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The true Nature of Zulfigar, Or Dhulfigar.

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Zulfiqar also spelled Dulfigar is said to have been wielded by a our Master and Wali Ali Ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام).

Historically depicted as a scissor-like double bladed sword on Muslim flags, adopted by Sunni and Shia armies.

It is commonly shown in Shia depictions of Ali and in the form of jewelry, art, and also functioning as a talisman to ward off the evil eye.

The Sword is revered by the Muslim military class regardless of sect, country and empire. It was highly revered by ottoman janissaries, and elite fighting groups throughout the Islamic world. 

It would have to been a common sight for Muslim Warriors to engrave a quote mentioning Dulfiqar and the man who struck fear in the hearts of his enemies.

This tradition has continued to modern times, where the militaries of Iran, Iraq and Pakistan have named their Weaponry after Dulfiqar.

In this thread we will discuss the origins, myths, legendary status of the sword and its wielder, the philosophy behind the sword, the sentimental value of the sword, the symbology of The Sword and the depiction of the sword and the origins of the sword.

Videos and pictures are much appreciated also all thoughts and ideas are welcome.

Special thanks to Wikipedia for helping me write this subject.

According to wikiwand this picture is a fatimid 10 century depiction of Dulfiqar.  Its interesting because it isnt depicted in anyway way we imagine the sword.

In the Islamic world we collectively imagine the shimshir , curved sword.

Now let the madness begin.

Sword_and_shield_reproduction_from_Bab_al_Nasr_gate_Cairo_Egypt.jpg

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58 minutes ago, realizm said:

:salam:

Dhul : The one 

Fiqar : sting

Dhu -- possessor of (masc. sing.)

(a)l-Fiqaar -- the vertebrae (masc. pl. -- sing. fiqrah)

 

8 hours ago, azizaliallah said:

Now let the madness begin

This style of writing is pretentious and rather annoying. You need to present things and learn to discuss with people more maturely. 

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35 minutes ago, Ibn Al-Ja'abi said:

Now let the madness begin

just a sword like many swords. Understand why something has been given value. It is not the sword but the victory the welder brings. From that comes superstition.

 

36 minutes ago, Ibn Al-Ja'abi said:

This style of writing is pretentious and rather annoying

I'd say both of you are rather annoying. He is not your slave and does not need to obey your prose.

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1 hour ago, Ibn Al-Ja'abi said:

Dhu -- possessor of (masc. sing.)

(a)l-Fiqaar -- the vertebrae (masc. pl. -- sing. fiqrah)

 

This style of writing is pretentious and rather annoying. You need to present things and learn to discuss with people more maturely. 

Thanks for correcting me, I misunderstood spine with sting.

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Is it a possibility that Fiqar means notch or split  and dul The 

The one that is split?

1 hour ago, Ibn Al-Ja'abi said:

 

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Now let the madness begin.

This style of writing is pretentious and rather annoying......

Thank you for your feedback and I'll be a little more considerate of your prejudices that you have against me.

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5 hours ago, Panzerwaffe said:

Cleaver of the spine ! That's really cool 

Was it really a split sword ? Or we don’t know ?

This images is of how some Muslim communities thought of the sword.

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