Imam Ali (A.S.) Last Will after Dharbah on Ramadan 19
By: Norez Hussain Shah
In the 40th year of Hijri, in the early hours of the
morning of 19th Ramadan, Imam Ali (AS) was struck with a poisoned
sword by the Kharijite Ibn Muljim (may the curse of Allah be upon him)
while leading prayers in the Masjid of Kufa.
He was martyred on the 21st day of Ramadan 40 A.H. and buried in
Najaf-ul-Ashraf. He was born in the House of Allah, the Ka'ba, and
martyred in the House of Allah, Masjid-e-Kufa. The Lion of Allah, the
most brave and gentle Muslim after the Holy Prophet (S) himself, began
his glorious life with devotion to Allah and His Messenger, and ended
it in the service of Islam.
"And do not speak of those who are slain in the Way of Allah as dead;
nay, they are alive, but you perceive not." Qur'an 2:154
Ameer-ul Momineen Al-Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) last will to his sons
Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) following a fatal blow on his
head during morning prayers by Ibn Muljim (A Kharijite):
My advice to you is to be conscious of Allah and steadfast in your
religion. Do not yearn for the world, and do not be seduced by it. Do
not resent anything you have missed in it. Proclaim the truth; work
for the next world. Oppose the oppressor and support the oppressed.
I advise you, and all my children, my relatives, and whosoever
receives this message, to be conscious of Allah, to remove your
differences, and to strengthen your ties. I heard your grandfather,
peace be upon him, say: "Reconciliation of your differences is more
worthy than all prayers and all fasting."
Fear Allah in matters concerning orphans. Attend to their nutrition
and do not forget their interests in the middle of yours.
Fear Allah in your relations with your neighbors. Your Prophet often
recommended them to you, so much so that we thought he would give them
a share in inheritance.
Remain attached to the Quran. Nobody should surpass you in being
intent on it, or more sincere in implementing it.
Fear Allah in relation to your prayers. It is the pillar of your
Fear Allah in relation to His House; do not abandon it as long as you
live. If you should do that you would abandon your dignity.
Persist in jihad in the cause of Allah, with your money, your souls,
and your tongue.
Maintain communication and exchange of opinion among yourselves.
Beware of disunity and enmity. Do not desist from promoting good deeds
and cautioning against bad ones. Should you do that, the worst among
you would be your leaders, and you will call upon Allah without
O Children of Abdul Muttalib! Do not shed the blood of Muslims under
the banner: The Imam has been assassinated! Only the assassin should
be condemned to death.
If I die of this stroke of his, kill him with one similar stroke. Do
not mutilate him! I have heard the Prophet, peace be upon him, say:
"Mutilate not even a rabid dog."
Source: Nahjul Balaghahah (Peak of Eloquence)
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