RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Musa al-Kadhim

745 - 799

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Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kazim (Arabic: مُوسَىٰ ٱبْن جَعْفَر ٱلْكَاظِم, romanized: Mūsā ibn Jaʿfar al-Kāẓim; c. 745–799) was a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the seventh imam in Twelver Shia Islam. Musa is often known by the title al-Kazim (lit. 'forbearing'), apparently a reference to his patience and gentle disposition. He was born in 745 CE in Medina to Ja'far al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam, who died in 765 without publicly designating a successor to save his heir from the wrath of the Abbasid caliphs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa al-Kadhim has received more than 683,912 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Musa al-Kadhim is the 414th most popular religious figure (up from 448th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Musa al-Kadhim is most famous for being the seventh Imam of the Shia Muslim faith.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 414 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, Pope Stephen VII, Pope Mark, Gad, Pope Alexander II, and Zaynab bint Ali. After him are Thecla, Pope Benedict III, Pope Simplicius, Barabbas, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, and Pope Paul II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 745, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 1After him is Ealhmund of Kent. Among people deceased in 799, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 1After him are Paul the Deacon, Eric of Friuli, and Osbald of Northumbria.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 57 out of 354Before him are Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad (603), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Sawda bint Zamʿa (589), and Zaynab bint Ali (626). After him are Anas ibn Malik (612), Al-Walid I (668), Musaylimah (600), Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), and Faisal I of Iraq (1885).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Saudi Arabia

Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 24Before him are Talhah (595), Umm Salama (602), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), and Zaynab bint Ali (626). After him are Anas ibn Malik (612), Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), and Zaynab bint Khuzayma (595).