Hazrat Ali Birthday: History, Quotes, Profile and Biography
The birth anniversary of Imam Hazrat Ali will be marked on February 26, 2020. The Hazrat Ali Jayanti is a public holiday in the state of Uttar Pradesh and a restricted holiday in India. Hazrat Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad is a respected figure in Islam held in high esteem across India and beyond. Ali ibn Abi Talib i.e. Hazrat Ali is also said to have been the first male convert to Islam.
When is Hazrat Ali's Birthday Celebrated?
Hazrat Ali's birthday 2020 Islamic date, fell on 9 March 2020. In 2021, Hazrat Ali's birthday is slated to be celebrated on 25th February 2021. The date of Hazrat Ali's birthday is based on the lunar calendar of the Islamic religion. It, therefore, falls on a different date each year in the Gregorian calendar.
Who is Hazrat Ali and History of Imam Ali's Birthday
Imam Ali, also known as Hazrat Ali, is an important figure for all Muslims worldwide.
He was born on the 13th day in the Islamic month of Rajab in the year 599 AD. He was the son of Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asda and has the unique distinction of being the only person to be born in the sacred sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam, Official Holidays cites.
Ali was the first male to accept Islam, which some have argued makes him the first Muslim. Ali fought alongside Muhammad in the battles that forged the early Muslim community. After the migration to Medina, he married Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and became Muhammad's son-in-law.
After Caliph Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated, Ali was appointed Caliph. He ruled until 661, when he was struck in the head with a poisonous sword by Ibn Muljam while he was saying his prayers in the Great Mosque of Kufa, in modern-day Iraq, on the 19th of Ramadan. The wound proved fatal and Imam Ali became a martyr two days later.
While there are differences in how he is venerated by Sunni and Shia, both agree that he was a pious Muslim, devoted to the cause of Islam and a courageous and just ruler in accordance with the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
In Iran, Imam Ali's birthday was made an official holiday during the reign of Nasiru al-Din Shah, in the late 19th century.
How is Hazrat Ali's birthday Celebrated & Where to Go?
Hazrat Ali's birth date is celebrated in India and other parts of the world where there is a dominant Muslim population. An occasion of joy and happiness is celebrated as a day to revel in the integrity, dedication, and honesty of Hazrat Ali to Islam's religion. Families and friends get together to offer prayers to the local mosque. Elaborate food preparations are made at homes where families and friends get together to discuss and remember the great achievement of Hazrat Ali, says Red Bus.
Children are taught about his greatness and his contribution to the propagation of Islam in the world when it faced suppression. Mosques hold discourses on how he served alongside Muhammad and was loyal to him. They also stress the importance of his birth in Mecca's holiest place and organize feasts and prayers. Mosques are decorated and lit up. Different parts of the world celebrate it differently.
But all sects of Muslims consider it a joyous occasion to celebrate a child's birth to be born within the holy precincts since its foundation over a thousand years. At many places, Qawallis are held to praise the achievement of Hazrat Ali.
His birthday is seen as an occasion to appreciate his unbending devotion to Islam. If you wish to be part of the festivities, you can visit the following places:
Uttar Pradesh: The state has a public holiday on this occasion. All the mosques in the predominantly Muslim dominated areas are decorated and offer prayers. A lot of Muslim families gather to offer their respect to the Imam.
Quotes and Precious Thoughts Shared By Hazrat Ali
"To make one good action succeed another is the perfection of goodness."
"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere."
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"A man's measure is his will."
"A person's intellect becomes apparent through his dealings, and a man's character is known by the way he exercises authority."
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“The tongue is like a lion. If you let it loose, it will wound someone.”
Hazrat Ali gave his contributions by protecting Prophet Muhammad from an early age and also participated in battles fought by the developing Muslim Community.
Ali then migrated to Medina in Saudi Arabia and married Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatima bint Muhammad. After his marriage, he became the fourth Caliph in 656 after Uthman Ibn Affan, the third Caliph, was assassinated.
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