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Ja'far al-Sadiq

702 - 765

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Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Ṣādiq (Arabic: جعفر بن محمد الصادق‎; c. 702 – 765 CE), commonly known as Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (lit. 'Ja'far the truthful'), was an 8th-century Shia Muslim scholar, jurist, and theologian. He was the founder of the Jaʿfarī school of Islamic jurisprudence and the sixth Imam of the Twelver and Ismāʿīlī denominations of Shīʿa Islam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ja'far al-Sadiq has received more than 1,478,229 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Ja'far al-Sadiq is the 14th most popular astronomer (up from 15th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Saudi Arabian Astronomer.

Ja'far al-sadiq is most famous for being the sixth imam of the Shia.

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Among astronomers, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 14 out of 531Before him are William Herschel, Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, and Ole Rømer. After him are Carl Sagan, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Aryabhata, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Edmond Halley, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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Among people born in 702, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 1After him is An Lushan. Among people deceased in 765, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 1After him are Emperor Junnin and Ceolwulf of Northumbria.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 20 out of 251Before him are Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Muawiyah I (603), Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), and Ibn Saud (1875). After him are Malik ibn Anas (711), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Umar II (682), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), and Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Saudi Arabia

Among astronomers born in Saudi Arabia, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 1