Husayn ibn Ali

626 - 680

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Al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب; 10 January 626 – 10 October 680 CE), also known as Abu Abd Allah or Imam Husayn, was a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib (the fourth caliph of Sunni Muslims and the first imam of Shia Muslims) and Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, and a younger brother of Hasan ibn Ali. He is the third Shia Imam after his brother, Hasan, and before his son, Zayn al-Abidin. He is considered a member of the Ahl al-Bayt as well as the Ahl al-Kisa, and he was a participant in the event of Mubahala. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Husayn ibn Ali has received more than 4,127,632 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Husayn ibn Ali is the 43rd most popular religious figure (down from 40th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 5th 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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Among religious figures, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 43 out of 2,272Before him are Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony of Padua, Pope Gregory I, Joshua, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Thomas the Apostle. After him are Romulus Augustulus, Samuel, Pope Alexander VI, Isaiah, Benedict of Nursia, and Pope Clement VII.

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

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 6 out of 222Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), and Uthman (574). After him are Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935).


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), Malik ibn Anas (711), Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Hurairah (600), and Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619).