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Abu Hurairah

600 - 676

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Abu Hurayra (Arabic: أبو هريرة, romanized: Abū Hurayra; c. 603–681) was one of the companions of Islamic prophet Muhammad and, according to Sunni Islam, the most prolific narrator of hadith. He was known by the kunyah Abu Hurayrah "Father of a Kitten", in reference to his attachment to cats, and he was a member of Suffah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Hurairah has received more than 885,517 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Abu Hurairah is the 318th most popular religious figure (up from 324th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 31st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Abu Hurairah is most famous for being a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. He was the most prolific narrator of hadith and is considered to be one of the most important transmitters of Prophetic traditions.

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Among religious figures, Abu Hurairah ranks 318 out of 2,238Before him are Idris, Bahá'u'lláh, Pope Marinus I, Marcion of Sinope, Pope Pelagius II, and Pope Anacletus. After him are Pope John XXI, Pope John I, Pope Zachary, Pope Stephen IV, Pope Adrian V, and Pope Callixtus I.

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Among people born in 600, Abu Hurairah ranks 2Before him is Jordanes. After him are Pope Eugene I, Pope Vitalian, Samo, Pope John IV, Abraha, Musaylimah, Zainab bint Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, and Muadh ibn Jabal. Among people deceased in 676, Abu Hurairah ranks 1After him are Pope Adeodatus II, Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, Clovis III, Amandus, Æscwine of Wessex, and Wang Bo.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Hurairah ranks 35 out of 251Before him are Marwan I (623), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), Abū Lahab (549), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), and Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906). After him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), and Hafsa bint Umar (602).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Hurairah ranks 14Before him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), and Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624). After him are Talhah (595), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Ali al-Ridha (770), and Musa al-Kadhim (745).