13 Rajab - Birth Anniversary of 4th Caliph of Islam, Sher e Khuda, Hazrat Ali R.A


Hazrat Ali R.A. was the fourth caliph of Islam and a faithful companion of Prophet Muhammad SAW. He was born in the holy month of Rajab, on the 13th day of the Hijri calendar, which corresponds to the 13th of September 601 CE. His birthplace was the sacred Kaaba in Mecca, where he was the first person to be born. He was the son of Abu Talib and Fatimah bint Asad, who were both from the noble clan of Banu Hashim. He was also the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad SAW, as he married his daughter Fatimah R.A.

Hazrat Ali R.A. was the first among the youth to embrace Islam, when he was only 10 years old. He witnessed the revelation of the Quran and learned it directly from the Prophet SAW. He was always loyal and supportive of the Prophet SAW, and he risked his life for him on several occasions. He migrated with him to Medina, and he fought bravely in all the battles of Islam, except the Battle of Tabuk, where he was appointed by the Prophet SAW as his deputy in Medina. He was known for his courage, wisdom, knowledge, justice, generosity, and piety. He was one of the ten companions who were given the glad tidings of Paradise by the Prophet SAW.

Hazrat Ali R.A. became the caliph of Islam in 656 CE, after the martyrdom of Uthman R.A. He faced many challenges and conflicts during his caliphate, but he always tried to uphold the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW. He was respected and loved by many Muslims. He was assassinated by a Kharijite, who stabbed him while he was praying in the great mosque of Kufa, in 661 CE. He died as a martyr and was buried in Najaf, Iraq.

Hazrat Ali R.A. was a great leader, a noble scholar, and a righteous servant of Allah. He left behind many valuable sayings and teachings that inspire Muslims to this day.