Musa al-Kadhim

745 - 799

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Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kadhim (Arabic: مُوسَىٰ ٱبْن جَعْفَر ٱلْكَاظِم‎, Mūsā ibn Jaʿfar al-Kāẓim), also spelled al-Kazim, and also known as Abu al-Hasan, Abu Abd Allah or Abu Ibrahim, was the seventh Imam in Twelver Shia Islam after his father Ja'far al-Sadiq. He is regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar, and was a contemporary of the Abbasid caliphs Al-Mansur, Al-Hadi, Al-Mahdi and Harun al-Rashid. He was imprisoned several times; finally dying in Baghdad in the Sindi ibn Shahak prison. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa al-Kadhim has received more than 462,734 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Musa al-Kadhim is the 438th most popular religious figure (up from 459th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 41st in 2019) and the 18th 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, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 438 out of 2,272Before him are Antipope Benedict XIII, Pope Boniface VI, Salome, Pope Soter, Pope Constantine, and Pope Victor I. After him are Simon Magus, Jehoshaphat, Pope Stephen III, Pope John VI, Pope Marinus I, and 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf.

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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 is Paul the Deacon.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 49 out of 222Before him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Al-Walid I (668), Talhah (595), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), and Safiyya bint Huyayy (610). After him are Amr ibn al-As (580), Hasan al-Basri (642), 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Zainab bint Muhammad (600), Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), and Umm Salama (602).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Musa al-Kadhim ranks 18Before him are Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Ali al-Ridha (770), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Talhah (595), and Muhammad al-Baqir (677). After him are 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf (580), Umm Salama (602), Abdullah ibn Umar (610), Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), and Anas ibn Malik (612).