Imam Ali's Birthday in Uttar Pradesh in 2021

Imam Ali's Birthday in Uttar Pradesh in 2021

  How long until Imam Ali's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 233 days.
  Dates of Imam Ali's Birthday in Uttar Pradesh
2022 Tue, Feb 15Regional Holiday
2021 Fri, Feb 26Regional Holiday
2020 Mon, Mar 9Regional Holiday
2019 Thu, Mar 21Regional Holiday
2018 Fri, Mar 30Regional Holiday
  Summary
Known as Imam Ali in Muslim countries
  Imam Ali's Birthday in other countries
Imam Ali's Birthday internationally

When is Imam Ali's Birthday?

Imam Ali's Birthday is a public holiday in Iran and also a regional holiday in India.

It commemorates the birthday of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who was the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and considered to be the first Imam by Shia Muslims.

History of Imam Ali's Birthday

Imam Ali, also known as Hazrat Ali, is an important figure for all Muslims worldwide.

He was born on the 13th day in the Islamic month of Rajab in the year 599 AD. He was the son of Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asda and has the unique distinction of being the only person to be born in the sacred sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.

Ali was the first male to accept Islam, which some have argued makes him the first Muslim. Ali fought alongside Muhammad in the battles that forged the early Muslim community. After the migration to Medina, he married Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and became Muhammad's son-in-law.

After Caliph Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated, Ali was appointed Caliph. He ruled until 661, when he was struck in the head with a poisonous sword by Ibn Muljam while he was saying his prayers in the Great Mosque of Kufa, in modern-day Iraq, on the 19th of Ramadan. The wound proved fatal and Imam Ali became a martyr two days later.

While there are differences in how he is venerated by Sunni and Shia, both agree that he was a pious Muslim, devoted to the cause of Islam and a courageous and just ruler in accordance with the Qur'an and the Sunnah.

In Iran, Imam Ali's birthday was made an official holiday during the reign of Nasiru al-Din Shah, in the late 19th century.

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