Al-Hassan al-Muthanna Imam Of The Sh'ites: Birth: 625. Death: ABT 670
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [ddandrm.ged] http://geneweb.inria.fr/roglo?lang=en;i=51086 'Ali ibn Abi Talib calife (4th) ('Ali Hashim ) Born in 598 Died in 661 Age at death: 63 years old Parents Abu Talib Hashim +619 x x Marriages and children Married to Fatima az-Zahra Hashim, with Al-Hassan Hach�mite 622-670 Al-Hussein Hach�mite 624-680 Notes 'Ali ibn Abi Talib was a member of the House of Hashem, the first cousin of the Prophet, and the fourth Caliph. He was renowned as a warrior often leading his army into battle, and he was one of the first converts to Islam. �Ali married the Prophet's daughter Fatima, and it is from their two sons Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein that the Sharifs (nobles) and Sayyids (lords) descend respectively. �Ali's relationship to the Prophet was special, demonstrated by the fact that the Prophet referred to him as �my brother' and �my heir' on a number of occasions. His death brought to an end the era of Rashidun, the four �patriarchal' or �rightly-guided' caliphs of Islamic tradition. This era had witnessed many great achievements including the destruction of a vast Empire that had ruled the land. It is testimony to the Muslim armies that rule was not imposed by brute force alone; the armies were fairly small and in areas like Egypt and the Persian plateau the number of Muslim settlers was tiny in relation to the local population. �Ali is remembered for his generosity and nobility. Besides being courageous, he was always charitable and forgiving to his enemies. The sayings and sermons of �Ali are collected in a book called Nahj al-Balaghah ("The Way of Eloquence") which has served as a model for the use of Arabic, similar to what the speeches of Cicero once did for Latin. It was �Ali who first laid down the rules of formal Arabic grammar, describing language as made up of nouns, verbs and particles. Sources: - person, family: E.Polti (http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/rfamily_hashemites.html)
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