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Husayn ibn Ali

626 - 680

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Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: أبو عبد الله الحسين بن علي بن أبي طالب; 10 January 626 – 10 October 680) was 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. He is claimed to be the third Imam of Shia Islam after his brother, Hasan, and before his son, Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin. 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 5,076,837 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 79 in 2019). Husayn ibn Ali is the 35th most popular religious figure (up from 43rd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia 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 35 out of 2,238Before him are Martin of Tours, Jonah, Saint Stephen, John the Apostle, Pope Benedict XVI, and Saint Lucy. After him are Queen of Sheba, James, son of Zebedee, Samuel, Catherine of Alexandria, Pope John Paul I, and Pope John XXIII.

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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, Balthild of Chelles, Bhāskara I, Hilda of Whitby, and Cædmon.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 6 out of 251Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), and Uthman (574). After him are Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Osama bin Laden (1957).


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), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659).