ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib
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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”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 05 December 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26324>
First published online: 2008



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