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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.
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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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Al-Sharif pointed out that the issuance of the book "Wilayah Poets" has filled a gap in documenting the literary and historical legacy about the mandate of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib peace be upon him.
In terms of hierarchy and order the Khulfafa e Rashideen followed a sequence commencing from Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA), Hazrat Umar (RA), Hazrat Usman (RA) and Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) if one were to undertake a detailed study of their individual lives over the course of Arabian history one would be inundated with instances where their mannerisms have been a true reflection of a believer, just the way the Holy Prophet [PBUH] had guided.
The Riasat-e-Madina was historical, dating from the Prophet's entry into Madina, for the last 10 years of his life, and followed by the four Rightly Guided Caliphs, until the fourth, Ali ibn abi Talib, shifted his capital to Kufa.
Likewise Prophets, Messengers, sent down by Allah (SWT) to guide and warn people, never accepted anyone at all as Prophet or Messenger, whatever the circumstances were, be it that they did not stop claimers of this kind, or opponents, with application of force or repression In the same manner Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) did not recognize anyone as "Ulil Amr".
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." Jabir (may God be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah was more handsome, beautiful, and radiant than the full moon" (Tirmidhi) Allah made all His Prophets have a certain beauty so that people would have a natural inclination toward them.
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.