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Khalifa Ali bin Abu Talib - Anecdotes of Ali

He did not care for the booty

In the battle Ali killed a wealthy Quraish chief Umar b Ubda, but contrary to the Arab custom, he did not mutilate his body, nor take off his costly coat of mail. When asked why he had not taken his valuable coat of mail, Ali said, "The lion who enters the battlefield either kills himself or is killed he does bother about the booty."

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