Hazrat Ali r.a.
Companions of the Prophet
Hazrat Ali r.a. was born ten years before the Holy Prophet s.a. was commissioned as a prophet. His father, Abdul Manaf, who was known as Abu Talib, was the leader of Banu Hashim, a clan of the Quraish tribe of Mecca. Abu Talib was the uncle of Holy Prophet s.a. and father of Hazrat Alira.