KUFA, Iraq: It was Masjid-e-Kufa when in the 40 Hijri, 19 Ramadan
dawn an evil man Ibne Moljem struck a poison-dipped sword on the neck
of Ameer-ul Mo’minin Al-Imam Ali (AS) while he was in prostration of
the dawn (fajr) prayer.
Imam Ali (AS) at that time said ‘fuztu wa Rabbil Ka’abah’ [By God I
have succeeded] while the angel Gabriel cried announcing his martyrdom
‘tahaddamat wallahi arkaanal hoda’ [By God the pillars of guidance
have been collapsed].
Every year, a grand commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of
Al-Imam Ali (AS) is held at Kufa mosque attended byflocks of mourners.