A Reader Series Ali ibn Abi Taalib R.A. Rightly-Guided Caliphs History of Islam The age of the rightly guided caliphs Al-Khulafa Ar-Rashidun This is the fourth volume from this series, which deals with the life of the last of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs, Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A) . He was the first male to accept Islam at the young age of approximately nine years. He was the Prophet’s صلی الله علیهِ وآله وسلم cousin, the son of Abu Talib, the Prophets صلی الله علیهِ وآله وسلم supportive and loving uncle who protected him during the worst trials of his early Prophethood. Ali’s devotion to the Prophet صلی الله علیهِ وآله وسلم is best evidenced during the Hijrah (migration) when he acted as the Prophet’s صلی الله علیهِ وآله وسلم decoy in Makkah while the Prophet صلی الله علیهِ وآله وسلم left under the cover of night and migrated to Madinah, accompanied by Abu Bakr R.A. Darussalam presents the entire History of Islam to our youth in language that appeals to them, in a simple yet lucid manner. The first four volumes in this series explore Islamic history during the period of the first Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. Later volumes would be devoted to the History of Islam, down through the ages to modern times, inshaALLAH.