Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Alee (Karramal Laahu Wajhu)
1460th Birthday (Yaum e Wilaadat Mubaarak) of Ameer ul Mumineen Hazrat Saiyyidinaa Alee (Karramal Laahu Wajhahul Kareem)
This verse of the Holy Quraan was also revealed in praise of Hazrat Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]
“Those who spend their wealth in charity during the night and the day, (both) discreetly and openly. For them, they have a generous reward by their Lord. They have no fear nor do they have any grief.”
Hazrat ibn Abaas [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] states that Hazrat Ali/Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu].had only four dirhams with him. He distributed one dirham as charity at night and one dirham in the day. He then gave one dirham discreetly and one dirham openly. It was on this, that the above mentioned verse of the Quraan was revealed.
Hazrat Imraan bin Haseen [Radiyal Laahu Anhu] reports that the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] said, “Alee is mine and I am his, and he is the beloved of all the believers.”
Hazrat Sahl ibn Saad [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]says, “On the day of Khaibar, the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] said,
‘Tomorrow I shall give this flag in the hand of that person, through whom Almighty Allaah shall grant us victory. That person loves Allaah and His Rasool, and Allaah Kareem and His Rasool [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] love him.’
When morning came, all the companions of the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] came into the court of the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] hoping that they would be the one who shall be chosen in whose hand the flag shall be given, but the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] asked,
‘Where is Alee?’ It was said that his eyes were sore through an infection. The Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] said,
‘Call him’ He was thus called and the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] put his blessed saliva into his eyes and they became well, as if they were never sore. He [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] then gave the flag in his hand.”
[Saheeh Bukhaari – Saheeh Muslim]
HIS CHARACTER: The life of Hazrat Ali/Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu].was a beautiful example of good character. It is stated that even though he was blessed with an exalted status, he never showed himself to be above others. He always lived a very simple and humble life. He also helped with the household chores. He would often be seen sewing a patch in his torn clothing. Even when the Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] had commanded the Sahaba to dig a trench, Hazrat Ali/Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu].worked like an ordinary laborer.
HIS KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY: He was a very kind and generous personality. He never caused pain to anyone. Even if someone committed an error, he explained to him with great kindness and love. Hazrat Abu Dhaar Ghafaari [Radiyal Laahu Anhu]says,
“Hazrat Ali/Alee [Radiyal Laahu Anhu].was very exalted, brave, Truthful, soft hearted and kind. The desire to help the poor flowed in him like the huge waves of the sea. He used to travel far away from home, to assist the sick, old, poor, orphans, crippled and downtrodden.”