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Abu Sufyan ibn Harb

580 - 641

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Sakhr ibn Harb ibn Umayya ibn Abd Shams (Arabic: صخر إبن حرب إبن أمية إبن عبد شمس, romanized: Ṣakhr ibn Ḥarb ibn Umayya ibn ʿAbd Shams; c. 567—653), better known by his kunya Abu Sufyan (Arabic: أبو سفيان, romanized: Abū Sufyān), was a prominent opponent turned companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was the father of Mu'awiya I and thus the forefather of all the Ummayid Caliphs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb has received more than 1,139,797 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Abu Sufyan ibn Harb is the 662nd most popular politician (up from 688th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 9th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb is most famous for being the leader of the Quraysh tribe in Mecca and the father of Hind bint Abi Sufyan.

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Among politicians, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb ranks 662 out of 15,577Before him are Edward the Elder, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Charles IV of Spain, Leo III the Isaurian, Georgi Dimitrov, and Andromache. After him are Robert Mugabe, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Abd al-Rahman I, James Madison, Alexis of Russia, and Constantius Chlorus.

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Among people born in 580, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb ranks 2Before him is Bilal ibn Rabah. After him are 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Maximus the Confessor, Amr ibn al-As, Theophylact Simocatta, Wei Zheng, Abu Darda, Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh, Fabia Eudokia, and George of Pisidia. Among people deceased in 641, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb ranks 3Before him are Heraclius and Heraklonas. After him are Zaynab bint Jahsh, Constantine III, Arnulf of Metz, Emperor Jomei, Martina, Ouyang Xun, and Arechis I of Benevento.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb ranks 26 out of 251Before him are Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Umar II (682), and Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539). After him are Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), and Abū Lahab (549).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb ranks 9Before him are Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Muawiyah I (603), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Ibn Saud (1875), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), and Umar II (682). After him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), Abū Lahab (549), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Faisal I of Iraq (1885).