Hazrat Ali (R.A)
Hazrat Imam Ali R.A, the son of Abu Talib, the son of Abdul Mutlib, was the cousin of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon you). Hazrat Ali Bin Abi Talib (R.A) was born in Khana Ka’aba on 13th of Rajab on a Friday. The name of his mother was Hazrat Fatima bin-te Asad. Hazrat Ali was groomed in the family of the Holy Prophet and always proved to be a trusted companion. He was married to Hazrat Fatima-tu-Zahra, the honorable daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) always regarded him for his superior services and qualities. The degree of praise and status, which is found in the Ahadith about Hazrat Ali is unmatchable with any other companion of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
The Prophet once said about him that I am a city of knowledge and Ali is my entrance (the door). On another occasion the Prophet said about Hazrat Ali (R.A) “Ali is also the Maula (spiritual leader) of all those who consider me their Maula (spiritual leader).” Hazrat Ali (R.A) was the first Imam and fourth caliph of Islam.
Hazrat Ali always fought for Islam. He was attacked by a person named Abdul Rehman bin Muljim on 19th of Ramadan in the 40th year of Hijri calendar in the mosque while he was offering his Fajar prayer. He became seriously injured and after the attack when he came back to his home, he gave some pieces of advices to his sons. When his murderer was caught and brought in front of him, he saw that his face turned pale due to fear and his eyes were shedding tears. Even at that movement he took pity at his murderer.
He advised his sons Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hazrat Imam Hussain that from now onwards this man was their detainee and they should treat him well. They should give him the same food what they ate. He further said that if I would get well then I would decide whether to punish or forgive him. But if I could not survive and they wanted to take the revenge then they should also give him only a single cut as he gave him a single cut. He also advised them not to cut his arms and legs as it was against the teachings of Islam.
After the attack there was a wave of unrest spread across in the whole of Arab and Kufa. Hazrat Ali (R.A) spent two days on bed in severe pain. The whole body had absorbed the poison from the attack, which ultimately resulted in the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali on (R.A) is 21st of Ramadan.
Hazrat Ali (R.A) once said that the best among the followers is the one who spends from his wealth in the name of Allah, on behalf of himself and his family because whatever one sends towards his hereafter returns to him in the form of betterment for him.