Summary Majlis -Laylatu Dharba Imam Ali

Status of K’aba:

·         Point where the formation of land/earth commenced on Dahwul Ardh

·         First house placed for mankind in Bakka

·         Foundations raised by Nabi Ibrahim and Nabi Ismail

·         Most sacred symbol of Allah – sha-‘aairallah

·         Glancing at is a deed of ibadah

·         Direction to face in salah – Qibla

·         Obligation to perform tawaf in haj

·         Birth place of Amiral Muminin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib

Status of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib:

“The likeness of Ali (among you / in the ummah) is like the covered (famous) K’aba. Looking at it is ibadah and pilgrimage to it is obligatory.” Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w

Like the awe and reverence accorded to the K’aba attention is drawn that the looking at Imam Ali is ibadah. Similar to the obligation of proceeding for Haj and undertaking tawaf, likewise is the obligation to draw towards Amiral Muminin and submit to his Wilayah.

Condition for acceptance of our devotion:

“……..O Ali you are the commander of the faithful believers, leader of the pious persons……..(know that)….if any servant of Allah worships Him for a thousand years, Allah will not accept it unless he believes in you and your sons’ wilayah.”  Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w

“Looking at the face of Ali bin Abi Talib is ibadah.” Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w

Point for reflection:

Now today that we are no longer in the age of the presence of Amiral Muminin, how does one benefit from this hadith to earn the thawab of ibadah at glance of Amiral Muminin?

Noble Prophet foretells the martyrdom and weeps:

“….O Ali, the ummah will victimize you after me, while you will live / keep on my path. One who loves you, loves me. One who dislike you, dislikes me….and certainly this (holding the beard of Imam Ali) will be covered with (pointing to the head of Imam Ali)…” Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w

In other words the prophet was foretelling that the beard of Amiral Muminin will become dyed with blood from his injured head.

On 19th Shahru Ramadhan 40 A.H. whilst Imam Ali was in sajda, the wretched person Abdul Rahman bin Muljim rushed forward and struck Imam with a sword laced with powerful poison. With a gaping wound and blood flowing from his head, Imam Ali cries out, “fuztu birabbil K’aba:- By the Lord of the K’aba I have succeeded.”

A voice is sounded in the skies announcing:

“By Allah, the pillar of guidance has been demolished. The strong handle (of salvation) has been cracked. The cousin of Mustafa has been killed. Ali al Murtadha has been killed……”

Condolences to Imam Sahibaz Zaman and the Ahlul Bayt on the martyrdom of Amiral Muminin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib a.s.


Fazle Abbas Datoo

Resident Alim

Wessex Shia IthnaAsheri Jamaat

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