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Abdullah ibn Masud

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ʽAbdullah ibn Masʽūd, or Abdullah ibn Masʽood, or Abdullah Ben Messaoud (Arabic: عبد الله بن مسعود, romanized: ʿAbd Allāh ibn Masʽūd; c.594-c.653), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who he is regarded the greatest mufassir of Qur'an of his time and the second ever. He was also known by the kunya Abu Abdur Rahman.: 289 Abdullah ibn Mas'ud was born in Mecca in about 594: 121  a son of Masud ibn Ghafil and Umm Abd bint Abdwadd, both of whom were from the Hudhayl tribe,: 14  believed to be slaves,: 16  or otherwise of low social status. However, Umm Abd's mother, Hind bint Al-Harith, was from the Zuhra clan of the Quraysh, and Masud made an alliance with her brother.: 14 Abdullah had a brother, Utba, and at least two wives in Muhammad's lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdullah ibn Masud has received more than 379,107 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Abdullah ibn Masud is the 532nd most popular religious figure (down from 512th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Abdullah ibn Masud is most famous for his knowledge of the Quran.

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Among religious figures, Abdullah ibn Masud ranks 532 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope John XIII, Anna the Prophetess, Christina of Bolsena, Antipope Benedict XIII, and Sumayyah bint Khabbat. After him are Bahira, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, Zaynab bint Khuzayma, Peter Waldo, Penitent thief, and Muhammad Ahmad.

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Among people born in 600, Abdullah ibn Masud ranks 10Before him are Pope Vitalian, Samo, Pope John IV, Abraha, Musaylimah, and Zainab bint Muhammad. After him are Bahira, Muadh ibn Jabal, Maria al-Qibtiyya, Pope Severinus, Pope Theodore I, and Abu Dhar al-Ghifari. Among people deceased in 650, Abdullah ibn Masud ranks 1After him are Songtsen Gampo, Chandrakirti, and Birinus.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abdullah ibn Masud ranks 71 out of 251Before him are Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589), Anas ibn Malik (612), Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (622), and Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550). After him are Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), Hasan al-Askari (846), Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), and Muhammad al-Jawad (811).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Abdullah ibn Masud ranks 28Before him are Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589), Anas ibn Malik (612), and Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550). After him are Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), Hasan al-Askari (846), Muhammad al-Jawad (811), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), and Zayd ibn Thabit (615).