Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb - The Forth Caliph
Biography of the fourth Caliph in Islam,and cousin of the last Prophet, Ali Ibn Abi Taleb.
The life of the first child to accept Islam, who became the fourth Khalif of the Muslims, and of whom the Prophet said, 'I am the city of knowledge, and 'Ali is its gate.' Renowned for his wisdom and ability to judge with equity, 'Ali was also a great warrior on the battlefield and never lost in single combat. He was honoured by his marriage to Fatima, the youngest daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be on him and on his family and companions, and it is from their children that all the direct descendants of the Prophet are descended 'As the writer of this book said Mulsims have so far longed for a sufficient and good boigraphy that covers the life of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib(r), may Allah honours him; his efforts; virtues; caliphate speeches; sayings and wisdoms. And, as an interpreter of this book, I cannot but say that Mohammed Redha, gave a very good account of the life and activities of Imam Ali...' 'Alee ibn Abi Talib