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.
In the light of Quran and Sunnah, husband and wife initiate a family. Therefore, it is essential that they develop an understanding of each other’s personality, and respect the informal guidelines governing their bond. This, in addition to mutual acceptance, unburdened by irrational expectations and demands, can lead to a blissful life. If Allah bestows this grace, then there are certain legal obligations as well. Both husband and wife are to be a source of satisfaction to each other. In addition, the man is responsible for the material sustenance of the family.
Islam is the religion of peace, kindness, compassion, and care for our fellow brothers and sisters. Looking after the needy and deserving, and sacrificing our own benefit for the sake of others is the teaching of our deen. Fasting is for Allah and helping a fellow brother break his fast will bless us with unlimited rewards, and the most important prize – the pleasure of Allah!
I regretfully accept that my days and nights are not a sample of a balanced deen and dunya. I strongly believe that the Supreme King, Allah the Almighty, knows our strengths and weaknesses. Keeping these in mind our Lord has laid out the basic principles of spending our days in this life in order to salvage our afterlife.
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.