Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir

1073 - 1162

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Sheikh ‘Adī ibn Musāfir (Kurdish: شێخ ئادی‎, romanized: Şêx Adî, Arabic: الشيخ عدي بن مسافر‎ born 1072-1078, died 1162) was a Muslim sheikh of Arab origin, born in the 1070s in the village of Bait Far, in the Beqaa Valley of present-day Lebanon. ‘Adīs house of his birth is a place of pious pilgrimage to this day. The Yazidi consider him an avatar of Tawûsê Melek, which means "Peacock Angel". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir has received more than 140,955 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir is the 792nd most popular religious figure (up from 891st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 18th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Lebanese Religious Figure.

Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir is most famous for being a Sufi mystic who was born in Jerusalem. He is also known for his contributions to the development of the Qadiri order of Sufism.

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Among religious figures, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 792 out of 2,272Before him are Medardus, Ananias of Damascus, Antipope Clement VIII, Arnold of Brescia, Saint Eligius, and Safi-ad-din Ardabili. After him are Mary Jane Kelly, Servatius of Tongeren, Ebussuud Efendi, Clemens August Graf von Galen, Leonard of Noblac, and Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

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Among people born in 1073, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 6Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, David IV of Georgia, Alfonso the Battler, Magnus Barefoot, and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria. After him is Ibn al-Qalanisi. Among people deceased in 1162, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 4Before him are Géza II of Hungary, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, and Ibn Zuhr. After him are Haakon II of Norway and Odo II, Duke of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Lebanon, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 19 out of 119Before him are Ulpian (170), Amin Maalouf (1949), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hiram I (-1000), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), and Rashid Rida (1865). After him are Bachir Gemayel (1947), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Michel Suleiman (1948), Amine Gemayel (1942), Antipater of Sidon (-200), and Pamphilus of Caesarea (240).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 6Before him are Saint Barbara (300), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Christina of Bolsena (210), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), and Rashid Rida (1865). After him are Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), Frumentius (400), Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), and Aram I (1947).