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    Posted: 26 August 2018 at 8:31pm
What is the orthodox Muslim take on the person of Ali, the noble and worthy (?) successor to the prophet? Is he held in high regard in orthodox Islam or is he viewed as a pretender of sorts? Not wanting to foment debate. Just wondering.
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Yes, he is held in very high esteem among Muslims.

Ali ibn Abi Talib, the prophet's cousin and the 4th. caliph after the Prophet, peace be upon him, is one of the ten people given glad tidings of being in Paradise.


He was also one of the leading Muslim scholars among the companions, and a hero of Islam.


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Originally posted by Squeegie

What is the orthodox Muslim take on the person of Ali, the noble and worthy (?)


Very high esteem indeed. He decoyed the Meccans who had plotted to assassinate the Prophet (PBUH) one night by sleeping in his bed, as the Prophet (PBUH) snuck out earlier and fled to Medina. When the Meccans busted into the Prophet's house with swords drawn, they were in for quite a surprise. Talk about taking a bullet for someone! Needless to say he was famous for his loyalty to the cause and devotion to the mission.

He's especially revered in Shi'a Islam where he is supposed to have fathered a line of holy men who were kind of like prophets unto themselves after the Prophet (PBUH). Sunnis don't accept this.
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