SHAFAQNA- Abu Talib is the uncle of the Prophet Muhammed and the Father of Imam Ali. The Prophet Muhammed’s parents died when he was a young child so Abu Talib took charge of his guardianship. Abu Talib protected the Prophet against the Meccans during the early years of his Prophethood and when he died in the Prophet called it the “Year of Sorrow”. The Prophet left Mecca after his death because he was no longer protected by Abu Talib from the Quraish. Some have questioned his faith but in fact he was a strong supporter of the Prophet and died a believer.