Khalifa Ali (RA)



Assalamu Alaikum,

In a battle, Islam’s fourth Khalifa Ali (RA) had almost conquered an attacker. Ali (RA) had got on top of the befallen enemy and was about to kill. It was then the other guy spat on Khalifa’s holy face. To his extreme surprise, Ali (RA) quickly got up and left. Unable to perceive this gesture he went back to Ali (RA) and asked explanation,” One would have killed me at once. I made such a provocation and you instead left me free. What made you do that?”

The Khalifa replied, “I’m fighting for the sake of Allah and acting according to His will. When you spat on my face, I got angry. If I were to kill you then, it would have been out of my anger. I would be guilty in front of Allah for ending the life of a human for my sake.”

That was the level of purification Rasool (SAW) gave to his disciples. It was a test from Allah and Ali (RA) could recognize it in that very nick of time. He never ever let his nafs take over him. Any ordinary man would have failed there.

If we are not purified like that, our first job is to attain that purification. Fighting against our own nafs is the real fight. Rasool (SAW) described it as the greatest battle.

But what is happening now? Fanatics, powered by nafs and fuelled by shaithan, hijack Islam. They call themselves Jihadis. They say they are fighting for Religion. But what they really do is just venting their cultivated anger and hatred. They will have to answer before the Lord for killing His creations and destroying His Religion.

In Islam anger and hatred towards the creations of Allah has no place. Even a tree should not be cut without a proper cause.

Abdul Muneer's Corner

If it was not for His immeasurable Love toward the creations of Allah, lakhs of people wouldn’t have surrendered their hearts and whatever else they had at the feet of Rasool (SAW).

May Allah guard His Deen through us, May Allah make us true copies of our beloved Prophet (SAW). Aamin.


Abdul Muneer


5 Responses

  1. Chapter 67:
    Indeed,Those who fear their Lord without seeing Him,
    there is forgiveness and a great reward for them.
    Brother I myself is struggling every day with the angry side of me.I say the next time I sense it coming on I would recite, what Muhammad P.b.u.h. advised. I seek refuge in Allah from satan the rejected.
    But I forget to say it and I shaitan gets in.Even up to last night it occured.So far today Thank Allah no incidents.
    But Life is a stage and we are the actors. We are just acting out Allah’s plan. He knows the real reasons behind things.
    The lesson contained in The story Of Moses and The Guide is this “You should have full faith in the wisdom of what is happening in the Divine Factory in accordance with the will of Allah. As the reality is hidden from you, you are at a loss to understand the wisdom of what is happening, and sometimes if it appears that things are going against you, you cry out, ‘How and why has this happened’. The fact is that if the curtain be removed from the “unseen”, you would yourselves come to know that what is happening here is for the best. Even if some times it appears that something is going against you, you will see that in the end it also produces some good results for you.
    Syed Abu-Ala’ Maududi’s Chapter Introductions to the Qur’an

  2. Ameen!

    Thank you brother for this important reminder.

  3. assalamualaikumwarahmatullahiwabarakatuhu

    Well said, brother, intention is very important in doing any deed

  4. Brother, and everyone else,
    Assalamu Alaikum Warahmathullahi Wabarakathuhu.

    The shape of the heart in the current art is backtracked to its origin as shape of the private area of woman below abdomen, which later, most probably in Romantic era, was shamelessly made famous as the symbol of love, then as that of heart. The reason behind this was: it is a place of birth, pleasure and erotica – hence art.

    The other theories, even though unrealistic, have components to safeguard adultery – they gave it another name: love, which is almost unanimously represented by red color in art.

    Anyway, in reality, this figure has little resemblance with the actual human heart.

    Therefore, at least for the defense of the woman’s chastity, the usage of this figure should be abandoned. Specially the people, on these grounds, who believe in practicing Islam ‘rightly’ should make sure people do not use it, or at least not misuse it with the name of heart or love.


    Hamid Khan

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