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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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The fight for power between the Caliph Ali (known as a judge) and the founder of the Umayyad dynasty, Muawiyah, is the direct reason for the emergence of the Shiite sect and the founding of the Sunni sect.
In this original work, an attempt is made to deconstruct a saying attributed to Nu'aym Ibn Hammad who, in turn, reported what the Caliph Ali apparently said, and that is now being used by Al Baghdadi.
The Caliph Ali himself held dialogue with them but they continued with their heterodoxy till the Abbasid period (750-1258).
The death of Caliph Osman, and then later the conflict between Caliph Ali and Muawyia were crucial events that planted the seeds of division among Muslims.
Turathuna will highlight the continuity of tradition of calligraphy which goes back to the time of Caliph Umar Ibn Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) and Caliph Ali (May Allah be pleased with him).
Imam Hussain Bin Ali, son of Islam's fourth Caliph Ali Bin Talib, was killed in a battle close to the banks of the Euphrates river near Karbala.