from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- Muslim caliph (656–661) whose reign was marked by the division of Islam into Sunni and Shiite sects. This schism intensified after his assassination by members of a third Muslim sect.
- Muhammad,American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight title in 1964, but was stripped of his title and banned from competing (1967–1970) as a result of his refusal to be inducted into the army during the Vietnam War. He later regained the title two more times (1974, 1978).
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- proper noun A male
given name, derived from the Arabicroot `-l-y which means "paramount".
- proper noun The
Muslim caliphAli ibn Abi Talib, the rejection and assassinationof whom, led to the schismbetween Sunniand Shiitebranches. Arabic:(علي بن ابي طالب)
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- proper noun A
diminutiveof the female given names Alison, Alyson, Allysonor Allison, also spelled Allie.
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- noun the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
- noun United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
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ZAHRAA ALI, DAUGHTER: We found out he died when the mosque announced Ali is a hero.
Monica Ali is the daughter of English and Bangladeshi parents.
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I called Ali Fahs, the farmer from Souk El Tayeb, to see if he was okay.
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The Obama administration publicly mourned the passing of Iran's Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, in an unusual move U.S. officials said was designed to align the White House with Iran's democratic movement.
His friend, Yasin Ali, who earns 150 Egyptian pounds (£16) a month doing plumbing jobs in the colony, agrees.
"The idea that you could be one hit away from ending up like Muhammad Ali is scary," Utecht said.