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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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According to the Fox News report, the base has been dubbed the 'Imam Ali' compound; this is named after Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, the revered first cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
They discredit Khomeini and Hassan Nasrallah, say that the revelation of Quran was supposed to go to Ali Ibn Abi Taleb and went wrongly to the Prophet.
The term originated in the 8th century in Arabia, when it was used to refer to Muslims who rejected Ali Ibn Abi Taleb to be the caliph.
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 cousin of prophet Mohammed, he's considered the rightful successor to the Prophet by Shi'a Muslims.
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.
It condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist blast which targeted the "Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb" mosque in Kudeih in the Qatif province in Saudi Arabia on Friday, leaving several worshippers dead and injured.
Kuwait, May 25 (BNA): Kuwait today condemned the terror blast which targeted the "Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb" mosque in Kudeih in the Qatif province in Saudi Arabia last Friday, leaving several worshippers dead and injured.
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.