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Hasan al-Basri

642 - 728

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Abu Sa'id ibn Abi al-Hasan Yasar al-Basri, often referred to as Hasan of Basra (Arabic: الحسن البصري, romanized: Al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī; 642 - 15 October 728) for short, or as Hasan al-Basri, was an ancient Muslim preacher, ascetic, theologian, exegete, scholar, judge, and mystic. Born in Medina in 642, Hasan belonged to the second generation of Muslims, all of whom would subsequently be referred to as the tābiʿūn in Sunni Islamic piety. He became one of "the most celebrated" of the tābiʿūn, enjoying an "acclaimed scholarly career and an even more remarkable posthumous legacy in Islamic scholarship."Hasan, revered for his austerity and support for "renunciation" (zuhd), preached against worldliness and materialism during the early days of the Umayyad Caliphate, with his passionate sermons casting a "deep impression on his contemporaries." His close relationships with several of the most prominent companions of Muhammad only strengthened his standing as a teacher and scholar of the Islamic sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hasan al-Basri has received more than 428,587 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hasan al-Basri is the 212th most popular philosopher (up from 217th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 51st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Saudi Arabian Philosopher.

Hasan al-Basri is most famous for his teachings on the Quran and the Sunnah.

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Among philosophers, Hasan al-Basri ranks 212 out of 1,081Before him are Al-Ash'ari, Rudolf Carnap, Jean-François Lyotard, Moses Mendelssohn, Julia Kristeva, and Marsilius of Padua. After him are Proclus, Diotima of Mantinea, Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, and Bias of Priene.

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Among people born in 642, Hasan al-Basri ranks 1After him are Erwig and Julian of Toledo. Among people deceased in 728, Hasan al-Basri ranks 1After him are Ine of Wessex, Al-Farazdaq, and Jarir ibn Atiyah.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan al-Basri ranks 53 out of 251Before him are Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Ali al-Ridha (770), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Amr ibn Hishām (570), and Musa al-Kadhim (745). After him are Zaynab bint Ali (626), Abraha (600), Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), Musaylimah (600), and Ibn Ishaq (704).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Saudi Arabia

Among philosophers born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan al-Basri ranks 2Before him are Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703).