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Imam 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a)

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ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: علي بن أبي طالب) known as Imam ʿAlī (a) (b. 23 BH/600 - d. 40/661) is the first Imam of all the branches of the Shi'a, a companion, a narrator, and a scribe of the Qur'an. He is the fourth caliph of the Rightly Guided Caliphs in Sunni Islam. 'Ali (a) is the cousin, and son-in-law of the Prophet (s), the husband of Lady Fatima (a), the father of Imam al-Hasan (a) and Imam al-Husayn (a). The rest of the Imams of the Shi'a are his descendants. According to Shi'i historians and many Sunni scholars, he was born inside the Ka'ba. He was also the first Muslim.

'Ali b. Abi Talib
1st Imam of the Shi'a
Amir al-Mu'minin
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Teknonym Abu l-Hasan, Abu Turab, Abu l-Sibtayn, Abu l-Rayhanatayn, Abu l-A'imma.
Born Rajab 13, 23 BH/