Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) was extremely brave and his courage knew no limits. He participated in almost all the battles against the non-believers during the time of Rasulallah , peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. History is full of stories about his bravery.

In the first battle of Islam at Badr, he was holding the flag of Islamic army. When three famous warriors of Quraish challenged the Muslims according to Arab tradition, Hazrat Ali (R. A. ) along with Hazrat Hamzah and Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (, may Allah be pleased with him.) accepted the challenge. Hazrat Ali killed his opponent, Walid, with just one thrust of his sword and cut him into two pieces. Then he went on to help Hazrat Abu Ubaidah (, may Allah be pleased with him.) in defeating the next Quraishi warrior.

In the battle of Uhud, Hazrat Mus’ab bin Umair, the holder of the Islamic flag and a fearless warrior, was martyred. Then it was Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) who upheld the flag. Seeing this, one of the non-believers, Abu Sa’d challenged him. Hazrat Ali fought him and he fell down to the ground naked. Hazrat Ali (, may Allah be pleased with him.) felt pity on him and left him in that condition.

In the battle of the Trench, a famous warrior by the name of Abdwood challenged the Muslims after jumping on his horse across the trench. Nobody dared to accept his challenge except Hazrat Ali. Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, warned Hazrat Ali about Abdwood but Hazrat Ali insisted on going and fighting him. Then Rasulallah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, gave him his famous sword, the Zulfiqar, and put a turban on his head. A few minutes later, people saw Abdwood’s head cut off from his body by Hazrat Ali.

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