Imam Ali and the Caliphs: Their Relationship and Interaction

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Al-Taqrib A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Unity Supervisor: Ayatullah Muhammad ‘Ali Taskhiri Managing Director: Hujjatul Islam ‘Ali Asghar Awhadi Editors: Shuja Ali Mirza and Rizwan Rashid Advisors: Sayyid ‘Ali Quli Qara’i, Dr Mahdi Hadawi Tihrani, Hujjatul Islam Tahsin al-Badri The opinions expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Published by: The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought P.O. Box 15875-6995 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Telephone +98 21 88321411 Fax +98 21 88321414 www.taghrib.ir

This article presents briefly the relations that Imam Ali (as) had with the first three caliphs: instead of underlying their difference of opinions he always tried to counsel and cooperate with them in order to preserve the unity and well-being of the Ummah.