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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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On May 22, a 20-year-old terrorist blew himself up at the Imam Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque in Al-Qadeeh, Qatif, during Friday prayers, killing 21 people and wounding more than 100.
2- The two incidents which targeted worshipers at the mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib in the town of Qudayh, and the Mosque of Al-Hussein Bin Ali in the district of Anoud in Dammam: the investigation showed roles for other people linked to these crimes and the activities of the detainees therein.
He added that the the second group included 190 elements who were detained in relation to three terror incidents; two bombing attacks targeted worshipers at the mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib in the town of Al-Qudaih, the Mosque of Al-Hussein Bin Ali in the district of Anoud in Dammam and shooting assault which targeted a security patrol in the capital Riyadh.
4- The incident of targeting worshipers at the mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib in the town of Qudayh on 08/04/1436 AH.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz said today that Saudi Arabia would find and punish those responsible for the terrorist attack on Friday on the Imam Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque in Saudi Arabia's eastern Qatif governorate.
Al-Aqsa Association recorded five cases of burning mosques or parts of them, including the burning of Ali bin Abi Talib mosque in the village of Deir Estia, in Salfit, spraying of racist slogans on a shrine in Anata town near Jerusalem, Abu Bakr mosqe in Umm al-Fahm, and Abu Bakr mosque in the town of Aqraba, south of Nablus, and the Great Western mosque al-Mughayir village in Ramallah.
Interestingly, there is a single page addendum to the letter that refers to the sayings of the Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib, considered by Sunnis as the fourth and final of the rightly guided (Rashidun) caliphs, while Shiites regard him as the first Imam after Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
2 (SUNA) - The Sudan Envoy to the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank Ambassador Ali bin Abi Talib Abdal-Rahman has urged adoption of the outcome of the Diagnostic Study for Integration of Trade into Development to facilitate accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).