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From History to Theology Ali in Islamic Beliefs

From the day the Prophet Muhammad began his mission in 610 C.E., inviting his family members to respond to the call of Islam, Ali, the son of Abu Talib, has figured prominently as a pious believer and an ardent supporter and warrior of Islam in the religious history of Islam. There is no doubt in […]

  • Ahmet Yaşar Ocak
  • 2005
  • Ankara
From History to Theology Ali in Islamic Beliefs
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    From the day the Prophet Muhammad began his mission in 610 C.E., inviting his family members to respond to the call of Islam, Ali, the son of Abu Talib, has figured prominently as a pious believer and an ardent supporter and warrior of Islam in the religious history of Islam. There is no doubt in the historicity of Ali as the champion of Islam. The pages of early history of Islam record countless events in which Ali was assigned by the Prophet to undertake one or another important mission connected with the development of the Umma. There is hardly any other figure in the entire history of Islam who compares with Ali in his loyalty to the Prophet and the teachings of Islam. At the-same time, Ali has been at the center of sectarian controversies and political factionalisms in the Muslim community

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    • Ahmet Yaşar Ocak
    • 2005
    • Ankara
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