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Sheikh Zakzaky speaks on unparalleled virtues of Imam Ali during a latest visit PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 February 2022 11:29

By Abdullahi Isah Wasagu
During a visit to him, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria his eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky has explained elaborately on unparalleled virtues of Commander of the faithful Imam Aliyu Ibn Abi Talib(A.S).

The visit was made by members of 'Huffaz Forum' (memorizers of the holy Qur'an) in his Abuja residence on Tuesday 15/2/2022. The visit made on the occasion of the birthday of Commander of the faithful Imam Aliyu Ibn Abi Talib(A.S) and it consist of brothers and sisters who are members of the forum from different parts of the country.

In his address to the visitors, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) reminded them of some of the virtues of Ameerul Mu'mineen Ali (AS) who was born inside the sacred House of Ka'abah on the 13th of Rajab, 30th year after the year of the Elephants.

The leader recounts the history of the birth of Imam Ali (A.S) in the Ka'bah; the spiritual miracles that took place during his birth such as speaking while as a fresh infant, recitation of Kalimatus-Shahadah while speaking to his elder and biological brother the Messenger of Allah (SAWW) all from infancy phase of life.

"The birth of the Commander of the Faithful Ali (A.S) came with a spiritual miracle which implies his majestic status in birth (Ali (A.S)) blessed by Allah (God) The Almighty", said the leader.

Explaining on his spouse, Sheikh Zakzaky says, "One of her unparalleled positions (Sayyidah Zahara (S.A)) that Allah (The Most High) bestowed on her, is, He made her infallible. Indeed, her infalibility is unparalleledly worthy of comparison. It was reported to have said that if Allah had not created Ali, Sayyidah Zahra would not have had a husband, because no one matches her hand in marry (in all creation) except an infallible. He (Ali) is the one and only pious servant who deserved Sayyid Zahara to be married with, no one else".

Sheikh Zakzaky quoted some of the Prophet's (S) words on Imam Ali (A.S) as a companion, biological brother of noble characters. The Prophet's saying: "Ali is with the Qur'an, and the Qur'an is with Ali."

Sheikh Zakzaky further outlined that, "If it is said Ali is in accordance with the Qur'an, one could simply understood that he (Ali) follows the Qur'anic teachings. But what if it is said that the Qur'an is with him (Ali)? You would found that it means that both the Qur'an and Ali are one and the same. He therefore said that, he (Ali) is the only pious servant who bears or be called "The Qur'an-Nadiq", which means 'The speakable Qur'an ."

He explained that, "When (people) go astray for lack of guide from among them till they have risen in the hereafter. If they were asked, as why did you not follow the guidance? If in response they said, "We do not know the guidance.
If it is cleared that there is no guidance from among them, so that, they could stick to it for salvation. Would they be held accountable? If they are held accoutable, then, this is cruelty on them".

"So, after the Messenger of Allah, God (The Most High) specified line of guidance.
There was a symbol after the Messenger of Allah (S), and such symbol is no other than Ali. The Prophet's heir is Ali and he (the Prophet) said it openly and severally. He also informed them that after Ali, is Hasan; after Hassan is Hussein; after Hussein, the nine sons of Husseins chronologically. The last of whom was Imam Muhammad Mahdi (A.S)", said the leader.

The leader of the Islamic Movement further noted out that, "The universe will never cease to have God's proof in it in every age, even after Imam Muhammad Mahdi (A.S), the Imam will leave a legacy so that people do not have proof against God."

Speaking on historical distortedness, the Sheikh described how the enemies had tried to hide the rank and positions of Imam Ali (A.S) throughout history, and how even as at today the enemies of the Ahl al-Bayt (A.S) were still trying to hide the truth about the position of Imam Ali (A.S) .

"Speaking about Ali, is indeed an extensively long history. As I used to say, many things could not be hidden, unless one becomes unwilling. Some enemies had really worked hard thinking about the possibility of inhuming his unparalleled virtues, but Allah has exalted it. It had even reached to the extent that when someone bears Ali in name, he is then slaughtered. During the reign of Banu Umayya, a child was not given the name, Ali, (otherwise, death threat is what to be followed)", he said.

Sayyid Zakzaky (H) has enumerated many virtues of Ali (A.S) among which he stated: “Imam Ali is an outstanding annotationist of the Holy Qur'an. The Holy Qur'an is annotated in two vix: Badin (hidden) and Zahir (Physical) as regard the commentary of the divine book. Ali (A.S) knows both the hidden and physical meanings of the verses and chapters of the divine book (holy Qur'an).

The revered leader has finally reminded the entire brothers and sister of the significance of offering the prayers of Umm Dawoud, which is duly performed on the 15th of Rajab as reported in various books of prayers.

Translated from the report of Sayyid Zakzaky Office.