ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib
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ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, first cousin of the Prophet Muḥammad; first of the Imams for all Shiʿi Muslims—the very term Shīʿa being derived from the designation Shīʿat ʿAlī, ‘the supporters of ʿAlī’; fourth and last of the ‘rightly-guided caliphs’ (al-khul…

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Manouchehri, Faramarz Haj, Melvin-Koushki, Matthew, Shah-Kazemi, Reza, Bahramian, Ali, Pakatchi, Ahmad, Waley, Muhammad Isa, Poor, Daryoush Mohammad, Tareh, Masoud, Brown, Keven, Jozi, Mohammad Reza et al., “ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0252>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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