Definitions for ALIˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4 ; ɑˈli for 5

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•liˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4 ; ɑˈli for 5(n.)

  1. (‘Alī ibn-abu-Talib), a.d. c600-61, fourth caliph of Islam 656-661 (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad): considered the first caliph by Shi‘ites.

    Category: Ancient History, Biography

  2. Muhammad (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.), born 1942, U.S. boxer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ali, Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay(noun)

    United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)

  2. Ali(noun)

    the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects

Wiktionary

  1. Ali(ProperNoun)

    , derived from the Arabic root `-l-y which means "paramount".

  2. Ali(ProperNoun)

    The Muslim caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib, the rejection and assassination of whom, led to the schism between Sunni and Shiite branches. Arabic:(u0639u0644u064A u0628u0646 u0627u0628u064A u0637u0627u0644u0628)

  3. Ali(ProperNoun)

    A Muslim surname

  4. Ali(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alyson, Allyson or Allison, also spelled Allie.

Freebase

  1. Ali

    Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib was the cousin and son-in-law of Islamic prophet Muhammad, ruling over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. A son of Abu Talib, Ali was also the first male convert to Islam. Sunnis consider Ali the fourth and final of the Rashidun, while Shias regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad, all of which are members of the Ahl al-Bayt, the household of Muhammad. This disagreement split the Ummah into the Sunni and Shia branches. Muslim sources, especially Shia ones, state that Ali was the only person born in the Kaaba sanctuary in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. His father was Abu Talib and his mother was Fatima bint Asad, but he was raised in the household of Muhammad, who himself was raised by Abu Talib, Muhammad's uncle, and Ali's father. When Muhammad reported receiving a divine revelation, Ali was the first male to accept his message, dedicating his life to the cause of Islam.


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