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Imam 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a)

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'Ali b. Abi Talib
1st Imam of the Shi'a
Amir al-Mu'minin
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Teknonym Abu l-Hasan, Abu Turab, Abu l-Sibtayn, Abu l-Rayhanatayn, Abu l-A'imma.
Born Rajab 13, 23 BH/September 28, 600
Birthplace Ka'ba, Mecca
Imamate From Safar 28, 11/May 25, 632(for 29 years)
Reign 656 – 661
Martyrdom Ramadan 21, 40/January 28, 661 in Mosque of Kufa
Cause of Martyrdom While performing morning prayer, he was struck with a sword by Abd al-Rahman b. Muljam al-Muradi and martyred from its injury two days later.
Burial Place Najaf 31°59′45″N 44°18′52.7″E / 31.99583°N 44.314639°E / 31.99583; 44.314639