The Companion کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم Lion of Almighty Allah: Dawateislami

The Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) are the followers of the Holy Prophet and are those great personalities of the world, who are superior to and greater than anyone except the Prophets of Almighty Allah .By their success they obtained the blessings of Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and His Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). When we read the life-style of the Holy Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن), we feel privileged to follow their foot-steps. We feel necessary to be complete in our trust and to build the faith of Islam and we also believe that if had not Allah created those tremendous people; our religion would not have come to us in its perfect formation. Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) had deputed those noble Companions of our Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) to safeguard our religion; it is the lives of these mentors which serve as the best models for us. The manner in which the Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) went forward with the Islamic reformation, they stood in support of the Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), and the passion and devotion with which they worked for extending the message of Islam, convey a good example for all humans around the world, specifically the Muslims. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ praised, in many versus of the Holy Quran, the Companions who loved, executed, and followed the Messenger (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) without personal desire and without objection or egotism, and only wanting the embrace of Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and His Messenger(صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ); those Companions(رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) have satisfied Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and He delighted them, and that is the way for those who fear Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ). The meaning of “Sahabah” Companions is all those Male & Female Muslims who met face to face with our holy Prophet Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and died as a Muslim. The perfect model of following and loving Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and Allah’s Messenger (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) was demonstrated by the Companions of the Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). These groups of the Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) are admired by the Muslims because of their belief towards the Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and their works with him, therefore they are admired and respected by all Muslims, and they are very well regarded as people mention their names with prestige. Among them is a very famous name and that is “Asad-ullah”.

Hazrat Ali (Lion of Almighty Allah) کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم born on 13th Rajab in the holy Ka’bah in 599 or 600th CE. The Prestigious & holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ was approximately 30 years old when Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم was born. The first Personality Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم witnessed when he opened his, crystal hazel, framed in thick lashes eyes was the Blessed holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Fatima the Mother of Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم, called him by the names “Asad” and “Hyder”. But the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ named him “Ali” and it is a male Arabic name, obtained from the Arabic origin ع ل و which means “Elevated” or “Raised”.

 

 

He was less than 10 years old when he had the great esteem of being the first Muslim child to follow the lesson and the guidance of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ which he received from Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. He started flourishing in the holy family, the attitude and the way of life affected young Ali so much that he mirrored the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ in all aspects. The holy Prophet’s influence was visible in features of his humble life-history till his last note. The holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ loved and cared for him very deeply and regarded him as his brother in Islam. He complemented him on various occasions as being the “Lion of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم was the most courageous amongst all Muslims next only to holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and was the strongest of all next to holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ because it is a clear aspect that the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ was the most bravest and the strongest and the best created by Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Dear Muslim’s Hazrat Ali got all the respect & blessings by following the foot-steps of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), therefore as a Muslim it is a part of our faith to respect & love the loved-ones. It is quoted by Hazrat Ali (کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم); “When Proven Wrong the Wise Will rectify Himself and the Ignorant Will Keep Arguing”.

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The Authenticity of Ahle-Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان

The Authenticity of Ahle-Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَانAll worship is to Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the creator of all generations. The very Kind the very loving, inheritor of the Day of compensation. He blessed us with the privilege of being the Muslim Ummah of His Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. He is the One who purified our hearts with the compassion and devotion for His Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. He is the One who divined us with the very priceless fortune of (Faith). Countless tributes & showers of blessings for the Mercy for all Kinds, King of the Prophets, His Blessed Father and Mother, His complete Family, His children, His Sahaba’s and all the followers! عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان.

This shows that we should love & respect the family members of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ because it is compulsory (Fard) upon every Muslim and who fails to do so will cause questioning by Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Ahle-Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان is a phrase meaning members of the House, or family. In the Islamic history it indicates to the house of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. It is narrated from Umm al-Momineen, Umm Salamah رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا that once the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَwas in her house lying on a mattress, covered with a cloak from Khaibar when his beloved daughter Fatima Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَاentered with a dish called al-Khazira (a kind of food). The holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَasked her to call her husband, Hazrat Ali and her two sons. Bibi Fatima Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَاcalled them and as they all sat together to eat, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ blessed & revealed the upcoming verse of purity (Ayat Al-Tathir) to the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ.”… Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ only wants to keep away the uncleanliness from you, people of the House!  And to purify you with complete purity. “Holy Qur’an (33:33).

Upon this the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ covered them all with his cloak and lifting his hands towards the sky said: “Almighty Allah! عَزَّوَجَلَّ This is my family-tree and the closest of my blood, keep away from them uncleanliness and keep them the purest as pure as it can be.” Mother of all the Muslim’s, Ummah Salma رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا states: the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَrepeated these words thrice and when she covered her head with the cloak and asked the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ “am I also with you” he replied twice and said: “You are (indeed) among the virtuous.”

This shows the clear message of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ from the above paragraph that the holy Prophet‘s صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَdaily routine of stopping by at his daughter’s house and address her house-members as Ahle-Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان was not un- reasoned. In fact he was describing the meaning of the term Ahle Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان and virtually explaining to the Muslims the Quranic verses of purity (Ayat Al-Tathir) and the specific personalities meant by it. To be more accurate, he was creating the awareness of the Muslim civilization towards the importance of his Ahle Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان and their domination after him so that the Muslims may love, obey and follow them.

Just as the Holy Qur’an is authentic from the beginning to the end without the shade of untruthfulness in it and it is an obligatory service of every Muslim to obey the commands of the holy Quran. The Ahle Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان are un-doubtfully true and honest guides just as the holy Quran whose orders must be followed by all Muslims. So there can be no getaway in accepting their direction and following their teachings and faith. The Muslims are obligated by the Hadith of the holy Prophetصَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ to follow them.

Imam Al-Shaafie states that, “Ahle Bait! عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made it incumbent in the Holy Qur’an to shower our love on you. It is a matter of gratification for you that without supplicating blessing on you, prayer (Salah) is not viable.” He re-states, “After observing closely that the people have elected various ways which have escorted them to the deep Oceans of diversions and ignorance. I have, in the name of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ initiated the ship which may escort me to freedom. The Ahle Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان are that very ship, we have been ordered to hold fast the rope of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and that rope is the love of Ahle Bait” عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان.

Conclusion: The holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَand his Ahle Bait عَلَيهِمُ الّرِضْوَان sacrificed all the earthly pleasures and even their existence in order to deliver the rightful religion of Islam to us. In return of their sacrifices, we are ordered by Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ to simply love them. The point is that through their love, we follow their footsteps. We follow the rightful teachings of Islam educated by them, so that we live a good and appropriate life in this world and obtain the pleasure of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ in the life here and after.