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Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin

659 - 713

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Ali ibn al-Husayn al-Sajjad (Arabic: علي بن الحسين السجاد, romanized: ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Sajjād, c. 658 – 712), also known as Zayn al-Abidin (Arabic: زين العابدين, romanized: Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn, lit. 'ornament of worshippers') was the great-grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and the fourth imam in Shia Islam, succeeding his father, Husayn ibn Ali, his uncle, Hasan ibn Ali, and his grandfather, Ali ibn Abi Talib. Ali al-Sajjad survived the Battle of Karbala in 680, in which Husayn and his small caravan were massacred en route to Kufa by the forces of the Umayyad caliph Yazid I (r. 680–683). After the battle, al-Sajjad and other survivors were treated poorly and taken to the Umayyad capital Damascus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin has received more than 1,559,965 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin is the 240th most popular religious figure (up from 288th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 30th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin was the son of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Ali ibn Abi Talib, and the fourth Shi'ite Imam. He is most famous for his patience in the face of persecution.

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Over the past year Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin has had the most page views in the with 300,398 views, followed by English (260,350), and Persian (245,396). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Somali (3,221.74%), Uzbek (1,000.00%), and Bashkir (382.79%)

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin ranks 240 out of 3,187Before him are Pope John XVIII, Pope Marcellus I, Pope Urban VI, Pope Joan, Pope Honorius II, and Nathan. After him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Pope Lucius III, Tomás de Torquemada, Joachim, Pope Siricius, and Matthias the Apostle.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 659, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin ranks 1After him are Fujiwara no Fuhito, Cædwalla of Wessex, and He Zhizhang. Among people deceased in 713, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin ranks 1After him are Huineng, Philippikos Bardanes, Princess Taiping, Yijing, and Ealdwulf of East Anglia.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin ranks 25 out of 354Before him are Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Ibn Saud (1875), Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib (570), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646). After him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Abu Hurairah (600), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Abū Lahab (549), and Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Saudi Arabia

Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin ranks 10Before him are Husayn ibn Ali (626), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Malik ibn Anas (711), and Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539). After him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Abu Hurairah (600), Zaynab bint Jahsh (592), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), and Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619).