Hazarat Ali’s Birthday


    April 21, 2016

    Last Year Celebrated on 3rd May 2015
    Present Year Celebrated on 21 April 2016
    Next Year Will be Celebrated on 10 April 2017


    Who was Hazarat Ali?

    Hazarat Ali is an honorable name among Muslims community. He was born 599 AD, and the son of Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asda. Hazarat Ali was the only person who born in the holy sanctuary of Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place mentioned in Islam. Ali was the first young male who accepted Islam. He was educated by prophet Muhammed. After his Medina visit, he got married to Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah and became his son-in-law.  Ali took part in the early caravan raids from Mecca and also participated in several battles fought by the nascent Muslim community.


    Assassination of Ali

    On 27 January AD 661, he was offering prayer in the Great Mosque located in Kufa, Kharijite Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam attacked Ali. Ibn Muljam’s attacked him with poison-coated sword and hurt him seriously. Ali ordered his sons not to kill the Kharijites, on the other hand he ordered that if he survived, then forgive the ibn Muljam but if he died, ibn Muljam should be given only one equal hit.  Ali died two days later on 29 January AD 661. Hasan fulfilled Qisas and Ibn Muljam was punishment equally for Ali’s death.


    How his birthday is celebrated?

    His birthday is celebrated by Muslims all over the world with joy and happiness. Delicious food is served to families, friends and neighbourhood in order to honour his great achievements. Mosques are decorated in spectacular ways, feasts are organized at different places, and prayers are offered.