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Abu Abd Allah al-Mughira ibn Shu'ba ibn Abi Amir ibn Mas'ud al-Thaqafi (Arabic: المغيرة بن شعبة بن أبي عامر بن مسعود الثقفي, romanized: Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Mughīra ibn Shuʿba ibn Abī ʿĀmir ibn Masʿūd al-Thaqafī); c. 600–671), was a prominent companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and was known as one of the four 'shrewds of the Arabs' (duhat al-Arab). He belonged to the tribe of Thaqif of Ta'if, who were part of the early Islamic elite. He served as governor of Kufa, one of the two principal Arab garrisons and administrative centers of Iraq, under Caliph Umar in 642–645. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mughira has received more than 96,632 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Al-Mughira is the 4,473rd most popular politician (up from 5,577th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 127th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

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Among politicians, Al-Mughira ranks 4,473 out of 19,576Before him are Titus Quinctius Flamininus, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Plectrude, Infanta Cristina of Spain, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and Al-Afdal Shahanshah. After him are Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Amyrtaeus, Amytis of Media, V. V. Giri, Tassos Papadopoulos, and Francis II, Duke of Brittany.

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Among people born in 600, Al-Mughira ranks 27Before him are Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy, Shahrbaraz, Bayan I, Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf, and Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman. After him are Cosmas Indicopleustes, Heraclius the Elder, John IV of Constantinople, Amandus, Gundemar, and Abu Salama. Among people deceased in 701, Al-Mughira ranks 2Before him is Pope Sergius I. After him are Raginpert, Anastasius Sinaita, and Anna.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Mughira ranks 134 out of 354Before him are Al-Waqidi (747), Antarah ibn Shaddad (525), Isma'il ibn Ja'far (721), Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh (580), Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600), and Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (600). After him are Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam (null), Wasil ibn Ata (700), Al-Khansa (575), Abu Hudhayfa ibn Utba (581), Idris I of Morocco (743), and Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr (631).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Al-Mughira ranks 43Before him are Ghazi of Iraq (1912), Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (600), Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), Sa'd ibn Mu'adh (590), and Empress Jitō (645). After him are Idris I of Morocco (743), Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh (1943), Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (1945), Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud (1850), Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud (1944), and Saʽd ibn ʽUbadah (580).