ASTRONOMER

Ja'far al-Sadiq

702 - 765

Ja'far al-Sadiq

Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣādiq (Arabic: جَعْفَرُ ٱبْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلصَّادِقُ‎‎; 700 or 702–765 CE), commonly known as Ja‘far al-Ṣādiq or simply as-Sadiq (The Truthful), was an 8th-century Muslim scholar. He was the 6th Imam and founder of the Ja'fari school of jurisprudence according to Twelver and Isma'ili Shi'ites. To Sunnis, he is a major figure in the Hanafi and Maliki schools of Sunni jurisprudence and was a teacher of the Sunni scholars Abu Hanifah and Malik ibn Anas, a transmitter of hadiths, therefore a prominent jurist for Sunnis, and a mystic to Sufis. Despite his wide-ranging attributions in a number religious disciplines, no works penned by Ja'far himself remain extant.Al-Sadiq was born in either 700 or 702 CE. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ja'far al-Sadiq has received more than 906,605 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular astronomer.

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Among ASTRONOMERS

Among astronomers, Ja'far al-Sadiq ranks 15 out of 495Before him are Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, William Herschel, and Carl Sagan. After him are Charles Messier, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Edmond Halley, and Arthur Eddington.

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Contemporaries

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 19 out of 174Before him are Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Osama bin Laden (1957), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), and Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703). After him are Ibn Saud (1875), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Umar II (682), Salman the Persian (568), and Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Saudi Arabia

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

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