Husayn ibn Ali

626 - 680

Husayn ibn Ali

Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (Arabic: ٱلْحُسَيْن ٱبْن عَلِيّ ٱبْن أَبِي طَالِب‎, romanized: Al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlīy ibn ʾAbī Ṭālib‎; 10 January AD 626 – 10 October 680) was a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muhammad's daughter Fatimah. He is an important figure in Islam as he was a member of the Household of Muhammad (Ahl al-Bayt) and the People of the Cloak (Ahl al-Kisā'), as well as the third Shia Imam. Prior to his death, the Umayyad ruler Mu'awiya appointed his son Yazid as his successor, contrary to the Hasan-Muawiya treaty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Husayn ibn Ali has received more than 3,268,764 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 41 out of 2,001Before him are Pope John Paul I, Pope Pius XII, Jonah, 14th Dalai Lama, Ignatius of Loyola, and Bartholomew the Apostle. After him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Isaac, Pope Alexander VI, Pope Clement VII, Benedict of Nursia, and Pope Gregory I.

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

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Husayn ibn Ali ranks 5 out of 174Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), and Abu Bakr (573). After him are Uthman (574), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), 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), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Ali al-Ridha (770), Aminah (557), and Muhammad al-Baqir (677).

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