Ali al-Ridha

770 - 818

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Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (Arabic: عَلِيّ ٱبْن مُوسَىٰ ٱلرِّضَا‎, romanized: Alī ibn Mūsā al-Riḍā; c. 1 January 766 – 6 June 818), also spelled Rida or Reza in Persian, also known as Abu al-Hasan, was a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and the eighth Imam in Twelver Shia Islam, after his father Musa al-Kadhim, and before his son Muhammad al-Jawad. He was an Imam of knowledge according to the Zaydi (Fiver) Shia school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali al-Ridha has received more than 617,632 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Ali al-Ridha is the 376th most popular religious figure (down from 369th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 30th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Ali al-Ridha is most famous for his role as the eighth Imam of Shi'a Islam. He is also known for his stature as a scholar and theologian.

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Among religious figures, Ali al-Ridha ranks 376 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John IV, Pope Clement III, Joel, Saint Monica, Saint Florian, and Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. After him are Clement of Ohrid, Pope Marcellus I, John Climacus, Maximus the Confessor, Pope John IX, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Among people born in 770, Ali al-Ridha ranks 5Before him are Michael II, Michael I Rangabe, Pope Stephen IV, and Einhard. After him are Pepin the Hunchback, Al-Hakam I, Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi, Maria of Amnia, Hugh of Tours, Theodosia, wife of Leo V, and Prokopia. Among people deceased in 818, Ali al-Ridha ranks 1After him are Theophanes the Confessor, Ermengarde of Hesbaye, and Bernard of Italy.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali al-Ridha ranks 38 out of 222Before him are Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), and Abū Lahab (549). After him are Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567), Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), and Al-Walid I (668).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Ali al-Ridha ranks 14Before him are Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Hurairah (600), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), and Abd al-Muttalib (497). After him are Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Talhah (595), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), Musa al-Kadhim (745), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), and Umm Salama (602).