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Ali ibn Abi Talib  Term Image (‘Alī ibn ’Abī Ṭālib) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: (name) early leader of Muslim community and Sufi saint (male), died 7th century.
Long Description: The cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet and the fourth caliph of Islam. Married the Prophet’s favorite daughter Fātimah.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Islam and the Perennial Philosophy (Chapter “Seeds of a Divergence”)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms