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Imam Ali the Series
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VCD Cover Imam Ali the Series
Genre History
Written by Davood Mirbagheri
Directed by Davood Mirbagheri
Starring Dariush Arjmand
Vishka Asayesh
Parviz Parastui
Farhad Aslani
Mehdi Fat'hi
Behzad Farahani
Mohammad-Reza Sharifinia
Sirous Gorjestani
Asghar Hemmat
Karim Akbari Mobarakeh
Music by Farhad Fakhreddini
Country of origin Iran
Original language(s) Persian, Urdu
No. of episodes 22
Producer(s) Mohammed Beygzadeh
Cinematography Maziar Partow
Editor(s) Mehrzad Menoush
Running time 50 minutes (approximately)
Distributor IRIB
Original network Soroush TV
Original release 1992-1998

Shaheed-e-Kufa or The Martyr of Kufa or Imam Ali Series (Persian: سریال امام علی‎; Urdu: سیریل امام علی‎) is an Iranian epic television series focusing on the life of Ali ibn Abi Talib, directed by Davood Mirbagheri,[1][2] and originally broadcast in 1992 in 22 episodes. It was subsequently released on DVD, with other editions including one with English sub-titles, and one dubbed into Urdu. The series covers the events before the caliphate of Ali ibn Abi Talib to his assassination in Kufa, Iraq.



The music for the series was composed by Farhad Fakhreddini and involved a choir and the singer Sediq Tarif. Consisting of 17 tracks, the music was subsequently released on the Soroush label.

Track listing[edit]

Emam Ali Peace be Upon Him
Soundtrack album by Farhad Fakhreddini
Released 2000
Genre International
Label Soroush
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kole Sobh" Farhad Fakhreddini 06:22
2. "Malek Ashtar" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:19
3. "Raghs Khanjar" Farhad Fakhreddini 05:28
4. "Ghotam" Farhad Fakhreddini 04:13
5. "Kakhe Sabz" Farhad Fakhreddini 04:40
6. "Tanhaee" Farhad Fakhreddini 10:07
7. "Didar" Farhad Fakhreddini 01:51
8. "Homaye Rahmat" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:14
9. "Karevane Ayesheh" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:08
10. "Savaran 1" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:19
11. "Aroosie Abuzar" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:07
12. "Sepah-e Ali" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:44
13. "Sepah-e Moavieh" Farhad Fakhreddini 01:51
14. "Jange Saffein" Farhad Fakhreddini 03:48
15. "Savaran 2" Farhad Fakhreddini 05:21
16. "Sharbat-e Marg" Farhad Fakhreddini 02:38
17. "Shahadat" Farhad Fakhreddini 01:44


  1. ^ Alberto Elena. Los Cines Periféricos: Africa, Oriente Medio, India. Paidós Iberica Ediciones, 1999. p.281. ISBN 9788449307102
  2. ^ Hervé Dumont. L'Antiquité au cinéma: Vérités, légendes et manipulations. Nouveau Monde Editions. 2009. ISBN 9782847364767


  • Article about the making of Shaheed-e-Kufa [1]
  • Shaheed-e-Kufa at the Internet Archive [2]
  • Serial Imam Ali Official Shop [3]