Bilal ibn Rabah

580 - 642

Bilal ibn Rabah

Bilal ibn Rabah (Arabic: بِلَال ٱبْن رَبَاح‎, Bilāl ibn Rabāḥ , 580–640 AD) was one of the most trusted and loyal Sahabah (companions) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was born in Mecca and is considered to have been the first mu'azzin, chosen by Muhammad himself. He was a former slave and was known for his voice with which he called people to their prayers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bilal ibn Rabah has received more than 866,158 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 183rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Bilal ibn Rabah ranks 184 out of 2,001Before him are Zechariah, Pope Innocent VI, Pope Innocent IX, Pope Boniface IX, Saint Matthias, and Saint Patrick. After him are Miriam, Pope Clement VI, Pope Honorius III, Pope Evaristus, Padre Pio, and Pope Alexander I.

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Among people born in 580, Bilal ibn Rabah ranks 1After him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, Maximus the Confessor, Amr ibn al-As, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Theophylact Simocatta, Wei Zheng, Abu Darda, George of Pisidia, and Fabia Eudokia. Among people deceased in 642, Bilal ibn Rabah ranks 2Before him is Khalid ibn al-Walid. After him are Pope John IV, Tulga, Oswald of Northumbria, Cynegils, and Domnall Brecc.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Bilal ibn Rabah ranks 15 out of 174Before him are Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), and Osama bin Laden (1957). After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Ibn Saud (1875), and Malik ibn Anas (711).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Bilal ibn Rabah ranks 6Before him are Muhammad (570), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), and Hasan ibn Ali (624). After him are 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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