Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India, hosted a ceremony earlier this week to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Imam Ali (AS).
It began with recitation of verses from the Quran, followed by speeches on the virtues and character of the infallible Imam (AS).
The university’s deputy chancellor, Tariq Mansour, in his speech highlighted the scientific status of the Imam, saying great thinkers and scholars like Avicenna, Omar Khayyam, Jabir ibn Hayyan and others used Imam Ali’s (AS) teachings in their scientific pursuits.
Another speaker, scholar Mahrokh Mirza, said Imam Ali (AS) is so great a character that everyone who really gets to know his greatness will follow his teachings.
The ceremony also included an article writing competition and recitation of poems about the Imam’s virtues.