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Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir

1073 - 1162

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‘Adī ibn Musāfir (Kurdish: شێخ ئادی, romanized: Şêx Adî, Arabic: الشيخ عدي بن مسافر born 1072-1078, died 1162) was a Sunni Muslim sheikh who is also considered a Yazidi saint. The Yazidis consider him as an avatar of Tawûsê Melek (also called Melek Taûs), which means "Peacock Angel". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir has received more than 206,325 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir is the 813th most popular religious figure (down from 791st in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 19th in 2019) and the 8th 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 813 out of 2,238Before him are Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Giuseppe Bertello, Abdullah ibn Salam, Isidore the Laborer, Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, and Pope Leo VIII. After him are Athanasius the Athonite, Saint Silvia, Diego de Landa, Antipas of Pergamum, Barbara Blomberg, and Simeon of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in 1073, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 5Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, David IV of Georgia, Alfonso the Battler, and Leopold III, Margrave of Austria. After him are Magnus Barefoot, Ibn al-Qalanisi, and Geoffrey IV, Count of Anjou. Among people deceased in 1162, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 3Before him are Géza II of Hungary and Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona. After him are Ibn Zuhr, Haakon II of Norway, and Odo II, Duke of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Lebanon, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 21 out of 138Before him are Rafic Hariri (1944), Amin Maalouf (1949), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), Hiram I (-1000), Rashid Rida (1865), and Bachir Gemayel (1947). After him are Frumentius (400), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), Amine Gemayel (1942), Antipater of Sidon (-200), and Marinus of Tyre (100).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir ranks 8Before him are Pope Constantine (664), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Pope Sisinnius (650), Christina of Bolsena (210), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), and Rashid Rida (1865). After him are Frumentius (400), Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920), and Giuseppe Simone Assemani (1686).