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Rabia of Basra

710 - 801

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Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya (Arabic: رابعة العدوية القيسية) (714/717/718 — 801 CE) was an Arab Muslim saint and Sufi mystic and carried her life out as an influential religious figure. She is known in some parts of the world as Hazrat Rabia Basri, Rabia Al Basri or simply Rabia Basri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rabia of Basra has received more than 582,467 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Rabia of Basra is the 215th most popular religious figure (down from 214th 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 215 out of 2,238Before her are Pope Felix I, Pope Innocent IX, John of the Cross, Pope Urban VI, Pope Lucius III, and Tomás de Torquemada. After her are Pope Benedict II, Abdul Qadir Gilani, Pope Urban I, Cyprian, Pope Boniface IV, and Charles Borromeo.

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

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Among people born in Iraq, Rabia of Basra ranks 15 out of 338Before her are Sarah (-1803), Al-Kindi (801), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), and Alexander IV of Macedon (-323). After her are Zaha Hadid (1950), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Ezra (-500), Al-Masudi (896), and Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Rabia of Basra ranks 5Before her are Abraham (-1813), Abu Hanifa (698), Sarah (-1803), and Mani (216). After her are Ezra (-500), Belshazzar (-600), Idris (-3500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Eber (-2038), Ibn Hisham (701), and Junayd of Baghdad (830).