بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اللهم صلي على محمد واله الطاهرين
The purpose of this site is to communicate the simple, beautiful and authentic message of Islam to all those that wish to hear it. This is the path of the Holy Qur’an and the purified Household [ع] of the Prophet [ص] , in accordance with the well known Hadith:
”I leave you two weighty things, the Book of Allah and my Ahlul Bayt. They will never separate until they reach me at the pond”
May Allah [swt] give us the tawfiq to follow the Thaqalayn.
Some have objected to the title of this blog ‘Slave of Ali’, that it should in fact be ‘Slave of Allah’. In response, being a slave of Ali [s] is in reality being a slave of Allah swt, and this is the case with serving any of the Ahlul Bayt [a], at the head of them the Holy Prophet [sawa]. In famous poem by Sayed Ridha Alhindi praising Imam Ali [a] it isa said:
قـاسُـوكَ أبـا حسـنٍ بـِسِــواكَ وهـل بـالطَّـوْدِ يُقـاسُ الـذرْ *** أَنَّــى سـاوَوْكَ بـمَـن نــاوَوكَ وهـل سـاوَوْا نَعـلَي قَـنـبَر
They compared you O Father of Hasan to other than you, and can a mountain be compared to a grain of dust?!
How could they compare you to your enemies, and did they compare the sandals of Qanbar?!
In other words, even the sandals of Qanbar who was Imam Ali’s loyal companion and servant are far greater in worth than any of those that Imam Ali was compared to. Qanbar had the honour of being an actual slave of the Imam, and what a great honour that was! Whilst we cannot be literal slaves of the Imam like Qanbar, we can act like ones by following all of his commands, walking on his path and serving his grandson AlHujja [a]. The Prophet had greater authority over the lives of the believers than the believers themselves [3:33], and this same authority was held by his noble Successors. True Imaan is acknowledging this, and serving them as if they own us, just like a master owns his slave. And all the time we would in actual fact be serving Allah swt.