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.