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.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
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.
Countless times the Holy Qur’an guides us about itself being a book of blessing and mercy, so that we can be alert and mindful at all times of the consequences of our actions. Allah promises to us that if we follow His commands, do good deeds and remember our motive of coming to this earth then Allah will most definitely show His mercy to us and even reward us immensely here and in the here-after.
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!