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Ali ibn Abi Talib (Arabic: عَلِيّ ٱبْن أَبِي طَالِب‎, ʿAlī ibn ʾAbī Ṭālib; 13 September 601 – 29 January 661) was a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, who ruled as the fourth caliph from 656 to 661. He is one of the central figures in Shia Islam and is regarded as the rightful immediate successor to Muhammad as an Imam by Shia Muslims. Ali was born inside the sacred sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam, to Abu Talib and Fatimah bint Asad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali has received more than 4,648,251 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Ali ranks 25 out of 2,001Before him are Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Aaron, Saint Joseph, John Calvin, and Matthew the Apostle. After him are Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, Abu Bakr, John the Apostle, and Anthony of Padua.

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Among people born in 601, Ali ranks 1After him are Go of Balhae, Qapaghan Qaghan, Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Julian, Count of Ceuta, Æthelred of Mercia, Peada of Mercia, Cenwalh of Wessex, and Óengus I. Among people deceased in 661, Ali ranks 1After him are Hafsa bint Umar, Empress Kōgyoku, Muyeol of Silla, and Aripert I.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 3 out of 174Before him are Muhammad (570) and Umar (585). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Uthman (574), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), and Hasan ibn Ali (624).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 2Before him are Muhammad (570). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Ali al-Ridha (770), Aminah (557), and Muhammad al-Baqir (677).

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