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Amir al-Mu'minin

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This article is about a religious title. For Imam 'Ali (a), see Imam 'Ali (a).
'Ali b. Abi Talib
1st Shi'a Imam
Amir al-Mu'minin
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Born (599-10-11)11 October 599 CE
(Rajab 13, 23 BH)
Birthplace Mecca, Arabia
Beginning of Imamate From Safar 28, 11/May 28, 632
Duration of Imamate 29 years
Reign 656 – 661
Martyrdom 31 January 661(661-01-31) (aged 61)
(Ramadan 21, 40 AH)
Deathplace Kufa, Iraq
Place of Burial Najaf, Iraq, 31°59′45″N 44°18′52.7″E / 31.99583°N 44.314639°E / 31.99583; 44.314639
Successor Al-Hasan (a)
(As the Second Imamof the Shia and Caliph, and As the Fifth of Rashidun Caliphate)
Father Abu Talib b. 'Abd al-Muttalib
Mother Fatima bt. Asad
Brother(s) Ja'far, 'Aqil, Talib
Spouse(s) Fatima, Umama, Umm al-Banin, Layla, Asma', Sahba',