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Al-Khayzuran bint Atta (Arabic: الخيزران بنت عطاء, romanized: al-ḵayzurān bint ʿaṭāʾ) (died 789) was the wife of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mahdi and mother of both Caliphs Al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid. She maintained de facto influence from 775 to 789 during the reign of her husband and sons and is known for her immense influence on state affairs. While not formally a ruler, al-Khayzuran was nevertheless the first woman in the history of Islam to rule de facto and was the first woman in the history of Muslims to have gold coins in her name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Khayzuran has received more than 120,628 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Al-Khayzuran is the 493rd most popular companion (up from 595th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 148th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Saudi Arabian Companion.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.85

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  • 2.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Al-Khayzuran has had the most page views in the with 36,273 views, followed by English (24,442), and Persian (8,385). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (81.57%), Western Punjabi (42.12%), and Malayalam (35.88%)


Among companions, Al-Khayzuran ranks 493 out of 784Before her are Ota, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Catherine of France, Countess of Charolais, Irene of Montferrat, Maria Salviati, and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels. After her are Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Marie of Cleves, Princess of Condé, Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León, Fulvia Plautilla, Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne, and Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

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Among people born in 701, Al-Khayzuran ranks 9Before her are Yazid III, Emperor Shōmu, Tzitzak, Saman Khuda, John VII of Constantinople, and Yahya ibn Khalid. After her are Thekla, wife of Michael II, Euphemius, and Theophano of Athens. Among people deceased in 789, Al-Khayzuran ranks 1After her is Willehad.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Khayzuran ranks 170 out of 354Before her are Mus'ab ibn al-Zubayr (650), Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1940), Said ibn al-Musayyib (642), Umayya ibn Abd Shams (null), Suhayl ibn Amr (556), and Asma bint Umais (null). After her are Ahmed Zaki Yamani (1930), Abd-Allah ibn Umm-Maktum (null), Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Umamah bint Zainab (null), Umm Ruman (null), and Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960).

Among COMPANIONS In Saudi Arabia

Among companions born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Khayzuran ranks 16Before her are Juwayriyya bint al-Harith (608), Wahshi ibn Harb (700), Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607), Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh (580), Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr (631), and Abbad ibn Bishr (606). After her are Abd-Allah ibn Umm-Maktum (null), Umm Ruman (null), Adi ibn Hatim (550), and Muhammad ibn Maslamah (589).