Singling out `Aly for saying: 'May Allah honor his face!'

Q 1: Why was `Aly ibn Abu Talib given the Laqab (title of honor): "may Allah honor his face"?

A: This Laqab is given to `Aly ibn Abu Talib "may Allah honor his face" and applying it to him in particular is one of the exaggerations of Shiites in regard to him. It is claimed that he was given this Laqab because he had never seen the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) of anyone, or because he had never made Sujud (prostration) to an idol. These things are not peculiar to him, as they are also shared by the other Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) who were born during the time of Islam.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.