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When the Kharijites had been killed it was to Imam 'Ali (AS),? ?O Commander of the Faithful, these people have been destroyed in their entirety', to which the Imam (AS) responded, 'Not at all! By Allah they still exist in the loins of men and the wombs of women. Whenever a chief appears from among them he will be cut down till the last of them will be thieves and robbers.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ibid. Sermon 60

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Question : #307 Category: Hadiths / Traditions
Subject: praying 1000 rakats in hadith
Question: Hi,
I'm not a Shia so i find this quite strange, i hear that there are there these traditions that state that Imam Ali (ra) used to pray 1000 rakats of prayer every night?
If such traditions do exist, could you please give me a source.
Answer: There are many Hadeeths that Imam Ali (AS) used to pray 1000 Rak'ats. These are some references:

Bihaarul Anwar, Vol. 41, Page:132 Mustadrak Al Wasa'el, 2:481 narrated from Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) It was not Imam Ali (AS) alone but other Infallible Imams who used to pray 1000 Rak'ats, as you see in Sunni book (Al Sawa'eq al Muhriqah by Ibn Hajar) that Imam Zainul Abideen (AS) used pray 1000 Rak'at in one day and night.(Vol. 2, Page 582).

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