Husayn ibn Ali

626 - 680

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Husayn ibn Ali (Arabic: الحسين بن علي, romanized: al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī; 10 January 626 – 10 October 680) was an Alid political and religious leader. A grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muhammad's daughter Fatima, as well as a younger brother of Hasan ibn Ali, Husayn is regarded as the third Imam in Shia Islam after his brother, Hasan, and before his son, Ali al-Sajjad. Being a grandson of the prophet, he is a member of the ahl al-bayt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Husayn ibn Ali has received more than 6,178,512 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Husayn ibn Ali is the 33rd most popular religious figure (up from 36th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 6th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Husayn ibn Ali is most famous for being the grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali. He was killed in battle in 680 CE.

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Over the past year Husayn ibn Ali has had the most page views in the with 1,100,608 views, followed by Arabic (925,127), and Persian (605,111). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Urdu (1,864.18%), (554.93%), and Bashkir (312.96%)


Among religious figures, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 33 out of 3,187Before him are Matthew the Apostle, Abu Bakr, Zoroaster, Saint Stephen, Saint Barbara, and Sarah. After him are Abu Hanifa, Martin of Tours, Jonah, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope John Paul I, and Mark the Evangelist.

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Among people born in 626, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Zaynab bint Ali, Gertrude of Nivelles, Emperor Tenji, Munmu of Silla, Rodoald, Balthild of Chelles, and Eanflæd. Among people deceased in 680, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Muawiyah I, Abbas ibn Ali, Princess Wencheng, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, Muslim ibn Aqil, Balthild of Chelles, Bhāskara I, Hilda of Whitby, and Cædmon.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 7 out of 354Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Fatimah (604), Ali (601), Uthman (574), and Abu Bakr (573). After him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Osama bin Laden (1957), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), and Hasan ibn Ali (624).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 4Before him are Muhammad (570), Ali (601), and Abu Bakr (573). After him are Hasan ibn Ali (624), 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).