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Hazrat Ali

Hazrat Ali

February 15th is celebrated this year around the world as the birthday of Hazrat Ali who was born in the Kaaba in Mecca in the month of Rajab 599 AD. His mother's name was Fatima bint Assad


Calligraphic rendering of “Ali” in Arabic - Image The Institute of Ismaili Studies

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali, which commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali. The cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet, who, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, designated him under Divine Command, as the first in the line of hereditary Imams from the Prophet’s own progeny.

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