Caliph Ali رضي الله عنه was indeed a very pious, humble, generous, brave, fearless and an intelligent person who loved the Holy Prophet ﷺ dearly. His achievements and accomplishments for spreading Islam are written in the books of history with golden words. His words of wisdom are a beacon of light for generations to come, his sacrifices in history for prevention of bloodshed in the holy cities can never be forgotten.
He is the compiler of the Qur’an, the only man in history to marry two daughters of a Prophet, the third caliph of this nation, the one to be given glad tidings of Jannah whilst he walked on earth many times by the Prophet ﷺ, the human that even the angels were shy of, the one who left everything to migrate for the sake of Allah twice, the leader praised for his extreme generosity and beauty, and the noble soul who came to the aid of the believers in every occasion. May Allah grant us his companionship and allow us to neighbour him in Paradise. – Source: Shaykh Mohammed Aslam
What a great leader, leading by example, and ultimately proving the stories written in the Christian predictions of a simple saint conquering Palestine, and after looking at Umar رضي الله عنه, his plain, simple clothes, his needlessness of grandeur, they knew that it could only be him who fit the description. Indeed, a role model for all of our current Muslim leaders.
The first caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, a companion and through his daughter Aisha, a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He has the honor of being one of the first converts to Islam and supported the Prophet ﷺ wholeheartedly; physically, emotionally, financially, by being there for him at times of ease and conflicts. A kindhearted, sensitive soul, empathetic towards all, while an epitome of strength, resilience, uprightness, and just towards all who were a threat to the Prophetic mission or in the spreading of Islam.
Time and Space are the two main dimensions that are under consideration. Doubtfulness, confusion, unclarity; these are the emotions felt by the humans whenever they begin to understand the origin of this universe or the essence of the Almighty. Only a partial understanding of this universe can be achieved with our limited knowledge. No matter how advanced we become in terms of technology, we cannot remove the barriers of our limited scientific command to comprehend the essence of the Almighty. Who created Allah? Where is Allah? How is He the first and the last? Looking for and Finding Allah. Knowing Allah.
A day will come when the world as we know it will come to an end. Almighty will order His special angel to blow the horn, the inhabitants of the earth and the Heaven will fall unconscious except those who are mercifully spared. The earth will be flattened, mountains will turn to dust, the sky will crack, the planets will disperse, and the graves overturned. Then the dead will be raised from their graves with their bodies restored to their physical state as the second horn is blown. Every man, woman, child, jinn, demon, wild animal, will be brought before our creator and He will justly deal with them on account of their good and evil deeds.
A miser is someone who hoards his money in an attempt to save it from being used up over basic necessities and comforts. Greed is deeply rooted in his conscience, abstaining him from spending it on the needy and deserving. Thanking his Provider or being grateful to Him for the worldly possessions doesn’t cross his mind, and he becomes obsessed with filling up his bank accounts.