The Life of the Commander of the Faithful
Ali b. Abu Talib(A.S.)Imam Ali b.Abu Talib(A.S.) the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the first of the Imams of the belicvers, of the rulers (wali) of the Muslims and of God’s (appointed) successors in religion after the Apostle of God, the truthful one and the trusted one, Muhammad b. Abd Â Allah, the seal of the Prophets, blessings on him and his pure family.
Imam Ali(A.S.) the brother of the Apostle of God and his paternal cousin, and his helper (wazir) in his affair, his son-in- law (being married) to his daughter, Fatima the chaste,the leader of the women of the universe.
(The full name of) the Commander of the faithful is
Ali b. Abi Talib b. Abd al Muttalib b. Hashim b. Abd Manaf.
(He was) the Lord of the testamentary trustees of authority (wasiyyin), the best of blessing and peace be on him.
His kunya was Abu al-Hasan.