Hasan ibn Ali

624 - 670

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Hasan ibn Ali (Arabic: الْحَسَنِ بْن عَلِيّ, romanized: al-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī; c. 625 – April 670) was an Alid political and religious leader. The eldest son of Ali and Fatima and a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Hasan briefly ruled as caliph from January 661 until August 661. He is considered as the second Imam in Shia Islam, succeeding Ali and preceding his brother Husayn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hasan ibn Ali has received more than 3,727,765 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Hasan ibn Ali is the 77th most popular religious figure (up from 81st in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 5th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Hasan ibn Ali is most famous for being the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib.

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Among religious figures, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 77 out of 3,187Before him are John Chrysostom, Rachel, Saint Anne, Pope Pius V, Pope Pius XI, and Benedict of Nursia. After him are Pope Urban II, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Sylvester I, Pope Benedict XV, Girolamo Savonarola, and Pope Sixtus IV.

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Among people born in 624, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Wu Zetian, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, Yazdegerd III, and Adomnán. Among people deceased in 670, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Brahmagupta, Safiyya bint Huyayy, Aqil ibn Abi Talib, Audomar, Oswiu, Amalberga of Maubeuge, and Felix of Aquitaine.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 13 out of 354Before him are Husayn ibn Ali (626), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Osama bin Laden (1957), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935). After him are Muawiyah I (603), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), and Ja'far al-Sadiq (702).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 5Before him are Muhammad (570), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), and Husayn ibn Ali (626). After him are Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), and Abd al-Muttalib (497).