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Abu Darda

580 - 653

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Uwaymir ibn Zayd ibn Qays al-Ansari (Arabic: عُوَيْمِرَ بْنَ زَيْدُ بْنَ قَيْسٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ, romanized: ʿUwaymir ibn Zayd ibn Qays al-Anṣārī), better known by the kunya Abu al-Darda (Arabic: أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ, romanized: Abū al-Dardāʾ, died 32 AH/652 CE) was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who was known for being a leading authority on and teacher of the Quran. He was the first qadi of Damascus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Darda has received more than 111,731 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Abu Darda is the 1,107th most popular religious figure (down from 1,045th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 118th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Abu Darda ranks 1,107 out of 2,238Before him are Catherine Eddowes, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, Eugène Tisserant, Nicholas Mystikos, and Simon of Trent. After him are Fatimah bint Musa, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Keith O'Brien, Henry Molaison, Jesse Livermore, and Giuseppe Siri.

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Among people born in 580, Abu Darda ranks 8Before him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Maximus the Confessor, Amr ibn al-As, Theophylact Simocatta, and Wei Zheng. After him are Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh, Fabia Eudokia, and George of Pisidia. Among people deceased in 653, Abu Darda ranks 4Before him are Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Chindasuinth, and Miqdad ibn Aswad. After him are Rodoald, Honorius of Canterbury, Sigeberht the Little, Theodelap of Spoleto, and Paul II of Constantinople.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Darda ranks 130 out of 251Before him are Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600), Isma'il ibn Ja'far (721), Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (600), Al-Mughira (600), Abbad ibn Bishr (606), and Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh (1943). After him are Fatimah bint Musa (790), Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud (1850), Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (null), Saleh Al-Fawzan (1933), Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930), and 'Abd al-Ilah (1913).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Darda ranks 52Before him are Ubayy ibn Ka'b (600), Wasil ibn Ata (700), Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam (null), 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As (616), Isma'il ibn Ja'far (721), and Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (600). After him are Fatimah bint Musa (790), Saleh Al-Fawzan (1933), Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen (1925), Abu Dujana (null), 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah (null), and Shaykh Ahmad (1753).