Swords in History | In various historical history mentioned various weapons that became the mainstay of the characters and heroes to fight. Those things have indirectly contributed to the historical movement.
Among all the weapons ever involved in heroic stories in the historical record, perhaps the sword is most commonly used. Of the six deadliest swords in history that Toptenz summarized, one belonged to a prominent Islamic leader, Ali ibn Abi Talib.
Ali was one of the most loyal followers of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and often accompanied him in the battle against the infidels. According to legend, the Prophet Muhammad gave zulfiqar sword to Ali during the Battle of Uhud.
The curved sword with a branched tip and calligraphy writing on its blade had helped Ali in his efforts to establish Islam, including in the Trench War. It is said that Ali used the sword in the Trench War and the Badr War.
The other five swords are Marengo Napoleon Sword, Excalibur St. Galgano Sword, Kusanagi no Tsurugi, William Wallace Sword and Goujian Sword.
In its history, the Sword of Zulfikar was later passed down by the Prophet to Ali ibn Abi Talib during the Battle of Uhud. Thanks to the sword, the condition of the Muslims who are desperate can finally be overcome.
Since then the Sword of Zulfikar has always been synonymous with Sayyidina Ali. This sword always accompanied Ali in every battle. Even Ali and the Sword of Zulfikar are believed to be often the key to the victory of the Muslims over the enemies of Islam.
Therefore, in the design of the Zulfikar Sword that is widely used today there are carvings that read as follows:
lā fata ʾillā ʿAlī; lā sayf ʾillā Ḏzū l-Fiqār.
“There is no young man but Ali, and no sword but Zulfikar.”
Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son of the Prophet Muhammad’s uncle, Abu Muttalib. Sayyidina Ali was also the son-in-law of the Prophet (peace be upon him) because he was married to Fatimah Az-Zahra. Sayyidina Ali was later promoted as khulafaur rasyidin after Uthman bin Affan.