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Ajmer sharif Dargah 808th Urs Sharif

I am glad to inform you that Annual Urs of Hazoor Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) Wali of Allah! Is held from 1st Rajab to 6th Rajab every year at Ajmer Sharif. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for Updated information on all Festivities and Prayers and other special Occasions held at the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif.

On the visibility of moon from 1st Rajab to 6th Rajab, special bath (Ghusal) is given at 1:00 A.M (midnight) regular for six days by me Haji Peer Syed Farough Ahmed Chishty Niazi & Sons. Sandal Sharif is also presented at the tomb during the above these days. After this the Duago prays for all zaireens.

Inspired by the spiritual command of our PROPHET MOHAMMED (S.A.W), HUZOOR KHWAJA GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) became the harbinger of peace and prosperity not only in INDIA but in whole world. People used to attend the shrine of Hzrt Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty Ajmeri (R.A) with their heartfelt desire and cherished wishes and return brim full with fruition of their inner aspiration.

Brothers & Sisters! I am glad to invite you in this Mubarak and auspicious Urs if you or any of your kith and kin intend to visit the holy shrine during Urs or any other time inform me so that I may make all you necessary arrangement of lodging and boarding in Ajmer Sharif, free of cost.

As a true disciple and khadim of HUZOOR KHWAJA GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) and also having kinship with this holy saint I perform all religious and spiritual services ceremonies at the holy “CHISHTY DARBAR” in case you find unable to attend the occasion of Urs you may take part by sending your contribution to me through cheque, postal-order or demand draft and earn heavenly reward. Your contributions will be used in the Holy works connected with the DARBAR OF HUZOOR khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty Ajmeri (R.A) during the URS and after that, sacred Tabarukaats (Blessed Offerings from the Shrine) will be sent to you through post.

“May ALLAH PAK & NABI-E-KARIM (S.A.W) through the mediation of the blessing of
Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A) pour fourth choicest blessing on you and on your whole family.”

Ameen sum Ameen!

Kind Regards & Salaam

Haji Peer Syed Bashir Ahmed Chishty Niazi

Gaddi Nashin and Chief Moallaim (Caretaker and Keyholder)

please contact Peer sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798 (WhatsApp! enabled)

or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com

or visit blog : https://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

 


 808th Urs Itinerary : 

Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 Flag Ceremony.

Saturday 25th Feb 2020 Urs Begins Jannati Darwaza opens on this day.

Friday 28th Feb 2020 Namaz-e-Jumma.

Monday 2nd March 2020 Chattie Sharif (Jannati Darwaz will be closed) – This occasion is dependant on Lunar date of the month thus can change.

Thursday 5th March 2020 Bara Qul.

Sufiana dates for Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri

Important Sufiana dates in Ajmer Sharif Dargah with co-insiding Georgian dates.

1st Rabi’ Al Thani 1441 is on Friday 29th November 2019.

4th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Urs Hzrt Abu Yusuf Chishty (R .A),
is on Mon 2nd December 2019

Panjvi sharif
5th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri,
Is on Tue 3rd December 2019

Chatti Sharif
6th Rabi Al Thani1441 Hijri
Is on Wed 4th December 2019

7th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Urs of Hzrt Imaam Malik (R.A)- Madina Munawarah
Is on Thur 5th December 2019

9th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Urs of Hzrt Imaam Ahmad Bin Hanbaal (R.A)
Is on Sat 7th December 2019

Ghyarmee Sharif
11th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Urs of Hzrt Ghaus e Azam, Peeran o Peer, Hzrt Abdul Qadir Jilani (R.A)
Baghdad Sharif,
Is on Monday 9th December 2019

Urs of Hzrt Abu Ishaq Chishty (R.A)
&
Urs of Hzrt Abu Ahmed Chishty (R.A)
14 Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Is on Thur 12th December 2019

716th Urs of Hzrt khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) -Delhi.
19th Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri ( Tue 17th Dec 2019).
Urs functions are between Sat 14th – Wed 18th December 2019

Ekisvi Sharif
21 Rabi Al Thani 1441 Hijri
Is on Thursday 19th December 2019

Urs of Hzrt Khwaja Hamid-uddin Naguri (R.A)
29th Rabi Al Thank 1441 Hijri
Is on Fri 27th December 2019

Urs of Ghaus al Azam (R.a) 1441 Hijri

11th Rabi’ al-thani/ Rabi ul Akhir 1441H.


On every 11th day of the lunar month Fathia of Ghous Pak (R.A.) is performed at holy Asthana of Hazrat Khwaja Pak (R.A.) this is called Ghyarmee Sharif. Various religious rites are performed, recitation of Quran, Milaad Khwani, Khatme-Quadria, Langar (Feed to poor) etc.
This programme is observed in our home of Ajmer Sharif Khadim as well as at the Chilla of Piran-e-Piron a Hilly towards south of Dargah Khwaja Sahib. This month Ghyarmee sharif will be announced on Social media.

The Lunar dates are Dependant on the Lunar sighting of your country. These will be announced on our social media platforms as soon as the month of Rabi’al-Thani starts in a few days.


On the next Ghyarmee day, It is also the Annual Urs day of:
HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A)
.
FATHIA (Tribute Prayer) HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A)
Also known as Saint of all saints.
Lectures on life and teachings of Hazrat Ghaus-UL Azam Piran-e-Pir are delivered and tributes are paid to him at the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif.
Those who attend this function realise its solemnity and sanctity and also the benefit which they receive.
In the evening, in our homes of the Khadim, this Fathia is organised and prayers are offered for the wellbeing of the devotees.

HAZRAT GHOUS-UL- AZAM PIRAN -E- PIR (R.A) are the highest member of the hierarchy of Sufi Saints around whom the world revolves.

If you would like more detail in regards to Hazrat Ghous-ul-Azam (R.A). You may select link below for document:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=6459A23191C13528%21227


Coming to Ajmer Sharif? 


If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd)  or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for the poor people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

  You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif, safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer,now! or in the future,

please contact Peer sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798 (WhatsApp! enabled)

or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com

or visit blog : https://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

Urs of Hzrt Hassan (R.A) in Safar 1441 – 2019

Urs is on Monday 28th October 2019  (Depending on Lunar date of your country). This will be 28th Safar 1441 Hijri.

A Highly inspiring programme of Fateha-e- Hazrat Hassan (R.A) is performed at a specific demise at the shrine in Ajmer Sharif on 28th Safar 1441 Hijri. Hazrat Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib born March 4, 625 CE (Ramadhān 15th, 3 AH) – died 28th, 50 AH, aged 47) is an important figure in Islam. He is the son of Hazrth Imaam Ali (Kram Allah wajhu) and his wife Fatimah (R.A), The the daughter of the prophet Muhammad (PBUT). Hazrath Hassan ibn Ali was Poisoned thus died ( in Medina on Safar 28th, 50 AH. He is buried at the famous Jannatul Baqee‘ cemetery across from the Masjid al-Nabawi .


Coming to Ajmer Sharif? 


If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd)  or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for the poor people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

  You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif, safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer,now! or in the future,

please contact Peer sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798 (WhatsApp! enabled)

or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com

or visit blog : https://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

Urs of Hzrt Haji Peer Syed Aftab Ahmed Niazi (R.A)-Ajmer sharif India -1440 H – 2019

The late Haji Peer syed Aftab Ahmed Chishty Niazi – Gaddi Nashin and Cheif Moallim of Ajmer sharif Dargah Inida.

Hazrth sahib were Gaddi Nashin & Moallim at Ajmer Sharif.Their Urs is on 20th Shawwal 1440, Approx Monday 24th June 2019
The Late Hazrth Haji Peer Aftab Ahmed Niazi (R.A) were an exceptional Spiritual Guide (Murshid) themselves. They had a huge number of Disciples (Murid) all over the world as well as India. People still remember them to this day for their excellent qualities in personality and services as Gaddi Nashin & Chief Moaalim /Khadim of Ajmer Sharif.Disciples travel to Ajmer Sharif during the URS of Hazrth Sahib (R.A).
In their life time Hazrth sahib (R.A) travelled to other countries propagating the Ajmer Sufi Message of: “Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty (R.A)”. Hazrth Sahib (R.A) gave his Seven son’s Physical & Theoretical Tasawwuf (Mysticism) education during their upbringing. It is these sons & Grandsons (Gaddi Nashin & Chief Moallim ) that now travel throughout the world propagating the Sufi principle of life & treating people through ancient Methods of Sufi Healing through the blessing of Ajmer Sharif shrine.Hz Syed Aftab Ahmed sahib (R.A) Passed away during Zohur Namaz while in Sajda (Postration). They Died in Muscut in Oman, From there they were brought back to Ajmer Sharif to be buried in Ajmer Sharif Dargah Demise.Hazrth Sahib (R.A) were laid to rest in the Cemetery Dedicated for the Ajmer Sharif Gaddi -Nashin community, located within the demise of the blessed Ajmer Sharif Dargah. This demise is called “Chaar Yaar”.
coming to Ajmer Sharif?
If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.
Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .
We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shrowd) or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for the poor people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.
You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif, safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer,now! or in the future,
please contact: Peer Sahib on :
0091 931 426 5798
or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com
or visit blog : http://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

Urs of Hzrt Amir Khusro (R.A) – 1440 Hijri – 2019

*** Urs of Hazrath Amir Khusro (R.A) ***
This is on   18th of Shawwal 1440 Hijri
Approx: Saturday 22nd June 2019
However the Urs is Celebrated from 16th to 20th Shawwal i.e. From Thursday 20th- Monday 24th June 2019 . The Dargah sharif is in Nizamuddin Aulia -New Delhi-India.

Ab’ul Hasan Yamin al-Din Khusro (R.a), usually known by his pen name as Amir Khusro (or Amir Khusro), is a greatly loved composer of poetry, song and riddles from India. He was born in northern India. His father was of Turkish descent but born in Balkh, Afghanistan, the same region that gave birth to Jalaluddin Rumi. Khusrau’s mother was from Delhi. In 1206 Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s father migrated from transoxiana to delhi but settled in Patiali ( modern Uttar pradesh).
Amir Khusro (R.a) was a Sufi and disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, Mehboob e ilahi (R.a). By the order of his Pir/Sheikh/Spiritual mentor and guide, he developed Urdu language and was famously known as “father of urdu language”. Soon it became the tongue of Sufis both oral and in written forms. Urdu replaced persian language which was used for centuries for administrative work and for bussiness purpose.
Hazrat Ami Khusro (R.a) is often called the “father of qawwali music” — the ecstatic devotional Sufi music of India and Pakistan. He is also credited with the invention of tabla drums, the two hand drums played throughout the Indian subcontinent.Hazrat Amir Khusrau (R.a) was a classical poet and composer who served as court poet to several Delhi sultans.
His songs are still widely sung by Sufis and the devout, in every Sufi qawwali or in sama, around the world. Especially in India and Pakistan.
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.a)reat Sufi, a wealthy merchant who once exchanged all his wealth for a pair of His Holiness Sultan-ul-Mashaikh shoes, an intellectual gaint of many languages, an artist, a prolific author, a genius musician who invented the ‘sitar’, a versatile composer and a true devoted “Mreed/disciple” of Holiness. He was “All-in-One” type of highly amazing mixture of Divine gifts
Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.A) was the son of Amir Alachin a Turk from Laccheen. His actual name was Saifuddin Mahmood Shamsi. At the invasion of Gengiz Khan he migrated from his native place Kesh near Samarkand to Balkh. Saifuddin was the chieftan of Hazara. Shamsuddin Iltamish the King of Delhi welcomed them to his capital. He provided shelter to the dislodged princes artisans, scholars and rich nobles. Saifuddin was among them.
It was around 626/ 360 A.H/1226 A.D. In 1230 A.D he was granted afief in the district of Patiali (in Etah District-Uttar Pradesh).
He married to BiBi Daulat Naz, who bore him three sons and one daughter. Yaminuddin (Khusro) was one among them born at Patiali, presently known as Hazrat Amir Khusro Nagar in District Etah (U.P.) in the year 652-653 A.H/1252-53 A.D. Yaminuddin’s (Khusro) father Saifuddin was mostly engaged in battles, and was killed in 660 A.H/1260 A.D. Yaminuddin or Khusrau was an intelligent child.
Poetry came to him at the early age of eight. He wrote his first diwan of poetry “Tuh’fatus-saghir” in 1271 A.d.In 1272 at the age of 19 years, Amir Khusrau’s First job was a royal court poet in the with King Balban. He was a royal coutier in more then 7 different Kings,Governors of his time. In the same year 1325 A.d, when Hazrat Nizamuddin aulia (R.a) left this world, soon after 6 months Hazrat Amir khusrau (R.a) also followed his sheikh and left this word with these words:
It is written in books that when Hazrat Amir Khusro, went to see His Holiness Hazrat Syed Nizamuddin Aulia (R.A) for the very first time. It is said that young Amir Khusrau (R.a) went to His Holiness khanqah, but did not entered and remained at the door by remarking, “I shall select my “Peer/Spiritual guide” myself, and if it is bestowed with Divine Power he will converse with me even from distance.” Thus sitting at the door he composed:

Tu an Shah-e-ke bar aiwan-e-qasrat. Kabutar gar nashinad baz garded. Gharib-e mustanande baradar amad. Be ayat andar un ya baz gardad. (You are such a mighty King that if a pigeon sits on your palace, it turns into a hawk. An outsider and a needy person has come at your door, please let him know whether he should come in, or go away). His Holiness who had supernatural powers sent him the following verse in reply: “Biya yet andarun marde haqiqat, Kibama yak nafas hamraz gardad, Agar ablah buwad an mard nadan, Azan rahe ki amad baz gardad.” (The person who knows the truth may come inside so that we may exchange divine secrets between us for a moment. If that person is ignorant, then he should return on the same path from where he has come here.)

Hazrat Amir Khusro (R.a) immediately got up and ran to His Holiness and fell on his feet and wept! His Holiness accepted him as his disciple (murid) and gradually the two became inseparable and attached to each other.
Love is deep rooted in human nature. Every Soul has a natural inclination towards another soul. Love in fact, –beautifies the soul, and beauty of the soul resides in love for humanity. Love, the Sufis believe is greater than religion. Love is the essence of all creeds. Every worshiper worships God out of Love. Love enslaves him. The true majestic welcomes love whatever its guise. One who has a perfect insight beholds God in everything.

“Gori sovay sej par, mukh par daaray kes, Chal Khusrau ghar aapnay, saanjh bhayee chahu des.” “The fair maiden rests on the wreath (of roses), Her tresses covering her face, Let us, Oh Khusrau go back now, The dark dusk settles in four corners.”

More information on the life of Hazrath Amir Khusro (R.A) Can be obtained from link below:
Hz.Amir Khusro (R.A)



Coming to Ajmer Sharif? 

If you would like to take part by making an offering for Fathia, Nazar-o-Niaz, Qurbani,or Gyarmee , Chattie fathia sharif or you would like to take part in Urs of Wali-Allah’s (All Sufi Saint’s from all Silsila’s); you can send your heartily offerings & donations direct to us safely now! or in the future.

Also in the Mosque inside Ajmer sharif Darbar  we can arrange for Dua-e-karima, khatam-e- khwajgan, Dua-e-Shifa, Ayate karima and similar dua’s on your behalf . We can arrange for food to be made in Big deg & Small deg at Darbar .

We can also arrange on your behalf flowers for Mazar Sharif and chadder (Shroud)  or present Sandal wood in Mazar Sharif. Also we can arrange for lungar (Feeding) the poor people. Also arrangements can be made for Haqiqa and Bismillah Sharif. The Ajmer Sharif dargah also organise marriages for poor people as well as Education “Taleem”. The Darbar Sharif arranges for all poor tourist in Ajmer sharif , lodging boarding, Transportation and food clothes for the poor people. Also provided are tickets for railway & bus and other expenditure while at Darbar Ajmer Sharif.

  You can send hour heartily offerings & donations direct to Ajmer Sharif, safely via Western Union or Money Gram money Transfer,now! or in the future,

please contact: Peer Sahib on :

0091 931 426 5798 (WhatsApp! enabled)

or email on: sydbashirahmed@gmail.com

or visit blog : https://www.mehboobanekhwaja.com

Urs Hzrt Mollah Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) -1440 Hijri-2019

Urs Sharif is on 21st Ramadan 1440H
This is approx Monday 27th May 2019
(Depending on the Lunar date of your country)
ELECTIONS
After Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) passed away, Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) was elected as the fourth Caliph by the Muslims. During the period of the first three Caliphs, Madinatul Munawwarah continued to be the capital of the Muslim world, but Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) transferred the Islamic capital to Kufah in Iraq.
EARLY LIFE
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) was the son of Abu Taalib, an uncle of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) was married to Sayyadah Bibi Fathima (radi Allahu anha), the daughter of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They had 3 sons, Sayyiduna Hassan, Sayyiduna Hussain and Sayyiduna Mohsin (radi Allahu anhumul ajma’in).Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) took part in the battle of Badr, Khandaq and Khaibar. At Khaibar, it was Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) who subdued the Jews with his furious assault. He also held many important positions during the time of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the first 3 Caliphs before him.
He had a love for learning and was a great and learned person himself. He had been given the title of “Baabul I’lm” or “Gate of Learning” by Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He was also called “Asaadullah” or “Lion of Allah.”

OPPOSITION
The situation in Madinatul Munawwarah after the murder (Shahaadah) of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) was serious. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu’s) first task was to rid Madinatul Munawwarah of the rebels and to return the situation to normal.
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) was able to force the rebels to withdraw from Madinatul Munawwarah and to establish peace and order in the city. The powerful governor of Syria, Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu), challenged Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)and refused to pay homage to him. Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu) insisted that Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) arrest the murderers of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) and hand them over to him.
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) was a man with a deep sense of justice and did not want to accuse the wrong people. He needed a peaceful period to trace the culprits. But, Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu anhu) began accusing him of protecting the murderers, and in this way the old enmity between the two families were revived.

SAYYIDUNA MU’AWIYAH (RADI ALLAHU ANHU)
Unlike most of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu’s) governors, Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) displayed great administrative ability and was very popular. He was a God-fearing man and especially known for his mercy. Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) was very strict in piety and straight forward. Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) declared his disobedience to him, because he felt that he was better qualified to lead the Muslim world.

BATTLE OF THE CAMEL
Another serious development took place. Sayyadah Aishah (radi Allahu anha) and two leading Sahaba, Sayyiduna Talha and Sayyiduna Zubair (radi Allahu anhuma) declared their opposition to the Khilaafat of Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). They left Madinatul Munawwarah for Makkatul Mukarramah and from there travelled to Basrah where they rallied men and new supporters.
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) had to crush all opposition. A bloody battle took place near Basrah on the 9th of December 656 A.C. This battle was sparked off by a third force who were the real troublemakers. Just before the battle, both parties had already reached an agreement to settle the dispute. But this third force, the real assassinators of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhu), launched an overnight attack on both camps simultaneously. Each side were under the impression that the other had attacked. The battle began. Several thousand men were lost including the two Sahaba. Sayyadah Aishah (radi Allahu anha) was safe. She was riding a camel during the battle-hence the name “Battle of the Camel.” Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) treated her in a most noble and dignified manner and respectfully sent her back to Madinatul Munawwarah. She praised him and deeply regretted opposing Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). Kufa was now made the capital of the Islamic world.

BATTLE OF SIFFIN
Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) rallied an army to face Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). A battle took place at Siffin on the Syrian border in the July of 567 A.C. Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) was no match for Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)and began to retreat. By the clever proposal of Sayyiduna Amr bin Al As (radi Allahu anhu), the retreating army raised pieces of the Holy Quran on their spears demanding judgement between the two parties. Many pious Muslims on the side of Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) refused to fight seeing the Holy Quran displayed in the air.

JUDGEMENT
Two men, one from each side, were appointed to settle the dispute. Sayyiduna Abu Musa (radi Allahu anhu), a pious Sahaba from Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) side, and the skilled Sayyiduna Amr (radi Allahu anhu) from Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu’s) side. Sayyiduna Musa (radi Allahu anhu) declared in front of the Muslims that it was decided to recommend the removal of both Sayyiduna Ali ((Karam Allah Wajhu) and Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhuma) and that the Muslims should select another man for the Khilaafat. Sayyiduna Amr (radi Allahu anhu) replied that: “He has declared the removal of his leader, while I would conform Muaawiyah as the Caliph.” Chaos followed.

KHAARIJEES
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) prepared to meet Sayyiduna Muaawiyah (radi Allahu anhu) again in battle, but he was moved from his task by a serious conflict that occurred among his men. Some narrow-minded people accused Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu)of accepting a man-made judgement. Their slogan was: “There is no judgment but with Allah.” They declared that Sayyiduna Ali, Sayyiduna Muaawiyah and Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radi Allahu anhumul ajma’in) were unbelievers and that Jihad should be declared against them. Ever since this event, they have been known as the “Khaarijees”, which means, “those who left the fold.” They maintained that the Khilaafat should be given to the most eligible Muslim, regardless of his origin. The Kharijees are not regarded as Muslims.

ASSASSINATION
On the 17th of July 659 A.C., Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) overcame the Khaarijees in a battle near Nahrawan, in which, it is said, that 40 000 lives were lost.
In the early morning of the 24th of January 661 A.C. (19th Ramadan) , Abdul Rahman bin Muljim, a Khaariji fanatic lay in ambush in the Masjid of Kufah and stabbed Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) when he entered the masjid.

The two photos below show he exact place where Hzrt Ali (k.W) were martyred. He passed away on the 21st Ramadan, from the wound. He was 63 years old. They are buried in Najar al-Asharf (Iraq)

The holy Shrine of Hzrt Imam Mollah Ali ( Karam Allaho Wajhu) in Najaf- Iraq



PERSONAL LIFE
Sayyiduna Ali (Karam Allah Wajhu) lived a simple life. He refused any luxury food and wore simple clothes thinking of the poor. He would sleep on the ground and even sit on the floor. He repaired his own clothes and shoes and even did manual labour. He spent nights in Salaah and would fast for three days in a row. Honesty, piety, justice and love of truth were the main marks of his character.