The Biography Of Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallabi

The Biography Of Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

Known for his unsurpassed courage, bravery, and intrepidity. 

The fourth caliph of Islam, cousin, son-in-law and companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

The author discusses the life of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) comprehensively from his birth to his martyrdom. By dividing the book into seven sections, which are as follows: 

  1. Ali ibn Abi Taalib in Makkah
  2. Ali ibn Abi Taalib in the period of the Rightly Guided Caliphs
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to Ali, his most significant features and his life in society
  4. The Nation’s financial and judicial institutions during the era of Ali ibn Abi Taalib, and some of His important legal options 
  5. The institution of governorship during the era of Ali ibn Abi Taalib, the leader of the believers
  6. The Battles of the Camel and Siffeen, and the issue of Arbitration
  7. The stance of Ali on the Khawarij 

The author starts off the Biography of Ali (ra) with his life in Makkah. Then covers his acceptance of Islam, impact of the Qur’an on his life, his attachment to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and his significant actions. Next, the author delves deep into the reign of Ali with great depth. After that, he discusses the internal problems that ‘Ali faced during his reign and the events that led to the Battle of the Camel and Siffeen and their repercussion on ummah. 

And finally, refutes the false allegations against Ali, Muwaiya and Aysha and then ends his comprehensive work on weak and fabricated hadiths about Ali ibn Abu Talib (ra). 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested to read an accurate and in-depth account on the life of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra).

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