- 600?-661; 4th caliph of Islam (656-661), considered the 1st caliph by the Shiites (see Shiite): son-in-law of Muhammad
- see Mehemet Ali
- (born Cassius Marcellus Clay) 1942- ; U.S. boxer
Full name Ali ibn Abi Talib. 600?-661
Muslim caliph (656-661) whose reign was marked by the division of Islam into Sunni and Shiite sects. This schism intensified after his assassination by members of a third Muslim sect.
From Arabic علي.
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