Abdallah ibn Sa'd

650 - 656

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Abd Allah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi al-Sarh (Arabic: عبد الله ابن سعد ابن أبي السرح, romanized: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Saʿd ibn Abī al-Sarḥ) was an Arab administrator, scribe, and military commander, who was an early convert to, then later apostate from Islam but reverted to Islam later on. He was a scriber of the Quran (كاتب الوحي) and governor of Upper Egypt for the Muslim caliphate during the reign of ʿUthmān (644–656). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdallah ibn Sa'd has received more than 128,337 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Abdallah ibn Sa'd is the 321st most popular military personnel (up from 545th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 7th most popular Saudi Arabian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Abdallah ibn Sa'd ranks 321 out of 2,058Before him are Hermann Balck, Walther Wenck, Nikolai Yudenich, Georg von Frundsberg, Kurt Knispel, and Thrasybulus. After him are Erich Priebke, Arthur Nebe, Nearchus, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Reinhard Gehlen, and Prokop the Great.

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Among people born in 650, Abdallah ibn Sa'd ranks 4Before him are Pope Sergius I, Pope John VII, and Dagobert II. After him are Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, Chlothar III, Odo the Great, Jindeok of Silla, Childebert the Adopted, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, Rupert of Salzburg, and Muslim ibn Aqil. Among people deceased in 656, Abdallah ibn Sa'd ranks 5Before him are Uthman, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Talhah, and Sigebert III. After him are Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, and Peada of Mercia.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abdallah ibn Sa'd ranks 107 out of 354Before him are Uqba ibn Nafi (622), Al-Wathiq (812), Abdullah ibn Salam (550), Adnan Khashoggi (1935), Abul Kalam Azad (1888), and Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607). After him are Jamal Khashoggi (1958), Rayhana bint Zayd (600), Fatimah bint Asad (555), Ali of Hejaz (1879), Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (1910), and Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928).


Among military personnels born in Saudi Arabia, Abdallah ibn Sa'd ranks 7Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Muhammad bin Qasim (695), Amr ibn al-As (580), Usama ibn Zayd (615), and Uqba ibn Nafi (622). After him are Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl (598), Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan (null), Shurahbil ibn Hasana (583), and Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr (null).