Rabia of Basra

710 - 801

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Rābiʼa al-ʼAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya (Arabic: رابعة العدوية القيسية; c. 716 – 801 CE) was an Arab Muslim saint, one of the earliest Sufi mystics and an influential religious figure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rabia of Basra has received more than 730,495 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Rabia of Basra is the 157th most popular religious figure (up from 218th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Iraq and the 5th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

Rabia of Basra is most famous for her poetry.

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Among religious figures, Rabia of Basra ranks 157 out of 3,187Before her are Pope Leo XII, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope Pius IV, Pope Clement XII, Catherine of Siena, and Pope Innocent X. After her are Pope Sixtus V, Ānanda, Pope Callixtus III, Pope Martin IV, Pope Julius III, and Pope Honorius III.

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Among people born in 710, Rabia of Basra ranks 1After her are Desiderius, Carloman, Saint Walpurga, Krum, Antipope Constantine II, Sevar of Bulgaria, Aureolus of Aragon, and Lullus. Among people deceased in 801, Rabia of Basra ranks 2Before her is Ragnar Lodbrok. After her are Theodote, Bardanes Tourkos, Eudokia Dekapolitissa, Constantine, Theophano of Athens, and Eadberht III Præn.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Rabia of Basra ranks 15 out of 384Before her are Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Al-Kindi (801), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Ibn al-Haytham (965), and Mani (216). After her are Nur ad-Din (1116), Zaha Hadid (1950), Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), and Ezra (-500).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Rabia of Basra ranks 5Before her are Abraham (-1813), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), and Mani (216). After her are Ezra (-500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Belshazzar (-600), Eber (-2038), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ibn Hisham (701), and Hillel the Elder (-110).