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Ali al-Hadi

829 - 868

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ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Hādī (Arabic: علي ابن محمد الهادي‎; 828 – 868 CE) was a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the tenth Imam in Twelver Shia, succeeding his father, Muhammad al-Jawad (d. 835). Born in Medina in 828, Ali is known with the titles al-Hādī (Arabic: الهادي, lit. 'the guide') and al-Naqī (Arabic: النقي, lit. 'the distinguished'). After the death of his father in 835, most followers of al-Jawad readily accepted the imamate of Ali, who was still a child at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali al-Hadi has received more than 561,730 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ali al-Hadi is the 580th most popular religious figure (up from 632nd in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 79th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Ali al-Hadi was a Muslim scholar who was famous for his work on the Qur'an and hadith. He is also known for his work on Arabic grammar.

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Among religious figures, Ali al-Hadi ranks 580 out of 2,238Before him are Maria al-Qibtiyya, Saint Casimir, Zayd ibn Thabit, Pope Eusebius, Pope Vigilius, and Fatima al-Fihri. After him are Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Pope Alexander II, Catherine Labouré, Jean Meslier, Gamaliel, and Pope Theodore II.

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Among people born in 829, Ali al-Hadi ranks 1After him are Al-Nasa'i, Antony II of Constantinople, and Yahya ibn Muhammad. Among people deceased in 868, Ali al-Hadi ranks 2Before him is Al-Jahiz. After him is Ratramnus.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali al-Hadi ranks 80 out of 251Before him are Muadh ibn Jabal (600), Hasan al-Askari (846), Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Muhammad al-Jawad (811), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), and Zayd ibn Thabit (615). After him are Muhammad bin Qasim (695), Talal of Jordan (1909), Hind bint Utbah (510), Zayd ibn Ali (695), Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah (637), and Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Ali al-Hadi ranks 35Before him are Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), Hasan al-Askari (846), Muhammad al-Jawad (811), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), and Zayd ibn Thabit (615). After him are Zayd ibn Ali (695), Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah (637), Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600), Hashim ibn Abd Manaf (464), Sa'id bin Zayd (593), and Ibrahim ibn Muhammad (630).