Ali Ibn Abi Talib


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Ali Ibn Abi Talib

 

Died 661. The fourth caliph (after 656); first cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad.

Ali ibn Abi Talib was elected caliph after the death of the caliph Othman (644–656) in Medina. During his struggle for power with his rivals from the house of the Umayyads, Ali was killed by one of the Kharijites, who had been discontented with his attempts to compromise with the Umayyads after their defeat at Siffin (657). The Shiites declared Ali their first imam. Some sects of “extreme Shiites” have deified Ali and revere him above Muhammad.

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He was in charge of the letters of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), but Ali ibn Abi Talib had the responsibility of treaties and testaments of the Prophet (PBUH).
The cemetery holds the graves of many Islamic prophets, and is located near the Shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the top holiest figure for Shiite Muslims.
Eid al-Ghadir is a festival observed by Shiite Muslims on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar to commemorate the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH) by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as his immediate successor.
It is an event celebrated by Shiite Muslims only, who regard it as the confirmation of the succession of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Shiites' first imam, to the prophet.
The best example of Mehar is certainly that of Fatima daughter of Prophet Mohammed (MPBH)who had inquired from Ali Ibn Abi Talib as to what he has for the payment of Mehar of Fatima?
The flights are aimed at flying Iranian pilgrims to Najaf holy city to visit the shrine of the first Imam of Shia Muslims Ali Ibn Abi Talib.
310/923) Fada il Ali ibn Abi Talib (or Kitab Ghadir al-Khumm) is referred to as kitab dhakar fihi fada il Ali.
As a matter of principle, I agree with Ali ibn Abi Talib that one should pay attention to the message, not the messenger.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nahj-ul-Balagha, the most famous collections of sermons, letters and narrations, attributed to the first Shiite Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), was translated into the French language.