13th Rajab –Date of Birth-Honoring and Remembering the Great Imaam.
He was the first cousin of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), father of Hazrat Imaam Hasan and the greatest Martyr Imaam Husaien, [Radiyal Laahu Anhuma] the Lion of God, Gateway of Knowledge, the mightiest of mighty; does not need an introduction,
He was at the same time master of the Pen and Sword — a rare combination. Even today in the battle fields the Cry of “Yaa Alee !” resounds, invoking his help.
There are many historical incidences where Hazrat Ali was always at the Prophet Muhammad’s [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] side working to forward the cause of Allaah Kareem. This meant not only educating the new Muslims about the fresh revelations but also defending the believers from the opposition to this new faith.
HIS BRAVERY: Hazrat Abaas [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] says, “Hazrat Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] was the bravest amongst the people.”
Hazrat Abu Dharr [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] reports that before Hijrat, when the Kufaar were planning to martyr the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam].
Sleeping that night on the blessed bed of the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] [as per instruction of the Prophet] showed his bravery and his faith in the Holy Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam].
“ Hazrat Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] was one of the most courageous and able men in the Muslim army. He was appointed the standard-bearer at the battles of both Badr and Khaybar.
He partook in all the great battles except in the Battle of Tabook. “Hazrat Ali was never defeated in a war or a combat throughout his life.
His physical strength was beyond human comprehension. He went forward in the Love of Allaah Kareem and His Rasool [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] and uprooted the Door of the Fort of Khaibar with his bare hands and used it as a shield.
After the battle, forty strong men together could not move the door from where it has kept by Hazrat Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] When asked about his wonderful display of strength, in removing the doors, Hazrat Alee [radiyal Laahu Anhu]replied that it was his Spiritual power.”