The Golden Series of The Prophet’s Companions: Ali Bin Abi Talib - The Fourth Caliph of Islam
By Abdul Basit Ahmad, Darussalam, paperback, 47 pages
'Ali bin Abi Talib was one of the early people who believed in the religion of Islam while still a boy. He lived in the Prophet's house and imitated him in all he did, led a humble life till the last moment of his life.
The Prophet (saw) loved him very dearly. He took him as his brother in Islam. He praised him on many occasions as being the 'Lion of Allah.' No one of the Companions of the Prophet (saw) was as much heroic as 'Ali (ra) was in every battle he fought for the support of the cause of Islam
About the author:
Abdul Basit Ahmad is a Muslim Sunni author. He was born in 1958 in a village to the north of Aleppo by the name Dabeq. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Aleppo.
In 1982, he left to Saudi Arabia to join Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University as a translator. He is still living in Saudi Arabia as of December 2010.
In addition to translation, he works as an editor of Al-Da'wah Magazine published in English in Riyadh. He wrote several short books on the companions of the prophet Muhammad.