Ali Ibn Abi Talib (The Age of Bliss)
Paperback, 69 Pages
Suitable for Ages 9 and up.
Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son of Abu Talib and the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). He lived with the Prophet from a young age, cultivating an impeccable character and learning everything from the best of humankind. Ali was the first child to accept Islam, and the third Muslim after Khadija and Abu Bakr. He was well loved by the noble Prophet and married his beloved daugther, Fatima, with whom he had two sons, Hasan and Husayn. Ali's life was based on humility, self-sacrifice and charity. He was always willing to give his last pennies to help those in need and taught the same values to his children.
On the battlefield, Ali was like a lion. For the sake of Islam, he performed extraordinary acts of heroism and became famous for defeating men many times stronger than himself. He was one of the fortunate few to receive the good news of Paradise while he was still alive. Ali became the fourth caliph and performed his duties honorably, always putting the needs of the Muslim community before his own. Despite witnessing greatly troubled times in the Islamic state, he focused on justice and truth. His devotion to God, his life and his character serve as an everlasting inspiration for all people.