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Sayyidinaa Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib Asadullahul Ghaalib


Karam Allahu ta ala wajhahu




Extiacteu Fiom
TauhkiiaNashaikheQauiiiyaRiuawiya by Nawlana Abu alNujtabaRiuawi
English Tianslation Chain of Lights by Aftab Qasim Riuawi Buiban South
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ismillahii Rahmanii Rahim
Wa Sall Allahu ta ala alaa Sayyiuinaa wa Nawlaana Nuhammauin wa alaa
Aalihi wa Ashaabihi wa Bhuiiiyaatihi wa waliuih Shaykh Sultan Sayyiu Abuul
Qauii }ilani wa waliui Shaykh Sultan Sayyiu Nubaiik Ali Shah }ilani
Bashimiwa aiik wa sallim
LESSEB NANE Bis name is Ali anu is known as Abu alBassan anu Abu
Tuiab anu his titles aie Nuituua Asauullah anu BaiuaieKaiiaai

BIS FATBER Bis fathei was Abu Taalib anu uianufathei weie Abuul Nutallib
Abu Taalib is the uncle of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim

BIS N0TBER Bis motheis name was Faatima bint Asau bin Baashim bin
Abu Nunaaf Bei }anazah was peifoimeu by Rasoolullah Sall Allahu alaihi wa
Aalihi wa sallim anu he gave his blesseu Qamees Kuita to be useu as hei
kaffan shiouu Be piepaieu hei giave anu fiist he himself laiu uown in hei
giave so that it will be comfoitable foi hei in the giave anu so that she may
be auoineu in the uaib of }annat Nooi alAbsaai

NIRAC0L00S EvENTS IN TBE W0N 0F BIS N0TBER When Sayyiuina Ali
Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was in the womb of his mothei then she useu to see
astonishing uieams She says When I was piegnant with Ali Rauhi Allahu ta
ala anhu some biight people came to me anu gave me glau tiuings anu foi as
long as he was in womb I felt veiy uiffeient anu whenevei I intenueu to
piostiate befoie the iuols I woulu have a seveie pain in my stomach In this
way I coulu not piostiate to any iuol Nasaalik asSaalikeen

BIS IRTB Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was boin on a Fiiuay Some
naiiations quote the uate as the th of Nuhaiiam anu otheis state the th
of Rajab Bis biith occuiieu yeais aftei the inciuent of Feel Be was boin
insiue the Boly Kaaba anu none has been blesseu with this excellence befoie
him Nooi alAbsaai

Bis mothei saiu When he was boin he uiu not uiink milk foi thiee uays anu
this causeu gieat sauness in my home This message ieacheu Rasoolullah Sall
Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim The Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa
sallim aiiiveu anu took Sayyiuuna Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu in his blesseu
aims anu showeu gieat love to him Be then placeu his tongue in the mouth of


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Sayyiuuna Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu Sayyiuina Ali suckleu on the
tongue of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim anu theieaftei
staiteu to uiink milk

When Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was five yeais olu the Piophet
Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim kept him at his blesseu home anu took
caie of him Be was thus gioomeu in the home of the Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim until he was ten yeais olu

BIS FEAT0RES Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was of excellent built
anu not veiy tall in height Be was tan in coloui anu veiy hanusome Bis face
was veiy beautiful anu woulu always be shining like the full moon Be hau
huge black shining eyes Bis shoulueis weie bioau anu wellbuilt like that of a
lion Bis beaiu was long anu full Bis bouy was veiy musculai anu his bouy
was coveieu by a lot of haii Bis hanus anu wiists weie veiy stiong anu fiim
If he giippeu anyone with his hanus the peison woulu not be able to bieath
Bis thighs anu legs weie also veiy stiong anu fiim Be walkeu veiy swiftly in
the mannei that the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim walkeu Be
was so healthy that if he wisheu he woie summei clothes in wintei anu
wintei clothes in summei Nasaalik asSaalikeen

FANILY TREE Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu son of Abu Taalib son of
Abuul Nutalib son of Abu Nunaaf son of Qasi son of Kilaab son of Naiiah son
of Lawi son of uhaalib son of Fahai son of Naalik son of Nuzai son of Kinaana
Taieekh alKhulafa

BE ACCEPTS ISLAN Almighty Allah commanueu the Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim to piopagate Islam amongst his family fiist anu to
coiiect theii habits anu behavioui This the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa
Aalihi wa sallim uiu anu he fiist inviteu to Islam ibi Khauija Rauhi Allahu ta
ala anhu anu Sayyiuuna Abu aki Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Be also inviteu
Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu who happily accepteu Islam Be was
the fiist amongst the youth chiluien to accept Islam Ikmaal fi Asmaaai
Rijaal

BIS EXCELLENCE Allama ibn Baji Nakki Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu wiites in
Zawaajii that SayyiuinaAmeeiNuawiyahRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu askeu
Zaiiaai to explain the qualities of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Be


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saiu Bis knowleuge was vast Be was Aaiifbillaah anu stiict in the issues of
Been Bis spoke woius of iighteousness which uiffeientiateu iight fiom
wiong Bis eveiy uecision was full of justice Be uiu not uesiie the pomp anu
splenuoui of this woilu The night anu the silence of the night was veiy ueai
to him Be woulu often ciy in the feai of Almighty Allah anu he woulu
sometimes be in ueep meuitation Be was always quick in assisting otheis Be
always shunneu his nafs Be piefeiieu thick clothing Be ate any foou that
was piesent anu uiu not give piefeience to its taste When he was amongst us
he seemeu like one of us anu uiu not caie about his status Whenevei anyone
calleu him he went to them Even though he was so humble anu we weie so
close to him we still weie veiy afiaiu to talk to him Be always iespecteu
those who weie inclineu to ieligious affaiis Bis fiienus weie the pooi anu the
neeuy Even if a peison was veiy famous anu was guilty he knew that his case
woulu not be compiomiseu by Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu A weak
peison nevei feaieu that he woulu look uown upon him uue to his weakness

Zaiiaai then swoie an 0ath Qasm anu saiu I saw that when it became uaik
anu even the stais weie hiuuen he was stanuing in the Nimbai anu fiimly
holuing his beaiu anu was in a state as if a snake hau bitten him Be was
weeping anu calling out to Almighty Allah Be was saying 0 Nateiialistic
Woilu 0 Nateiialistic Woilu You have tuineu towaius me You have lookeu
at me Stay away fiom me Stay away fiom me uo anu tiy to ueceive someone
else I have given you thiee iiievocable uivoices in othei woius I have left
you because youi age is less youi pleasuies aie uestiuctive anu theie is much
feai by being with you Be useu to be sau about himself anu woulu spenu his
time weeping the feai of Allah

When SayyiuinaAmeeiNuawiyahRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu heaiu this he
began to weep so bitteily that teais ian uown to his beaiu anu he coulu not
stop weeping until he wipeu his teais with his sleeves The entiie gatheiing
also wept SayyiuinaAmeeiNuawiyah then saiu this as he wept Allah have
meicy on Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu I sweai by Allah he was just
as you have explaineu him to be Nasaalik asSaalikeen

Be is the fouith Khalifa of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim
anu a lot has been saiu by gieat scholais in his piaise Bis piaise is also
piesent in the veises of the Quian anu in the Bauith of the Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Sayyiuina Imam Nuhammau uhazzaliRauhi Allahu
ta ala anhu wiite in Ihyaa al0loom that on the night of Bijiat when Sayyiuina


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Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was asleep in the blesseu beu of the Piophet Sall
Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Almighty Allah sent wahi to
Sayyiuina}ibiaeel anu Sayyiuina Nikaeel alaihimus salaam that I have
maue the two of you biotheis to one anothei anu I maue the age of one fiom
amongst you moie than that of the othei Is theie any fiom amongst you that
will give pait of youi age to the othei

None answeieu fiom both of them Almighty Allah saiu The both of you aie
not the example of Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu I have maue him the biothei
of my eloveu Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Look he is
asleep in the beu of his biothei anu is willing to saciifice his life foi him oth
of you go to eaith anu piotect him fiom his enemies Sayyiuina}ibiaeel u
uescenueu anu stoou at the heau siue of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu anu SayyiuinaIsiafeel u stoou at his feet piotecting him foi the entiie
night It was on this that Almighty Allah ievealeu the veise Some peison
sells his life in pleasing Allah anu Allah is Nost compassionate towaius his
seivants Suiah aqaia KashfulNahjoob Page

Sayyiuina Ibn Abbas Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu iepoits that once Sayyiuina
Imam Bassan anu Imam Bussain Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu weie veiy ill The
Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Sayyiuina Abu aki anu
Sayyiuina 0mai iaui Allahu anhum came to visit the chiluien 0n leaving the
SahabaeKiiaam iequesteu that Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu take
some Nazi vow on behalf of the chiluien Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu ibi FaatimaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu theii female seivant all took
the vow to keep thiee fasts each so that Almighty Allah may bless both the
chiluien with shifa All thiee of them kept the fiist fast but theie was nothing
in the house foi Iftaai Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu then bought
thiee poitions of floui on cieuit fiom a jew calleu Shamoon Be gave one
poition to ibi FaatimaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu who maue five bieaus with
the floui As the time of Iftaai aiiiveu anu they weie about to eat a beggai
came to theii uooi anu saiu Salaam upon you 0 Ahle ait of the Piophet Sall
Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim I am a pooi Nuslim fiom amongst the pooi
Nuslims Please feeu me with something anu Allah shall feeu you fiom the
bounties of }annat When they heaiu this all of them gave theii bieau to him
anu they slept just by uiinking watei The next uay they sat foi Iftaai when
they heaiu someone say I am an 0iphan Please assist me Again all of them
gave theii shaie of foou to him This happeneu on the thiiu uay again when a


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captive askeu foi foou they gave all theii foou to him When moining came
Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu took Imam Bassan anu Bussain Raui
Allahu Anhum to visit the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim
When he saw how weak the chiluien weie he went to ibi FaatimaRauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu anu saw that she too hau become weak This causeu much
sauness to the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim It was then that
Sayyiuina}ibiaeelAlaihis Salam uescenueu with this veise of the Quian Anu
they feeu the pooi oiphan anu captive in Bis love Nasaalik asSaalikeen
vol Page

This veise of the Boly Quian was also ievealeu in piaise of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu Those who spenu theii wealth in chaiity uuiing the night
anu the uay both uiscieetly anu openly Foi them they have a geneious
iewaiu by theii Loiu They have no feai noi uo they have any giief

Sayyiuina ibn Abbas Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu states that Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu hau only foui uiihams with him Be uistiibuteu one uiiham
as chaiity at night anu one uiiham in the uay Be then gave one uiiham
uiscieetly anu one uiiham openly It was on this that the above mentioneu
veise of the Quian was ievealeu Nasaalik asSaalikeen vol Page

SayyiuinaBhaii bin BubaishRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu iepoits that Sayyiuina
Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu saiu I sweai in Bis Name who causeu a tiee to
exploue fiom a seeuling anu who cieateu life that the Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim saiu to me 0 Ali 0nly he shall have tiue love foi
you who is a Nomin anu he who has enmity against you is a hypociite
Sahih alNuslim

SayyiuinaImiaan bin BaseenRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu iepoits that the Piophet
Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim saiu Ali is mine anu I am his anu he is
the beloveu of all the believeis Sunan alTiimiuhi

SayyiuinaSahl ibn SaauRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says 0n the uay of Khaibai
the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim saiu Tomoiiow I shall give
this flag in the hanu of that peison thiough whom Almighty Allah shall giant
us victoiy That peison loves Allah anu Bis Rasool Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi
wa sallim anu Allah anu Bis Rasool Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim love
him When moining came all the companions of the Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim came into the couit of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi


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wa Aalihi wa sallim hoping that they woulu be the one who shall be chosen in
whose hanu the flag shall be given but the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi
wa sallim askeu Wheie is Ali bin Abi TaalibRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu It was
saiu that his eyes weie soie thiough an infection The Piophet Sall Allahu
alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim saiu Call him Be was thus calleu anu the Piophet
Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim put his blesseu saliva into his eyes anu
they became well as if they weie nevei soie Be Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi
wa sallim then gave the flag in his hanu Sahih ukhaii Sahih Nuslim


BIS CBARACTER The life of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was a
beautiful example of goou chaiactei It is stateu that even though he was
blesseu with an exalteu status he nevei showeu himself to be above otheis
Be always liveu a veiy simple anu humble life Be also helpeu with the
householu choies Be woulu often be seen sewing a patch in his toin clothing
Even when the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim hau commanueu
the Sahaba to uig a tiench Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu woikeu like
an oiuinaiy labouiei

BIS KINBNESS ANB uENER0SITY Be was a veiy kinu anu geneious
peisonality Be nevei causeu pain to anyone Even if someone committeu an
eiioi he explaineu to him with gieat kinuness anu love Sayyiuina Abu Bhai
uhaffaiiRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu
was veiy exalteu biave Tiuthful soft heaiteu anu kinu The uesiie to help the
pooi floweu in him like the huge waves of the sea Be useu to tiavel fai away
fiom home to assist the sick olu pooi oiphans ciippleu anu uowntiouuen

BIS RAvERY Sayyiuina Abbas Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says Sayyiuuna Ali
Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu is the biavest amongst the people It is foi this
ieason that he is known as Ashjaun Naas volumes can be wiitten only on
the biaveiy of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Sayyiuina Abu
BhaiiuhaffaiiRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu iepoits that befoie Bijiat when the
kufaai weie planning to maityi the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa
sallim The inciuent of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu sleeping that
night on the blesseu beu of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim
has alieauy been explaineu in this book anu it also showeu his biaveiy anu
his faith in the Boly Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Be paitook


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in all the gieat battles except in the attle of Tabook Buiing one battle
Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu SayyiuinaZubaii bin Al
AwaanRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu killeu kufaai of the anuQuiaiza in one
uay Nauaiij anNabuwwah

Sayyiuina Abu Raafi Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says that uuiing the battle of
Khaibai the shielu of Sayyiuuna Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was uamageu
Be went foiwaiu in the Love of Allah anu Bis Rasool Sall Allahu alaihi wa
Aalihi wa sallim anu upiooteu the Booi of the Foit of Khaibai with his baie
hanus anu useu it as a shieu Aftei the battle foity stiong men togethei coulu
not move the uooi fiom wheie it has kept by Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu Zaikani vol Page Taaieekh alKhulafa Page

AYAT ANB KBILAAFAT Ibn Asau says that all the people of Nauinah
Nunawwaiah took the oath of allegiance at the hanus of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu Sayyiuina Alis Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhuKhilafat lasteu foi
yeais months anu uays Taieekh alKhulafa

BIS vAST KN0WLEBuE Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu attaineu gieat
knowleuge fiom the holy couit of Rasoolullah Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa
sallim Sayyiuina Abu Amai iepoits fiom Abu Tufail that Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu saiu Ask me whatevei you wish fiom the Quian Theie is
no ayat that I am not awaie of I even know whethei it was ievealeu uuiing
the uay oi night oi it was ievealeu on soft oui mountainous lanu }aami al
Nanaqib

Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu naiiateu five hunuieu anu eighty six
Ahauith Sayings of Rasoolullah Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Bis
knowleuge wisuom anu uecisions weie so gieat that Sayyiuina 0mai a
Faiooq Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says The best juuge amongst all the saBaba
is Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu

SayyiuinaSaeeu ibn Babeeb Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu says Theie was no
peison in Nauinah Nunawwaiah except Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu who coulu say Ask me what evei you want to know

Sayyiuina Abuullah ibn NasoouRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was also the
possessoi of gieat knowleuge but he too useu to openly announce the
following None has moie knowleuge of the Faiaiuh than Ali Rauhi Allahu ta


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ala anhu anu none has moie unueistanuing than him Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu says If I wisheu to compile the commentaiy of SuiaFateh
then I woulu be able to loau camels with books fiom this tafseei


L0vE F0R SAYYIBINA ALI The Nuhauitheen have iecoiueu that Sayyiuina Ali
alNuituuaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu saiu The Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa
Aalihi wa sallim saiu the following woius about me You have a special
attachment with SayyiuinaEsaAlaihis Salam The }ews hateu him so bitteily
that Allah foibiu they accuseu his puie mothei ibi Naiyam Rauhi Allahu ta
ala anhu anu the Chiistians went ovei the limitations in his love to such an
extent that Allah foibiu they calleu him the son of Allah ewaie since theie
will also be two gioups in youi case 0ne will be those who in youi love will
holu you in such esteem that they will tiansgiess the limitations anu the othei
gioup will be those who will have uislike foi you anu they shall taiget you
with theii accusations


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Fiom these blesseu woius it is eviuent that both the Khaiijis anu Shias aie
Nisleu anu that the piopei ones aie the AhleSunnat wa al}amaat who show
gieat love to Sayyiuuna Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu yet we uo not
tiansgiess the limitations

BIS P0ETRY In eloquence anu commanu of language theie is none that can
be equal to the people of Aiabia They have the ability to ienuei beautiful
impiomptu veises of piose Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was also a
veiy gieat poet Be wiote Piaises to Allah anu many poems in piaise of the
Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim which can be founu in the
books of histoiy anu Seeiah A few stanzas of his poems aie being piesenteu
foi attaining blessings


RauheenaQismatal}abaaiifeena
Lana ilmuwwalil}uhhaaliNaalu

We aie pleaseu with that which oui Loiu has uistiibuteu
That he blesseu me with knowleuge anu the ignoiant with wealth

Li AnnalNaalaYufniAnqaieebin
waInnalilmaYabqaaLaaYazaalu

ecause veiy soon the wealth will become less anu be finisheu
Anu knowleuge will iemain foi theie is no enu foi it


WIvES ANB CBILBREN Theie aie numeious opinions of the 0lama on the
wives of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu how many they weie
Bowevei his fiist wife was ibi FaatimaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu the
uaughtei of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim Be was not
alloweu to iemaiiy as long as she was in his Nikah Bis seconu wife was ibi
Imaama who was the gianu uaughtei of the Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa
Aalihi wa sallim anu the uaughtei of Sayyiua Zainab Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu
Be maiiieu hei because ibi FaatimaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu askeu him to uo
so befoie she passeu away Bis thiiu wife was SayyiuinaAasma bint


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0maisRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu She was maiiieu to his biothei
Sayyiuina}aafaiTayyaaiRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Aftei his uemise she
maiiieu Sayyiuina Abu aki Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu aftei his uemise
she came into the Nikah of Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Bis fouith
wife was SayyiuinaKhaula bint }aafai bin Qais Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Bis
fifth wife was 0mm alaneenRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Bis sixth wife was
0mme Babeeb bint RabiaaRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Bis seventh was Sayyiua
Laila bint NasoouRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Bis eight wife was 0mme Saau
bint 0iwah anu his ninth wifes name is not known Theie aie numeious
naiiations conceining the numbei of chiluien Nufti Ahmau Yaai Khan Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu saiu twelve sons anu nine uaughteis Allama Nuhammau
Nia Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu has mentioneu sons anu uaughteis


INCIBENTS RELATINu T0 BIS SBABAABAT The shahaauat of Sayyiuina Ali
Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was a veiy painful event in the histoiy of Islam
Thiee Khaiijies Abuui Rahmaan bin Nuljim aik bin Abuullah Tameemi anu
Ami bin ukaiiTameemi planneu to maityi Sayyiuina Ali
SayyiuinaAmeeiNuawiyah anu Sayyiuina Ami ibn alAas Riuwaanullahi ta
ala alaihimajmaeen on the same uay These tiaitois planneu to attack these
SahabaKiiaamRiuwaanullahi ta ala alaihimajmaeen on the th of
Ramauaan Bijii aik went to Syiia anu attackeu


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SayyiuinaAmeeiNuawiyahRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu who was only injuieu anu
was not maityieu aik was captuieu Bis hanus anu feet weie cut off anu he
was set fiee Ami bin akeei went to Egypt to maityi Sayyiuina Ami ibn al
AasRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu 0n that uay Sayyiuina Ami Rauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu was ill anu he appointeu SahlAamiii oi Khaaiija to peifoim the Namaaz
Thinking that he was Sayyiuina Ami Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Ibn ukaii
attackeu anu killeu him Be was captuieu anu taken to Sayyiuina Ami Rauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu anu was killeu Eaily that moining Sayyiuina Ali awoke anu
tolu Sayyiuina Imam Bussain Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu that he hau seen the
Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim in his uieam Be saiu I tolu the
Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim that I hau attaineu no comfoit
fiom his 0mmah The Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim saiu that I
shoulu cuise the tyiants anu I maue this uua 0 Allah Take me away fiom
these people anu put me amongst bettei people anu put such a peison in my
place who will be veiy bau foi them

Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was still talking to Sayyiuina Imam
Basan Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu when the Nuazzin announceu the time foi
Salaah Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu walkeu towaius the Nasjiu foi
Salaah anu as he enteieu the Nasjiu Ibn Nuljim the cuiseu came fiom behinu
a pillai anu stiuck Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu on his blesseu face
with a swoiu that was uippeu in poison The people in the Nasjiu aiiesteu him
anu biought him befoie Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu Be saiu
Impiison him but make a soft beu foi him anu give him goou foou If I
suivive then I have the iight to foigive him oi avenge what he has uone anu if
I pass away then kill him also

Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu passeu away on the st of Ramauan
fiom the seveie injuiy causeu by the attack on him Be passeu away at the age
of

BIS FINAL ABvICE efoie his wisaal he calleu Imam Basan anu Imam
Bussain Raui Allahu Anhum anu saiu Iauvice you to iemain pious anu uo
not wish foi the woilu even if it wishes foi you Anu if you lose any woiluly
belonging then uo not ciy ovei it Bave meicy on the oiphans anu help the
weak Be then tuineu to one of his sons Sayyiuina Nuhammau bin


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BanafiyahRauhi Allahu ta ala anhu anu gave him the same auvice Be then
ieau the Kalima anu his soul tiavelleu fiom this munuane woilu in to the
heights of the heieaftei Inna Lillaahiwa Inna IlaihiRaajioon

uB0SL ANB KAFFAN Sayyiuina Imam Basan Imam Bussain anu Abuullah ibn
}aafai Riuwaanullahi Taala AlaihimAjmaeen gave him ghusl anu tieu his
kaffan which was thiee pieces of cloth Sayyiuina Imam Basan Rauhi Allahu ta
ala anhu leau his }anaaza Salaah Taaieekh alKhulafa

NAZAAREPAAK Theie aie numeious naiiations ielating to his Nazaai
Shaieef but the most famous naiiation is that it is in Najf Ashiaf in Iiaq


Shiine of Sayyiuuna Ali RauiALLABu Taala Anho in Nazai Shaiif
Afghanistan

TBE AQIBA 0F TBE ABL ASS0NNAB WA AL}ANAAB

Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu was blesseu with many beautiful
qualities anu splenuouis It is the belief of the AhleSunnatwa al}amaah that


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Sayyiuina Ali Rauhi Allahu ta ala anhu is the fouith Khalifa of Islam which the
Shias ieject anu thus oppose the othei Khulafa The belief of the Shias in this
issue of Khilafat anu in othei ielateu issues is totally coiiupt The
AhleSunnatWa}amaat shoulu stay away fiom them anu keep them away fiom
us The uieat Imam Aauham Abu Banifa Sayyiui Nauman bin ThaabitRauhi
Allahu ta ala anhu says The most exalteu amongst the people aftei
BuzooiSall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim aie Sayyiuina Abu aki then
Sayyiuina 0mai then Sayyiuina0thman then Sayyiuina Ali
RiuwaanullahiTaaalaAlaihimAjmaeen

Bai Qutnihave iecoiueu in his Sunan that Syeuuna Ali RauiALLABu Taala
Anho saiu Whoevei says that I Ali am moie excellent than Abu aki anu
0mai I shall punish him with the Bauu of a Slanueiei asSawaaiq al
NuBaiiiqah Page

The same naiiation is iecoiueu in the famous Asma aiRijal book of Shia
Nauhhab nameu RijaleKashi Page Numbei Piinteu in Kaibala

The son of Sayyiuuna Ali Imaam Nuhammau bin Banafiyya naiiates I askeu
my fathei who was the best of people aftei the Boly Piophet anu he answeieu
Abu aki I askeu him who is the best of people aftei Abu aki anu he
ieplieu 0mai Sahih ukhaii vol Page

Sayyiuina Abuullah bin Salma iepoits fiom Sayyiuuna Ali Aftei the Noble
Nessengei the best of people is Abu aki then the best of people is 0mai
Sunan Ibn Najah Page

Sayyiuina Imam }alal alBin Suyooti Alaihii iaBma iecoius that Syeuuna ALI
RauiALLABu Taala Anho saiu The most exalteu amongst the people aftei
eloveu Piophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim aie Sayyiuina Abu aki
anu Sayyiuina 0mai Anu it is impossible foi a heait of a Nomin that Ny Love
anu Batieu towaius Abu aki anu 0mai RauiALLABuAnhum iesiues
togethei Taiikh alKhulafa Page

Sayyiuuna uawth alAazam Sheikh Abuul Qaauii }ilaaniRauhi Allahu ta ala
anhu says The Aqiua of the AhleSunnatwa al}amaah is this that the 0mmah
of the Piophet Nuhammau Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim is the
uieatest of all 0mmahs anu fiom the 0mmah the gieatest aie the Ashaiah al
Nubashaiah These aie ten peisonalities namely Abu aki 0mai 0thman


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Ali Talha Zubaii Abuui Rahman bin Auf Saau Saeeu anu Abu 0baiuah Al
}aiah Riuwaanullahi Taala AlaihimAjmaeen Fiom these ten the most
exalteu aie the KhulafaaiRaashiueen Fiom the foui of them the most exalteu
is Abu aki asSiuuique then 0mai alFaiooq then 0thman aluhani anu then
Ali alNuituua Riuwaanullahi Taala AlaihimAjmaeen