Hasan al-Basri

642 - 728

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Hasan ibn Yasar (Arabic: حسن ابن يسار, romanized: Ḥasan ibn Yasār; c. 642 – 15 October 728), better known as Hasan of Basra (Arabic: حسن البصري, romanized: Ḥasan al-Baṣrī), was an early Sunni 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. In fact, Hasan rose to become 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 the prophet 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 312,213 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hasan al-Basri is the 217th most popular philosopher (up from 229th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 42nd 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 217 out of 1,089Before him are Melissus of Samos, Gabriel Marcel, Miguel de Unamuno, Swami Vivekananda, Paulo Freire, and Bernard Bolzano. After him are Hippias, Imre Lakatos, Gaston Bachelard, Diotima of Mantinea, Joseph de Maistre, and Paul Feyerabend.

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

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan al-Basri ranks 51 out of 222Before him are Talhah (595), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), Musa al-Kadhim (745), and Amr ibn al-As (580). After him are 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Zainab bint Muhammad (600), Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), Umm Salama (602), Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad (603), and Abdullah ibn Umar (610).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Saudi Arabia

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