Here are FIVE interesting facts about ‘Zulfiqar Sword’
Here are five amazing facts about the sword.
Zulfiqar is the sword of the fourth caliph of Islam Ali ibn Abi Talib. It was frequently depicted as a scissor-like double-bladed sword on Muslim flags.
1. Meaning of Zulfiqar
Zulfiqar is an Arabic word that signifies “cleaver of the spine.” It was the main sword of that time which had twofold edges.
2. Where did it come from?
There are distinctive discernments about the origin of Zulfiqar or Sword of Ali. Some believe that in the Battle of Badr, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) broke a branch of a tree, and with the supernatural occurrence, the branch was changed into Zulfiqar. Few say that it was sent by Allah through Angel Jibrael when the Holy Prophet ( PBUH) appealed to help Ali (RA) in the battle of Khandaq.
However, the common belief is that Zulfiqar was the sword of the Holy Prophet Muhammad( PBUH), and he gifted it to Ali (RA).
3. The Praises For Zulfiqar
It is also inscribed that when the fourth caliph was slaying the infidels in the battle of Badr, Khandaq, and Ahud, these lines were being chanted by angels in heaven.
“No Man Is Like Ali, And No Sword Is Like Zulfiqar”
4. Hussain (RA) Fought With Zulfiqar In Karbala
According to some historians, after the death of Caliph Ali, the Zulfiqar was inherited by his older son Hassan (RA). After Hassan’s death, the sword was then passed on to his younger brother Hussain (RA). It is also believed that Hussain (RA) fought with it in Karbala.
5. Where is the Zulfiqar sword now?
As per Islamic text, the “real” Zulfiqar, possibly one of the Prophet’s swords, is now in Turkey’s Topkapi museum.
According to some other text, the sword in the Turkish museum with a two-pronged tip was made by picture manipulation.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had nine swords. According to sources, 8 of them are kept in the Topkapi museum, and the other is in Cairo, Egypt.
However, many people believe that the whereabouts of Zulfiqar are not known.
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