pilgrimage to Mecca. As the time for the Pilgrimage approached, he started to make preparations for the journey. Hazrat Ali who was in Yemen was asked to complete his work and join the Prophet in Mecca.

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A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). After going through the contents of Imam Ali (A.S.) letter to al-Ashtar, we discover certain principles on which Imam Ali (A.S.) wanted to govern his people with a difference. Much more can be learnt from Nahjul Balagha but the present attempt is limited to the study of only one letter. Among all the seventy-eight letters of Imam Ali (A.S.), this particular letter occupies a unique significance for the reasons of its length and clarity of purpose, notwithstanding the beauty of language and style. Imam Ali’s ideas relating to matters of governance and the administration of justice do not just reflect his personal opinions but represent core Islamic principles as enshrined in the Quran and the precepts of the Prophet

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Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the First Two Caliphs The discussion above will suffice to elucidate our view that the origins of Shi'i feelings and inclinations may be found in the conception of the sanctity for which the Banu Hashim were widely known, in the special consideration with which 'Ali was held by Muhammad (who was, above all, fully conscious of his family's traditionally religious heritage and exalted position), and lastly, in the events in favour of 'Ali which took place during Muhammad's lifetime.

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Imam Ali's Martyrdom (Poem)

Imam Ali's Martyrdom (Poem) Sleep reigned over the Kufan town, As from the mosque came a godly sound. The call for prayer filled the sky, Moving the air with a gentle sigh. Awakening Muslims with a gentle prod,

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Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a] Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [a] sent a letter advising Malik in his post. This letter is an invaluable document highlighting the Imam's outlook towards government, societal needs and the value and rights of a human being in society. It is a message of significant importance and a reminder to Muslims today of the Islamic viewpoint towards Islamic government.

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Imam Ali (a.s.); The True Successor of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.)

Imam Ali (a.s.); The True Successor of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) During the time of the three Kholafa, although Ali (a.s.) did not take part in any of the battles, he was always available when they sought his advice on religious matters. His position as the jurist was on the top of the list among the companions of the Holy Prophet (saw).

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Golden Words of the Leader of the Believers Imam Ali (A.S.)

Golden Words of the Leader of the Believers Imam Ali (A.S.) Ali was the only baby born inside Ka’aba, the house of God, built by Abraham (A.S).He was brought up by Mohammad (S.A) from his very childhood. He was a writer of the holy Quran with detailed references about all Aayaat revealed to the holy messenger (S.A).

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Event of Ghadir Khumm

Event of Ghadir Khumm Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.

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