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Descendants of Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ali was the fourth of the Rashidun (or The Rightly Guided Caliphs) of Sunni Islam and the first Imam of Shia Muslims. He was a cousin of the Muslim prophet Muhammad as well as Muhammad's son-in-law. He had several children by Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter, as well as children by other wives. Some of his descendants through Fatima are still revered today in Shia Islam as Imams, Sharifs and Sayyids.

Ali's children

By Fatima

Sayyida Fatima Zahra was Muhammad's daughter.



  • Zaynab bint Ali married her cousin Abdullah ibn Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, and bore four sons and a daughter:
    • Ali ibn Abdullah
    • Aun ibn Abdullah died at Karbala, 680 C.E., age 13
    • Muhammad ibn Abdullah died at Karbala, 680 C.E., age about 12
    • Abbas ibn Abdullah

By Khawla bint Ja'far

By Fatima bint Hizam al-Qilabiyya, known as Umm ul-Banin


By Umama Bint Abul-Aas, daughter of Zaynab bint Muhammad

  • Hilal, died in Khorasan, 64 A.H.[2]
  • Awn, died in Khorasan, 64 A.H.[2]
  • Muhammad al-Awsat (The middle Muhammad)[3]

By other wives


Daughters of Ali by other wives include:[3]

  • Ruqaya
  • Ramla al-Kubra (The eldest Ramla)
  • Um al-Hasan
  • Um Hani
  • Maymūnah
  • Zainab al-Sughra (The youngest Zainab)
  • Um Kulthum
  • Fatima
  • Umamah
  • Khadija
  • Um al-Kiram
  • Um Salma
  • Um Jafar
  • Jumana
  • Nafeesa


Sons of Ali by other wives include:[3]

  • Abdullah
  • Abu Bakr
  • Yahya
  • Muhammad al-Asghar (The youngest Muhammad)
  • Omar

Adopted Children

Later generations of Ali and Fatimah's descendants

The Idrisid and Alaouite dynasties of Morocco claim to be descended from Ali and Fatimah. The descendants of Ali include the Hashemite royal families of Jordan[4] various Somali clans,[5] the Husseini family of Lebanon, the Hiraki family of Syria and Egypt, the Alaouite royal family of Morocco and the Ashrafs of the city of Harar. Other prominent descendants include: Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Abdullah al-Aftah ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq, Ali al-Uraidhi ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq, Muhammad ibn Qasim (al-Alawi), Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq (Al-Dibaj), Yahya ibn Umar, Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi and Ibn Dihya al-Kalby.

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