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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.
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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
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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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At the beginning of the Islamic history and after the murder of the third Caliph of the Islamic Empire Omar Bin Khattab in 657 A.C, the first political dispute in Islam had occurred between Ali Bin Abi Taleb -- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s son-in-law- and Muawiyah I -- the first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate.
Ahmad Al Mulla, Head of the HMC Tobacco Control Center, said HMC also hosted an awareness exhibition at Ali Bin Abi Taleb Preparatory School for Boys on 1 March as part of HMC's outreach program to educate the community about the dangers of tobacco use.
Dr Ahmad al-Mulla, head of the HMC Tobacco Control Center, said HMC also hosted an awareness exhibition at Ali Bin Abi Taleb Preparatory School for Boys as part of HMC's outreach programme to educate the community about the dangers of tobacco use.
There are many historic mosques to the south west that have been renovated and rebuilt many times, including Abu Baker Al-Siddiq, Omar and Ali bin Abi Taleb mosques.
"We are the Shiites of Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb and we won't give up on the Palestinian cause and people," he added, deeming Israel "a cancerous gland that will eventually vanish so that Jerusalem returns to its people." Moreover, Nasrallah called on Arab and Islamic states to act responsibly and liberate Palestine, pledging that Iran would busy itself with the major challenges it faces these days.
Mahdi Ali Al-Jedai with his son, performing guard duty, at the empty Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb School, on Thursday, Dec.
The source added that other army units clashed with terrorists near Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Harasta , killing many of them, including Mohammad al-Masri and Khalil al-Sheikh.
Ali bin Abi Taleb, Hasan al-Banna, and al-Sham'a mosques
Israeli warplanes also targeted and destroyed Omar Bin Adul Aziz Mosque in Beit Hanoun and Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque south of the enclave.