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Ali bin Abi Talib, the son of the Prophet's {Peace Be Upon Him} uncle, was the first Imam for the Shi'a, and the fourth of the Rightly Guided Khulafa' for the Sunni.

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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib “Imam”?

My question is whether calling Ali "Imam Ali" is a shibboleth that reveals that someone is a Shiite or not. I know the basic historical-political and doctrinal differences, including the imamate and ...
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Why did Ali postponed swearing loyalty to Abu Bakr?

Shia and Sunni disagreed on some important things. Shia thinks that Muhamad select Ali as a caliph. Sunni thinks no. In fact, an answer in this stackexchange, says that Muhammad actually primed Abu ...
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Can anyone find the reference for Hazrat Ali r.a saying?

Saying is like whoever advice a person publicly has pushed him towards evil even more and whoever advice a person alone, pushed him towards good.
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Was there an Islamically sanctioned reason for Aisha, the prophet's wife, to revolt against the election of Ali ibn Abu Talib for caliph by the Ummah? [duplicate]

Was her motive purely political, or was their an Islamically sanctioned reason? The moderators said this question was a duplicate and referred to a link that had 4 detailed answers. Most of the ...
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Was Ali ibn Abu Talib elected as caliph by the Umma

After Othman ibn Affan, the 3rd caliph, was assassinated, did the ummah elect Ali ibn Abu Talib, the prophet's cousin and son in law, to be the next caliph in an election?
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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

In this hadith of the pond of Khumm, it shows that Ali is shown to be said that he is the master of whom the Prophet was the master of: O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that ...
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What are these “pie” things in the Wikipedia picture of Ali slaying Jinn?

In this picture the Jinn appear to be throwing pie at Ali. What are these things and why are they throwing them? This image is used on the Wikipedia page Jinn. The description given is: Imam Ali ...
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What is the meaning of “Keep light and overtake” in Ali ibn Abi Talib's sermon?

The following sermon from Ali ibn Abi Talib can be found in Nahj-ul-Balagha as well as in Tarikh al-Tabari. فإِنَّ الغَايَةَ أَمَامَكُمْ، وَإِنَّ وَرَاءَكُمُ السَّاعَةَ تَحْدُوكُمْ تَخَفَّفُوا ...
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Is this description of God by Ali regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims?

I stumbled upon this description of Allah by 'Ali bin Abi Talib and wanted to know if it is regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims: Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib, the great jurist, said the following in ...
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Is the strage narration “…you should praise Allah and your anus” authentic?

Is this strange narration authentic?! One day ‘Ali attacked Amr ibn Aas, he threw a spear and Amr fell to the ground, Amr fell to the ground and he then exposed his buttocks. ‘Ali then turned away ...
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Contradictory hadiths on the most beloved individuals to the Holy Prophet in Jami at-Tirmidhi

Ever since I started exploring Sunnah.com (a website that hosts primary Sunni hadith sources), I have come across many questionable sets of hadiths which seem to reflect the influence of post-...
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What is the meaning of gigantic angels in Nahjul-Balagha?

Nahjul-Balagha sermon 1 mentions angels "whose steps are fixed on earth but their necks are protruding into the skies". What is the meaning of that clause? Is Imam Ali talking about literally gigantic ...
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Who are the parents of Umm al Baneen?

Who are the parents of Umm al Baneen (Fatima al Kalabiya), the wife of Ali Ibn Abi Talib and mother of Abbas and three other sons? I couldn't find any information about her parents, except that her ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

As it is clear, there are many narrations from Shia Imams. (As well as the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). I couldn’t exactly figure out which Imam has the most hadiths? Or in other word, most ...
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Namaz E Janaaza of Hazrat Khadeeja (RA)

Who offered the Namaz E Janaazah of Hadhrat Khadeejah (RA)?? Some people said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and some people said that Hadhrat Ali Bin Abi Talib (RA). I want to know the correct answer ...
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Why does Shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

Did this practice exist during Prophet's time? Or does this count as an example of unlawful innovation in Islam?
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What is the exact meaning of Karrar? (As a Laqab (title) of Imam Ali a.s.)

I have heard that Karrar is one of Imam Ali's names. Actually Imam Ali (a.s.) has many titles. Karrar is one of them. Well, I was wondering: What is the exact meaning of it?
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Is pledge of Allegiance to a caliph\Imam mandatory?

Assuming a caliph has been appointed for Muslims (like this one), is it obligatory for a Muslim to pledge allegiance to a caliph if he is uncertain? from what I read in hadiths: Ali did not pledge ...
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Does the saying “If you cannot prevent an oppression, at least announce it to everyone?” belong to Hazrat Ali (R.A.)?

I am seeing this saying quoted quite often nowadays, that is attributed to Hazrat Ali (R.A.) If you cannot prevent an oppression, at least announce it to everyone? Does this saying really belong ...
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

It is said that Ali (a.s) asked his friends and family to bury him secretly. His burial was revealed only later during the Abbasid caliphate by Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a.s), his descendant and the ...
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Confusion about the conferment of A.S instead of R.A on the Sahaba Ali?

Assalamu Alaikum, Please, is A.S. instead of R.A. conferred on Ali? My understanding is A.S. is for Prophets and R.A. is for the Companions and the Tabi'in.
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What is the undotted sermon of Imam Ali (a.s.)?

There is an undotted sermon which is attributed to Imam Ali (a.s.). It is said that this is without any dot. Is it right? If so, can you present its text?
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Can you explain about this saying of Imam Ali?

Can anyone explain more about this saying of Imam Ali (from Nahjul-balagha): مَعَ کُلِّ شَیْء لا بِمُقارَنَة، وَ غَیْرُ کُلَّ شَیْء لا بِمُزایَلَة He is with everything but not in nearness. He ...
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What did the prophet say about whom the first caliph should be?

As I know, there is an ongoing discussion on who the first caliph should have been, but what did the holy prophet Muhammed s.a.s. said about this matter? What was his commandment? Is there a safe ...
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Why Sunnies put “Karram Allahu Wajhah” after name of Ali ibn Abi Talib?

Sunni brothers normally use "Rathi Allahu Anh" after the name of Sahaba of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). But in many cases use "Karram Allahu Wajhah" for Ali ibn Abi Talib. For instance, on some tiles of ...
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Who asked whom when The Prophet's daughter married Imam Ali (a.s).?

Is there any hadith to show which side first asked for marriage in the marriage of the daughter of The Prophet (SAWW) to Imam Ali (a.s.)?
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Is it accepted by Sunni scholars that Imam Ali a.s performed Keramat?

The story of death of Salman Al-Farsi r.a. the Persian Sahabi of prophet is mentioned in different Shia books like this reference. It includes that Imam Ali passed a long distance in very short period ...
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Abu-Bakrs, Omars, and 'Aishas in the offspring of Imam Ali

I heard that in the offspring of Imam Ali bin Abu-Talib (may Allah be pleased with him and honor his face), there were ones who were called: Abu-Bakr Omar 'Aisha Is this true? could you mention them ...
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Did Imam Ali (R.A.) reach the skies before the Prophet did, according to the Shi'a?

I have heard from a Shi'a friend that when the Prophet ascended to the skies to meet Allah at the night of Esraa and Miraj, Imam Ali (R.A.) was already there and was presented to the Prophet by God. ...
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Why did Ayesha battle with Ali (a.s) in the Battle of the Camel (Jamal)?

Many Sunni references point to the fact that Ayesha, along with some of the companions of the Prophet (saws) such as Talha and Zubair engaged into a battle with Ali (a.s). References : History (...
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Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked?

I heard that Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was born inside the Ka'bah, that is the walls cracked and he was delivered inside the kaabah. My question is what is the validity of this story ...