Editors' note: Hazrat Ali had an auspicious beginning, being the only person to be born in the Kaaba where his father was one of the custodians. His father brought up Mohammed who later brought up Ali when their fortunes reversed. When only thirteen Ali offered himself as Mohammed’s successor because no one else would accept the responsibility. In the dissension that followed the death of Mohammed, Ali was assassinated in the prime of his life, while praying at a public mosque at Kufa. Although Hazrat Ali, as a man No. 5, was more developed than Mohammed he remained unwaveringly faithful to him always.