ʽAlī

biographical name
\ ä-ˈlē How to pronounce ʽAlī (audio) , ˈä-lē \
variants: Arabic ʽAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib \ -​ˌi-​bən-​ˌä-​bē-​ˈtä-​lib How to pronounce ʽAlī (audio) \

Definition of ʽAlī

circa 600–661 cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad 4th orthodox caliph (656–661)

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“ʽAlī.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%CA%BDAl%C4%AB. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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