Ali b. Abi Rafi'

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Ali b. Abi Rafi'
Full NameAli b. Abi Rafi'
Companion ofImam Ali (a)
Wellknown RelativesAbu Rafi' (father)
WorksA book about fiqh
ActivitiesParticipating in the battles of Jamal, Siffin and Nahrawan • writing the first book concerning fiqh in Islam

ʿAlī b. Abī Rāfiʿ (Arabic: علي بن أبي رافع) was one of the Tabi'un and one of th special companions of Imam Ali (a). He is the son of Abu Rafi', a well-known companion of the prophet (s). He was Imam 'Ali's (a) scriber who participated in all his battles.

Ali b. Abi Rafi' studied fiqh under Imam Ali (a), and was one of the first Shi'a jurists. He was the first who wrote a fiqh book in Islam. This book was on wudu (ablution), salat (prayer), and some other jurisprudential chapters.[1] Al-Najashi refers to his book but does not mention any name for the book.[2]

See Also


  1. Amin, Sayyid Muhsin, A'yan al-Sh'ia, vol. 8, p. 151
  2. al-Najashi, Rijal, p. 5


  • Amin, al-Sayyid Muhsin al-. A'yan al-Sh'ia. Edited by Sayyid Hasan Amin. Beirut: Dar al-Ta'aruf li-al-Matbu'at.
  • Najashi, Ahmad b. Ali al-, Rijal, Qom: Maktabat al-Dawari, 1397AH.