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C) Wali meaning helper or assistant 
Although each of three meanings can be used with regards to Imam Ali (a.s.), considering the narratives related in this regard, wali in the foregoing sentence in Adhan refers to the first meaning. That is to say, Ali is the guardian and in charge of the affairs and he is more entitled to be in authority on al...

From the viewpoint of the Shia, Abutalib, the son of ‘Abd al-Mottalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (a.s) and the uncle of the Holy Prophet (s.a), is among the people who believed in the apostleship (risālah) of the Messenger of Allah (s.a),

The verse of Wilayah is as follows: 

Your guardian can be only Allah; and His messenger and those who believe, who establish worship and pay the poordue, and bow down (in prayer). [5:55]

The phrase of “الذين آمنوا” in Wilayah verse includes all believers, but this inclusion and generality is not aimed, and some of believers are aimed; because:

The Exalted God says in the Holy Qur'an (surah 5:55-56) that:

“only Allah is your Wali and His Apostle and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow (in prayer). And whoever takes Allah and His Apostle and those who believe for a guardian, then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant.”

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“Your (real) leaders are (no less than) God, His Apostle and the (fellowship of) believers those who establish regular prayers and regular charity when they bow down humbly (in worship).” (5:55)

The Quran relies upon the word innama which in Arabic refers to exclusiveness: the Wali and leader of the Muslims is exclusive to three people: God, the Holy Prophet and t...

t the city for just a few days for a conflict (like Tabuk [1]), he did not leave Madinah empty of his successor and he took steps to assign a person (Imam Ali) to succeed him and act in his place, but he did not guarantee the future generations after his death by selecting his successor and left the nation in the middle of an abundant number of groups who had differences of opinion on the method o...

eligions and denominations among Muslims. They include the following: Discarding the Holy Prophet's Will and recommendations about his successor, Imam Ali (a.s.), the influence and infiltration of the followers of other religions into the ranks of Muslims, cultural mixing, detachment from genuine Islamic teachings and sayings of the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.), the prohibition of wr

In order to answer this question, lets first have a look at two incidents from the life of Imam Ali (as): 

Once, the Imam was having a conversation with the Prophet (s) in the month of Ramadan, during which the prophet started