Who was Imam Ali

Hz. Ali was born on March 21, 598. On January 24th, 661 he was murdered by Ibn Mülcem with a poisonous knife.

Hz. Ali is Muhammad's cousin. Mohammed raised him. He is the first person to recognize Islam as a religion. He is also the son-in-law of the prophet, thus the continuation of the prophetic family, the Ehlibeyit.

Hz. Ali, the first Muslim, worked for Islam for life. He was never confronted with a war defeat because he had "superhuman" warfare.

Nobody has as much wisdom, bravery, courage, willingness to make sacrifices and willingness to help as he does. Tyrants feared him both during his lifetime and after his death. He is the friend of the oppressed. Idolaters who recognized Islam as a belief because of its wealth tried to bring Ali down. Since Ali was invincible, they never enjoyed Ali's defeat, so they continued their tyranny on the Ehlibeyit. These power-hungry, tyrannical idolaters were Ebu Süfyan, Muawiya, Mervan, Yezid. They all had only one goal, to destroy the Ehlibeyit. They murdered all 12 imams, including Hz. Ali. None of the 12 imams died of natural causes. The tyranny that the Ehlibeyit suffered was against Mohammed and Islam. The tyrants themselves were the rulers of the Islamic empire. As soon as Muhammad died, these idolaters became rulers. Their cruelty grew day by day, starting with Ebubekir and continuing from Yezid to the Ottoman Sultan, Yavuz Sultan Selim. Up to the present day people have suffered from their unpredictable cruelties. There is much to report about these acts. Although centuries have passed, they have a topicality, because centuries have passed only in relation to the beginning of the tyrannies. The persecutions, murders, and suppression continue today. The commanders' mission was magnificently passed on to their successors. Rather, your mission has grown in hypocrisy and malice today. First the 12 imams were murdered, now the 12 imams are thanked in prayers. With what other than hypocrisy can this behavior be devalued? Unfortunately, in Islamic history, these tyrannies took place among other things. These tyrannies still shape Islam today.

Let us continue with getting to know Ali.

Islam grew under Ali's valiant struggle. Islam gained more and more followers. The Muslims were also very successful financially. The successes of Islam brought many dangers with them. So idolaters recognized Islam as a belief. Under no circumstances did these idolaters choose Islam because of its teaching, but rather wanted to share in the success of Islam.

They started their atrocities during Muhammad's lifetime. After Mohammed left this world, their atrocities became more unpredictable. They formed a front against Ali, thus Mohammed.

As a growing religion, Islam was nationalized. The leader of Islam was the caliph. The caliph rules over the Muslims both in religious areas and in political areas of life. The caliph has a very important position. Mohammed wanted Ali to become caliph after his death. Nobody contradicted the prophet. But shortly after the Prophet's death, the idolaters disregarded the Prophet's wishes and chose the Caliph. While Ali was attending to the prophet's funeral, these power-obsessed idolaters chose the caliph. Ali is a unique person, he would have performed his office, the caliphate, with honor. He is the first Muslim, he worked for Islam all his life, he ensured the spread of Islam. His wisdom, bravery, helpfulness and willingness to make sacrifices cannot be surpassed by anyone. Also, through him, the tribe of the prophet continues.

Mohammed said this about Ali:

  • "I am the fortress of science, Ali is its entrance."
  • "If you don't love Ali, you don't love me."
  • "He who disregards Ali disregards me."

There are many other examples of the relationship between Ali and Mohammed. Every Muslim recognizes the relationship between the two. In today's Sunni world, the love between Ali and Mohammed is recognized. However, facts about Ali and the Ehlibeyit are covered up, because the majority are characterized by greed and intrigue. If they exposed the oppression of the prophetic family, they would prove the tyrannies of their ancestors. This is politically impossible in the Sunni-Islamic world.

The information we have given you so far is general information. We Alevis have our own distinctive opinions about Ali's person. We will of course also bring up our own opinions on Ali.

Ali did not oppose the election of the caliph: although he could have run against those who voted for the caliph, he did not. A dispute would have caused a lot of damage to the then uniform Islam. He accepted Ebubekir's caliphate. He taught his followers the impermanence of power and wealth. But these idolaters, who were now rulers of Islam, were no longer content with wealth and power. They shaped Islam according to their gains. Mohammed had not only destroyed the idols, but also all of their traditions. The commanders brought these ancient traditions back from idolatry and suggested that these traditions belonged to Islam. Mohammed had destroyed all the unjust traditions of idolaters, in which Ali played a very significant role. Ali interpreted all of these traditions. Ali, like all of his other duties, did an excellent job. The commanders confronted Ali with difficulties in order to win. Ali easily overcame these difficulties.

Ali was patient, more patient than any other person. Ali continued his struggle with a much greater determination, his determination and single-mindedness driving the tyrants insane.

After Ebubekir's death, Ömer was elected caliph. Ali could have faced this unjust election, but he didn't. He was invincible. Nobody has ever defeated him. He was not afraid of the caliphs. He did not want to cause a division in Islam, so he was silent. Mohammed wanted Ali to be caliph. Of course, Ali would have wanted to exercise this high-quality office with honor, not only to fulfill Muhammad's wish, but to pass on Islam as it is.

After Ömer died, Osman became a caliph. Ali was patient, his patience was his greatest weapon. Disagreements arose among the commanders. These disagreements quickly grew into disputes, so they murdered Osman. Osman was murdered by the power-obsessed tyrants, those who elected him caliph. After Osman's death, Ali was finally elected caliph, albeit much too late. The commanders, the inferior idolaters, had to accept Ali's caliphate.

Several history books could be written about Ali's caliphate, because during Ali's caliphate very formative events took place in Islam.

Ali was finally elected caliph, but the tyrants by no means granted Ali his deserved caliphate. Ali was busy making up for the caliphs' mistakes. Ali tried to bring the changed Islam back into its original unchanged form. Meanwhile, the tyrants planned Ali's death. On January 24, 661, Ibn Mülcem killed Ali with a poisonous knife.

A bloody chapter in Islamic history began with Ali's death. Since then, Ali's followers have been confronted with inhuman tyrannies. The tyrannies are unique, like a splendid culture, passed on to the successors of the tyrants. These successors exercise their office very professionally. The tyrannies are still going on today. Yes they take place. Today, in the present when people are exploring space, when science has reached its peak, people only kill people because of their beliefs. People who are Ali's followers and are therefore part of Islam are killed and persecuted. The killing people are those who call themselves (Sunni Orthodox) Muslims and have been killing the followers of Ali, i.e. the followers of Muhammad, for 1400 years.