Ali was the fourth Islamic caliph and the most beloved companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He followed the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and spent his whole life in serving Islam. He was the cousin and son in law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). and spent his childhood and youth in learning Islam under the supervision of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims remember Ali for his honesty, bravery and courage.
Migration to Madina And Beloved Companion:
After migration to Madina Ali married Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). and spent their life in a simple and Islamic way. They had no servants in their home. Ali used to bring water, and Fatima used to grind corn with her hands. One day they went to the Prophet (PBUH) and asked him for a servant. But prophet said that he could not give such luxuries then many people entered the mosque they returned to their home.
Then at evening prophet came to the house of his most beloved companion and his daughter and sat on the edge of their bed and taught them words of remembrance with which to praise God. He assured them that remembering God is more beneficial for them than a servant or any other luxury. Ali and his family spent their whole life in pleasing God. They spent many nights and days hungry and charity food to poor. He treated everyone with respect and love.
Imam Ahmed said that he is the most reliable companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and was one of the most faithful. He distinguished himself in the battle of Badr and also fought in many battles against non-believers. During the battle of Khyber Prophet Muhammad bestowed a great honor on his young cousin.
Prophet Muhammad Informed His Fellows About His Beloved Companion:
“Tomorrow I shall give the standard (flag) to a man who loves God and His Messenger and is also loved by God and His Messenger, he does not flee the battlefield, and God will bring about victory for him.”
The fellows of Prophet Muhammad spent their whole night wondering who the flag would be handed too. Omar Ibn Al Khattab is believed to have said that it was the only time he longed for leadership, but this particular honor belonged to Ali.
Ali martyred with arrow full of poison and brought to an end his life while he was praying in the mosque. Sadly, the world is unlikely to see such man again.