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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-khulafāʾ al…

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, Ali A. Bulookbashi, Translated by Farzin Negahban, Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, Mahbanoo Alizadeh, Yadollah Gholami, Shah-Kazemi, Reza, Bahramian, Ali, Ahmad Pakatchi et al., “ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0252>
First published online: 2015

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