Yahya ibn Ma'in

775 - 847

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Yaḥyā ibn Maʻīn (Arabic: يحيى بن معين) (774-847), was a classical Islamic scholar in the field of hadith. He was a close friend of Ahmad ibn Hanbal for much of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yahya ibn Ma'in has received more than 75,385 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Yahya ibn Ma'in is the 1,424th most popular religious figure, the 207th most popular biography from Iraq and the 25th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Yahya ibn Ma'in ranks 1,424 out of 3,187Before him are Rafael Merry del Val, Maximianus of Ravenna, Theophilus Presbyter, Lipit-Ishtar, Elizabeth Blount, and Theophylact of Constantinople. After him are Raniero Cantalamessa, Armand de Périgord, Baldwin of Luxembourg, Peter Bartholomew, Ajahn Chah, and Al-Baghawi.

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Among people born in 775, Yahya ibn Ma'in ranks 6Before him are Pope Paschal I, Leo V the Armenian, Al-Jahiz, Staurakios, and Rotrude.  Among people deceased in 847, Yahya ibn Ma'in ranks 4Before him are Pope Sergius II, Al-Wathiq, and Methodios I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in Iraq, Yahya ibn Ma'in ranks 207 out of 384Before him are Qusay Hussein (1966), Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi (640), Ibn Muqla (886), Ashurnasirpal I (-1100), Seleucus of Seleucia (-190), and Lipit-Ishtar (-1890). After him are Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737), Al-Sharif al-Radi (970), Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi (980), Al-Farazdaq (641), Mashallah ibn Athari (740), and Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer (1958).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Yahya ibn Ma'in ranks 25Before him are Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935), Abo of Tiflis (756), Dawud al-Zahiri (815), An Shigao (101), Bashar ibn Burd (714), and Lipit-Ishtar (-1890). After him are Ma'mar ibn al-Muthanna (728), Muhammad al-Sadr (1943), Nahor, son of Terah (null), Al-Baqillani (950), Emmanuel III Delly (1927), and Yitzhak Kaduri (1898).