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Sword of Hadrat Ali

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Dear Brother Burhan Zulfikar is said to be a sword of allah which was sent for Imam Ali(a.s.) what happened to it after Imam Ali Does it still exist 


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Sword of Hadrat Ali

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Your comment: Zulfikar is said to be a sword of allah which was sent for Imam Ali(a.s.)

It is indeed recorded in history that Hadrat Aliís sword was called ĎAl-Zulfiqaarí; but it is absolutely incorrect that the sword was sent by Allah Subhanah for Hadrat Ali!!! Allah Subhanah sends His Guidance and His Prophets as a Mercy to mankind, not swords! Allah Subhanah never ever sent a sword from the heavens for any of His Prophets; thus to believe that He sent a sword for Hadrat Imam Ali (r.a.) is a wrong and incorrect belief, and has absolutely nothing to do with reality.


Your question: what happened to it after Imam Ali

It is most likely that after Hadrat Imam Ali (r.a.), his children might have inherited his sword. Allah Subhanah Alone knows what happened to it.


Your comment: Does it still exist 

There is no record that this particular sword of Hadrat Ali (r.a.) still exists. Hadrat Ali (r.a.) had many swords, and I have personally seen one of Hadrat Aliís (r.a.) swords displayed at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. But that sword is not the ĎAl-Zulfiqaarí, as records state that the ĎZulfiqaarí was a double-edged sword, and the one displayed at Topkapi Museum in Istanbul is a normal single-edged sword.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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