Ibn Sa'd

784 - 845

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Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Sa‘d ibn Manī‘ al-Baṣrī al-Hāshimī or simply Ibn Sa'd (Arabic: ابن سعد) and nicknamed Scribe of Waqidi (Katib al-Waqidi), was a scholar and Arabian biographer. Ibn Sa'd was born in 784/785 CE (168 AH) and died on 16 February 845 CE (230 AH). Ibn Sa'd was from Basra, but lived mostly in Baghdad, hence the nisba al-Basri and al-Baghdadi respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Sa'd has received more than 181,572 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ibn Sa'd is the 997th most popular religious figure (down from 986th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Iraq (down from 121st in 2019) and the 18th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ibn Sa'd ranks 997 out of 3,187Before him are Mary Ann Nichols, Raymond Nonnatus, Fulgentius of Ruspe, Heinrich Bullinger, Adhemar of Le Puy, and Servatius of Tongeren. After him are Sufyan al-Thawri, Henry, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Simeon of Jerusalem, Eugenia of Rome, and Pope Peter I of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 784, Ibn Sa'd ranks 1 Among people deceased in 845, Ibn Sa'd ranks 1After him are Nithard, Mislav of Croatia, Abu Said Gorgani, and Bridei VII.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ibn Sa'd ranks 131 out of 384Before him are Shulgi (-2200), Al-Mustansir (1300), Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid (948), Ammi-Saduqa (-1700), Mahmud Barzanji (1878), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (1954). After him are Al-Mustarshid (1092), Etana (-2850), Nuri al-Said (1888), Utu-hengal (-2200), Al-Mustansir (1192), and Al-Muti (914).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ibn Sa'd ranks 18Before him are Hillel the Elder (-110), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Ibn Qutaybah (828), Ahmad al-Rifaʽi (1118), and Suhayb ar-Rumi (587). After him are Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935), Abo of Tiflis (756), Dawud al-Zahiri (815), An Shigao (101), Bashar ibn Burd (714), and Lipit-Ishtar (-1890).