Musa al-Sadr

1928 - 1978

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Musa Sadr al-Din al-Sadr (Arabic: موسى الصدر‎‎‎; 4 June 1928 – disappeared 31 August 1978) was an Iranian-born Lebanese scholar and political leader who founded the Amal Movement.Born in the Chaharmardan neighborhood of Qom, Iran, he underwent both seminary and secular studies in Iran. He belongs to the Sadr family from Jabal Amel in Lebanon, a branch of the Musawi family tracing to Musa Ibn Jaafar, the seventh Shia Imam and ultimately to the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima. Therefore, Musa al-Sadr is often styled with the honorific title Sayyid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa al-Sadr has received more than 396,981 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Musa al-Sadr is the 147th most popular social activist (up from 153rd in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Iran (down from 144th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Musa al-Sadr ranks 147 out of 544Before him are René Just Haüy, Klaus Störtebeker, Stjepan Filipović, Rudi Dutschke, Leopold Trepper, and Jan Karski. After him are Mairead Maguire, Mickey Cohen, Jacques Roux, Emilie Schindler, Jody Williams, and Al-Mu'tazz.

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Among people born in 1928, Musa al-Sadr ranks 88Before him are Alan J. Pakula, Arman, Osamu Shimomura, Bernard Buffet, Wolfgang von Trips, and Gustav Leonhardt. After him are Sol LeWitt, Gaston Thorn, Roddy McDowall, Sara Montiel, Fred Rogers, and Elliott Erwitt. Among people deceased in 1978, Musa al-Sadr ranks 43Before him are Étienne Gilson, Herta Oberheuser, Charles Boyer, Tamara Karsavina, Charles Eames, and Georgi Markov. After him are Ignazio Silone, Robert Shaw, Ida Noddack, Carlo Scarpa, Hannah Höch, and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish.

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Among people born in Iran, Musa al-Sadr ranks 145 out of 463Before him are Al-Karaji (953), Istakhri (850), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Abbas Mirza (1789), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), and Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226). After him are Orodes II (null), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Al-Juwayni (1028), Shapour Bakhtiar (1914), Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942), and Sadegh Hedayat (1903).

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Among social activists born in Iran, Musa al-Sadr ranks 3Before him are Shirin Ebadi (1947) and Babak Khorramdin (798). After him are Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899), Mahmoud Taleghani (1911), Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Maryam Namazie (1966), Reyhaneh Jabbari (1988), and Death of Sahar Khodayari (1990).