ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib(5,611 words)

Gleave, Robert M.

ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib b. Hāshim b. ʿAbd Manāf (c. 600–40/661) fulfils a number of political, legislative, spiritual, and even cosmic roles within the various exp…

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Gleave, Robert M.. "ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib." Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Edited by: Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 16 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/ali-b-abi-talib-COM_26324>



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