Mukhtar al-Thaqafi

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Al-Mukhtar ibn Abi Ubayd al-Thaqafi (Arabic: ٱلْمُخْتَار ٱبْن أَبِي عُبَيْد ٱلثَّقَفِيّ‎, al-Mukhtār ibn Abī ʿUbayd al-Thaqafīy; c. 622 – 3 April 687) was a pro-Alid revolutionary based in Kufa, who led a rebellion against the Umayyad Caliphate in 685 and ruled over most of Iraq for eighteen months during the Second Fitna. Born in Ta'if, Mukhtar moved to Iraq at a young age and grew up in Kufa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mukhtar al-Thaqafi has received more than 711,706 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Mukhtar al-Thaqafi is the 64th most popular social activist (up from 108th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 86th in 2019) and the most popular Saudi Arabian Social Activist.

Mukhtar al-Thaqafi is most famous for his revolt against the Umayyad caliphate in the year 735.

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Among social activists, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi ranks 64 out of 544Before him are Witold Pilecki, Bhagat Singh, Fra Dolcino, Nicholas Winton, Axel Munthe, and Widukind. After him are Anneliese Michel, Errico Malatesta, Mustafa Barzani, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Dominique Pire, and Dragutin Dimitrijević.

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Among people born in 622, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi ranks 1After him are Uqba ibn Nafi, Mizizios, and Tulga. Among people deceased in 687, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi ranks 2Before him is Pope Conon. After him are Erwig and Cuthbert.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi ranks 78 out of 222Before him are Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600), Zayd ibn Thabit (615), Talal of Jordan (1909), Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), Hind bint Utbah (510), and Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594). After him are Ali al-Hadi (829), Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589), Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Hashim ibn Abd Manaf (464), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), and Sa'id bin Zayd (593).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among social activists born in Saudi Arabia, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi ranks 1After him are Nimr al-Nimr (1959) and Loujain al-Hathloul (1989).