When Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, started to spread Islam, Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) was about ten years old. When Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, told Hazrat Ali about Islam, he accepted it immediately and thus he became the first youth to enter the folds of Islam.

When Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, started to preach openly, he invited all of his family members to a feast and announced his mission before them. None listened to him, but the young Hazrat Ali stood up and said, “Though my eyes are sore, my legs are thin and I am the youngest of all those present here yet I will stand by you, Oh Messenger of Allah.”
Hearing this all the leaders of Quraish laughed, but Hazrat Ali proved his words to be true after supporting Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, in his mission from the beginning till the end.


The night when Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was migrating to Madinah, his house was surrounded by tribesmen who had plotted to assassinate him. They were ready to kill any person who left the house. In such a situation, Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, asked Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) to sleep in his bed, and he followed the command gladly and immediately jumped in the bed.

Although the Makkans did not accept his mission, they still considered Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, the most trustworthy man of Makkah and continued keeping their trusts (cash and gold etc.) with him.
It was Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) to whom Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, gave the duty to return the trusts to the owners when he was leaving Makah for Madinah. Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) migrated to Madinah after fulfilling his duty of returning people’s goods.

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