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A·li

 (ä-lē′) Full name Ali ibn Abi Talib. 600?-661.
Muslim caliph (656-661) whose reign was marked by the division of Islam into Sunni and Shiite sects. This schism intensified after his assassination by members of a third Muslim sect.

Ali

(ˈɑːliː)
n
1. (Biography) ?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
2. (Biography) See Mehemet Ali
3. (Biography) See Muhammad Ali

A•li

(ˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4; ɑˈli for 5 )

n.
1. (‘Alī ibn-abu-Talib), a.d. c600-61, fourth caliph of Islam 656-661 (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad): considered the first caliph by Shi‘ites.
2. Muhammad (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.), born 1942, U.S. boxer.
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Noun1.Ali - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)Ali - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
2.Ali - the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
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Thousands of Egyptians gathered on Tuesday from Egypt's different governorates at Al-Hussein square in Al-Azhar area to celebrate Mouled (the birth of) Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
For three days - the 19th, 20th, and 21st days of Ramadan - Shia commemorate the martyrdom of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad who was both the revered fourth caliph of Sunni Islam and the first "legitimate" imam (leader) of Shia Islam," the Vox report said.
On the other hand, Shias believe the Prophet Muhammad chose Ali Ibn Abi Talib as the Caliph after his death.
Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said about the Prophet, peace be upon him, that it was "as if the sun is shining from his face.
Najaf Hosts Four million pilgrims during Imam Ali's Vigil The Pilgrims Came Together in the Holy City of Najaf to Mourn the Martyrdom of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Those who became the Shiites believed that the position should remain in the prophet's immediate family and supported the selection of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the prophet's cousin and son-in-law.
Those who became the Shia believed that the position should remain in the prophet's immediate family and supported the selection of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the prophet's cousin and son-in-law.
A mob of thugs also blocked the road leading to the main gate of Al Imam Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib Primary and Intermediate Boys' School by fixing barbed wire barriers, pouring engine oil and throwing trees waste and bricks," added the statement.
Celebrations are held in honour of Ali ibn Abi Talib, who was both the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first young male to accept Islam.
There were, however, some in the Islamic community who felt that this succession was not legitimate and that the title of Caliph really belonged to Ali ibn Abi Talib, whose claim was supported by the fact that he was Mohammad's cousin, his adopted, his first convert and the husband of his daughter Fatima.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the core business and public management concepts/policy guidelines applied in the contemporary world were also espoused in the Holy Quran and later explained by Ali ibn Abi Talib who was Prophet Muhammad's (SAWW) cousin and son-in-law and who was pronounced as the Gateway to the city of knowledge' by Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) in his well-known saying, I am the city of knowledge and Ali is the Gateway'.
Masjid Ali ibn Abi Talib, Masjid Ali ibn Abi Talib, Shaikh Salem bin