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The Life of Caliph Ali

This is an English translation of the book Al Murtadha which was authored by Syed Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi in Arabic. It is a biography of Sayyidna ‘Ali bin Abi Talib who was one of the most illustrious companions of Prophet Muhammad. Sayyidna ‘Ali bin Abi Talib had the privilege of being brought up and […]

  • Abulhasan 'Ali Nadvi
  • Islamic Research and Publications
  • 1991
The Life of Caliph Ali
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The Life of Caliph Ali
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    This is an English translation of the book Al Murtadha which was authored by Syed Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi in Arabic. It is a biography of Sayyidna ‘Ali bin Abi Talib who was one of the most illustrious companions of Prophet Muhammad. Sayyidna ‘Ali bin Abi Talib had the privilege of being brought up and mentored by the Prophet himself. He is greatly revered by both the Sunni and Shi’a sects of Muslims. Sayyidna ‘Ali became the caliph after Muslims had been plunged into a state of crisis and deep internal strife by the assassination of the third caliph Sayyidna ‘Uthman. He remained caliph for about four and half years, but the entire period of his caliphate was marred by chaotic and tumultuous events. In this biography, Syed Nadwi has shown that Sayyidna ‘Ali, despite being faced with extremely difficult and complicated situation, never deviated from the path of the Prophet and the three preceding caliphs. Syed Nadwi has also shown that Sayyidna ‘Ali and his family members had great respect for the first three caliphs and had very cordial relationship with them. This biography in fact covers about the first seventy-five years of the Islamic history with focus on Sayyidna ‘Ali and his family members.

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    • Abulhasan 'Ali Nadvi
    • Islamic Research and Publications
    • 1991
    • First
    • India
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