Al Murtadha - The Life of Caliph 'Ali

Al Murtadha - The Life of Caliph 'Ali

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This is an English translation of the book Al Murtadha which was authored by Syed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi in Arabic. It is a biography of Sayyidna 'Ali bin Abi Talib who was one of the most illustrious companions of Prophet Muhammad. Sayyidna 'Ali had the privilege of being brought up and mentored by the Prophet himself. He is greatly revered by both the Sunni and Shi'a sects of Muslims. Sayyidna 'Ali became the caliph after the Muslims had been plunged into a state of crisis and deep internal strife by the assassination of the third caliph Sayyidna 'Uthman. Sayyidna 'Ali remained caliph for about four and half years which were filled with extremely tumultuous events, but he remained firm in his commitment to the Islamic principles and gave his life for the same. In this biography, Syed Nadwi has shown that Sayyidna 'Ali, despite being faced with extremely difficult and complicated situation, never deviated from the path of the Prophet and the three preceding caliphs. Syed Nadwi has also shown that Sayyidna 'Ali and his family members had great respect for the first three caliphs and had very cordial relationship with them. This biography in fact covers almost the first eighty years of the Islamic history with focus on Sayyidna 'Ali and his family more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 481g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508516987
  • 9781508516989

About Syed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi

Syed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi (1913-99) was one of the most influential scholars and thinkers of the Islamic world in the twentieth century. He was a gifted speaker and prolific writer. He authored more than fifty books and hundreds of papers on history, literature and theology in both Arabic and Urdu. His writings have been translated into several Indian and international languages including Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Malaysian, Persian, Spanish and Turkish. Syed Nadwi played a key role in founding and establishing several national and international organizations and institutions including the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, World Forum of Islamic Literature, Muslim World League, Islamic University (Saudi Arabia), All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Academy of Islamic Research & Publications. He served as the head of Nadwatul 'Ulama, a premier institution of higher Islamic learning in India, from 1961 to 1999. He was awarded several international awards for his literary work including the King Faisal Award and the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah International more