Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr

624 - 692

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Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam (Arabic: عبد الله ابن الزبير ابن العوام‎, romanized: ʿAbd Allāh ibn al-Zubayr ibn al-ʿAwwām; May 623 – October/November 692) was the leader of a caliphate based in Mecca that rivaled the Umayyads from 683 until his death. The son of al-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam and Asma bint Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Zubayr belonged to the Quraysh, the leading tribe of the nascent Muslim community, and was the first child born to the Muhajirun, Islam's earliest converts. As a youth, he participated in the early Muslim conquests alongside his father in Syria and Egypt, and later played a role in the Muslim conquests of North Africa and northern Iran in 647 and 650, respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr has received more than 481,144 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr is the 386th most popular religious figure (up from 476th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr was the son of the second caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab. He was a scholar and poet who led a rebellion against the third caliph, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.

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Among religious figures, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ranks 386 out of 2,272Before him are Maximus the Confessor, Pope John IX, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Saint Apollonia, Theodore of Amasea, and Pope Sergius IV. After him are Pachomius the Great, Talhah, Pope John XIV, Pope John VII, Abu Dawood, and Pope Sabinian.

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Among people born in 624, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ranks 4Before him are Hasan ibn Ali, Wu Zetian, and Yazdegerd III. After him is Adomnán. Among people deceased in 692, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ranks 1After him are Asmā' bint Abi Bakr and Antipope Paschal.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ranks 42 out of 222Before him are Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Abū Lahab (549), Ali al-Ridha (770), Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), and Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912). After him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Al-Walid I (668), Talhah (595), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), and Safiyya bint Huyayy (610).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr ranks 15Before him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Hurairah (600), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Ali al-Ridha (770). After him are Talhah (595), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), Musa al-Kadhim (745), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Umm Salama (602), and Abdullah ibn Umar (610).