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), also known as Abū al-Ḥasan, Abū ʿAbd Allāh or Abū Ibrāhīm, was the seventh Imam in Twelver Shia Islam, after his father Ja'far al-Sadiq. He was born in 745 CE in Medina, and his imamate coincided with the reigns of the Abbasid caliphs al-Mansur, al-Hadi, al-Mahdi and Harun al-Rashid. He was repeatedly imprisoned and harassed by the caliphs and finally died in 799 at the al-Sindi ibn Shahiq prison of Baghdad, possibly poisoned at the order of Harun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa al-Kadhim has received more than 638,149 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Musa al-Kadhim is the 441st most popular religious figure (down from 437th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 49th in 2019) and the 20th most popular 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, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 441 out of 2,238Before him are Pope John V, Pope Boniface VI, Saint Titus, Joseph Smith, Pope Hilarius, and Devadatta. After him are Pope Innocent I, Philomena, Pope Sabinian, Pope Stephen II, Anastasia of Sirmium, and Hugues de Payens.

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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 52 out of 251Before him are 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Ali al-Ridha (770), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), and Amr ibn Hishām (570). After him are Hasan al-Basri (642), Zaynab bint Ali (626), Abraha (600), Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), and Musaylimah (600).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 20Before him are Abu Hurairah (600), Talhah (595), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), and Ali al-Ridha (770). After him are Zaynab bint Ali (626), Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589), and Anas ibn Malik (612).