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 (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.


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


(ˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4; ɑˈli for 5 )

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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The term refers to Shi'te fighters trained and deployed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, and the Sayyida Zaynab Mosque in Damascus, which is said to contain the remains of the daughter of Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.
The shrine houses the grave of the daughter of Ali ibn Abi Taleb, the cousin of Prophet Mohammed whom Shi'ites consider the rightful successor to the prophet.
Un homme avait, lors de la priere du vendredi dans la mosquee Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, dans la province du Qatif, actionne sa charge explosive faisant 21 morts et 90 blesses.
A lone attacker entered the Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque during midday prayers in Kudeih in Qatif in the eastern province, detonated his devilish device and killed at least 21 worshippers and injured others.
An individual detonated a bomb he was wearing under his clothes during Friday prayers at Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque in Kudeih in Qatif province," the ministry spokesman said in a statement.
Nahjul balagha as the therapeutic version of imam ali ibn abi taleb peace be upon him is reflecting divine and prophetic morality to humanity; imam, peace be upon him knows himself as undertaking the society education and ethics that are believer, namely faith is shining in this society.
Comprehensive rehabilitation/ replacement of Ali Ibn Abi Taleb School & KG in Luxor.
Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (May Allah's blessings be upon him), the fourth caliph, once said about the rights of non-Muslims to their property: "They have accepted the position of Dhimmis (those who embrace Christianity) on the explicit understanding that their properties and their lives will remain sacred like those of ours (i.