The Sindh government announced on Friday that all schools, colleges, and universities would be closed on April 12, 21, Ramadan, on the occasion of Youm-e-Ali. Also known as Ali Day, an important day in the Islamic calendar observed in memory of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth caliph (Khalifa ) and the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is a day of great significance for Muslims worldwide.
What is Youm-e-Ali?
The day is observed on the 21st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan, which marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali. Today, Muslims worldwide pay tribute to his life and legacy, reflecting on his teachings and the values he represented.
The actual event of Hazrat Ali’s martyrdom occurred in the Kufa Mosque, where Abne Maljim, a Kharijite extremist, struck him with a poisoned sword. Hazrat Ali survived the attack for a few days, during which he imparted valuable teachings to his followers and family members. His martyrdom is considered a significant event in Islamic history, marking the end of a period of peace and unity among Muslims.
Youm-e-Ali is a day of reflection and remembrance, where Muslims pay tribute to the life and legacy of Hazrat Ali. It is an opportunity for Muslims to learn from his teachings and to strive to emulate his values in their own lives. The day provides a chance for Muslims to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood and to promote peace, love, and unity within the Muslim community and beyond.
Ali the Lion of God:
Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib is a towering figure in Islamic history and is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in Islam. He was the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and played a vital role in the early development of Islam. Hazrat Ali is revered by Muslims worldwide as a symbol of justice, wisdom, and courage.
One of the most significant contributions of Hazrat Ali was his role in the development of Islamic jurisprudence. He was known for his extensive knowledge of Islamic law and worked tirelessly to promote justice and fairness within the Muslim community. Hazrat Ali’s jurisprudential teachings have been an essential source for Islamic scholars throughout the ages and have impacted the development of Islamic legal thought.
Hazrat Ali was also known for his unwavering commitment to justice and fairness. He stood up against the corrupt rulers of his time and fought for the rights of the oppressed. His famous saying, “If you see oppression, stop it with your hand. If you can’t, speak out against it. If you can’t, hate it in your heart,” has become a guiding principle for many Muslims worldwide.
Hazrat Ali is an important figure in Islamic history whose teachings and legacy have profoundly impacted the development of Islamic thought and jurisprudence. His commitment to justice, wisdom, and courage has made him a symbol of inspiration for Muslims worldwide, particularly for the Muslim community. His teachings and example remain relevant today and guide Muslims seeking to lead a life based on justice, fairness, and compassion.