My Ramadan Musings at City of Brass

Who is Ali (as), the universal hero of Islam? – City of Brass.

As we begin the first night of Ramadan, I think of the first promise we made to God. We bear witness that God is our Lord (7:172). From God’s desire to lead us, he left us nubuwwah and then Imamah. To be the mu’min, the one with faith, means following the guidance of the Qur’an, the Prophet, and the Imams. To me, that ethical message, particularly of service, rings the loudest. This Ramadan is a chance for me to dedicate myself to that vision as articulated by Imam Ali, and carried forward by his descendants.