By MOHAMMED RAZA DUNGERSI - XKP
This brief biography of our 1st Imam, Hazrat Ali Ibne Abu Talib (a.s.) was once written basically as a part of a course-work if you have registered themselves as scholars of the correspondence path provided by means of the Bilal Muslim project of Tanzania.
The total situation for scripting this unit has been to supply short notes at the major features of the life-history of our 1st Imam for the younger readers who, for the 1st time, were brought to the formal learn of this nice character in heritage. under no circumstances hence may still this paintings be considered as finished or complete.
As a question of truth, simply because this unit was once ready very quickly, it's attainable that numerous corrections may well turn into considered necessary - in future.
In getting ready this unit i discovered the next works relatively useful:
ALI THE amazing by means of Yousouf. N. Laljee
THE BROTHER OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMAD VOL. I
& II by way of Mohamad Jawad Chirri
Mohammed Raza Mohammed Husein Dungersi, Ph.D.
New York October four, 1992 Jamadi-ul-Thani 1413
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Blaming the Imam for the homicide of Uthman. you will need to notice that once Uthman used to be in difficulty, he had requested for Muawiya’s support. in spite of the fact that, Muawiya refused to come back to his support. He despatched a strength so far as the outskirts of Medina, yet forbade it to come back to Medina. It seems like he too was once ready and praying for Uthman’s loss of life in order that he may declare the placement of Caliph himself. Secondly, Aisha, the spouse of the Prophet turned a centre of competition opposed to Imam Ali (a. s. ). the reason is, she had taken energetic half in making humans upward thrust opposed to Uthman. She may liken him to Nathan, the Jew, and contact for his homicide. whilst Uthman used to be at the verge of being pushed out of place of work, she went on Pilgrimage to Mecca and whereas there, she prayed for his downfall. All alongside she had anticipated considered one of her brother-in-laws, Talha or Zubair, to get the location of the Caliph. besides the fact that, occasions back-fired on her. On her as far back as Medina, she learnt of Uthman’s homicide. This evidently happy her. even though, while she used to be informed of Imam Ali’s succession, she was once greatly disappointed. Sir W. Muir describes this occasion in his paintings The Early Caliphate in those phrases. “WHEN ON RECEIVING THE TIDINGS OF THE homicide ON HER long ago FROM Mecca . SHE DECLARED THAT SHE may AVENGE UTHMAN’S loss of life. ‘WHAT’ CRIED HER INFORMANT, STARTLED via HER ZEAL. ‘IS THIS THY SPEECH NOW, when yet the day prior to this THOU was once best TO PRESS THE assault UPON HIM AS AN APOSTATE? ” Thirdly, Talha and Zubair, who observed no destiny for themselves within the reign of Imam Ali (a. s. ), left for Mecca and joined fingers with their sister inquiring for removing of Imam Ali (a. s. ) it sounds as if simply because he used to be liable for Uthman’s homicide. it really is attention-grabbing to notice that Talha used to be a kind of folks who used to be soliciting for the blood of Uthman whilst Muslims had rebelled. Ibn Al-Athir experiences at the authority of Ibne Abbas that Talha had instigated the Egyptian rebels to not allow an individual to move in or out of the Palace of Uthman. Uthman heard this and cursed TaIha in those phrases, “THIS IS THE ORDER OF TALHA. GOD look after TALHA. HE INSTIGATED those humans opposed to ME. by way of GOD i am hoping HE will get not anything OUT OF THIS AND THAT HIS BLOOD BE SHED. ” And now he started to speak of avenging Uthman. Fourthly, these noblemen who had loved privileged positions within the prior governments yet had now misplaced such honours grew to become adverse to Imam Ali (a. s. ). notwithstanding they didn't brazenly pop out to oppose him, they refused to aid him. One such individual used to be Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari. after we speak about the Battles of Jamal and Siffin, we will see how males like him got here to break the caue of Imam Ali (a. s. ). the typical worry and bitch of these kind of teams was once that: If Imam Ali (a. s. ) is still the ruler then their specified place in society may come to an finish. Their probability of preserving the illegally obtained wealth will be 0. It used to be extremely important hence that Imam Ali (a. s. ) be got rid of. How else may they eliminate him other than even though using strength? For the 4 years Imam Ali (a. s. ) governed, they pressured on him 3 battles specifically the battles of Jamal, Siffin and Nahrewan.