Famous Iraqi Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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 1 Nimrod

Nimrod
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Famous As: Biblical Figure
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nimrod appears in the Bible as a ruler of Shinar, or Mesopotamia. Genesis and the Books of Chronicles state he was the son of Cush. Some sources link him to the Towel of Babel. He has been identified with countless real and mythical figures, such as the Mesopotamian god Ninurta.

 2 Enoch

Enoch
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Famous As: Methuselah's father
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Babylon

 3 Ali al-Sistani

Ali al-Sistani
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Famous As: Theologian, Akhoond
Birthdate: August 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mashhad
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 4 Nehemiah

Nehemiah
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Babylon

 5 Idris

Idris
4
Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Babylon

 6 Hujjat-Allah al-Mahdi

Hujjat-Allah al-Mahdi
4
Famous As: Imam
Birthdate: July 28, 0869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Abbasid Samarra
Died: July 4, 0874

 7 Terah

Terah
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Famous As: Abraham's Father
Birthdate: 1883 BC
Birthplace: Ur of the Chaldees
Died: 1678 BC

According to the Book of Genesis, Terah is the father of the patriarch Abraham. Mentioned in Genesis 11:26–27, Terah is identified as the one who led his family on a mysterious journey to Canaan, which might have played a crucial role in the events that later unfold in Abraham's life.

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 8 Hillel the Elder

Hillel the Elder
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Famous As: Jewish scholar
Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Babylonia

 9 Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0855 AD

Ahmad ibn Hanbal was an Arab Muslim theologian, jurist, hadith traditionist, and ascetic. He is credited with founding one of the four prominent legal schools of Sunni Islam, the Hanbali school of Sunni jurisprudence. A highly active and influential scholar, Ahmad ibn Hanbal is widely regarded as one of the most respected intellectual personalities in the history of Islam.

 10 Al-Mustaʿṣim

Al-Mustaʿṣim
3
Famous As: Caliph
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 20, 1258

 11 Al-Muʿtaṣim

Al-Muʿtaṣim
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Famous As: ʿAbbāsid caliph
Birthdate: September 30, 0796
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: January 5, 0842

 12 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
3
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: November 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Najaf, Iraq
Died: July 4, 2010

 13 Al-Mutawakkil

Al-Mutawakkil
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Famous As: Caliph of Baghdad
Birthdate: March 31, 0822
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iraq, Iraq
Died: December 11, 0861

 14 Al-Amīn

Al-Amīn
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Famous As: Caliph
Birthdate: April 14, 0787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0813 AD

 15 Saadia Gaon

Saadia Gaon
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: June 30, 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: May 21, 0942

 16 Yitzhak Kaduri

Yitzhak Kaduri
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: 1898 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: January 28, 2006

 17 Ibn al-Jawzi

Ibn al-Jawzi
2
Famous As: Hagiographer
Birthdate: 1116 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: June 16, 1201

 18 Al-Muʿtaḍid

Al-Muʿtaḍid
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0857 AD
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: April 5, 0902

 19 Isaac of Nineveh

Isaac of Nineveh
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 0613 AD
Birthplace: Qatar
Died: 0700 AD

 20 Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr

Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
2
Famous As: Prominent Iraqi Shia marja
Birthdate: March 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 19, 1999

 21 Yasser Al-Habib

Yasser Al-Habib
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Famous As: Cleric
Birthdate: January 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iraq

 22 Ibn Khallikān

Ibn Khallikān
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: September 22, 1211
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: October 30, 1282

 23 Anan ben David

Anan ben David
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0715 AD
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: 0795 AD

 24 Hai Gaon

Hai Gaon
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: 0939 AD
Birthplace: Babylonia, Iraq
Died: March 28, 1038

 25 Rav Ashi

Rav Ashi
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: 0352 AD
Birthplace: Babylon
Died: 0427 AD

 26 Abu Abdallah al-Shi'i

Abu Abdallah al-Shi'i
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Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: February 8, 0911

 27 Amram Gaon

Amram Gaon
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0810 AD
Birthplace: Sura
Died: 0875 AD

 28 Raphael I Bidawid

Raphael I Bidawid
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: April 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: July 7, 2003

 29 Aḥa Of Shabḥa

Aḥa Of Shabḥa
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0680 AD
Birthplace: Shabha, Iraq
Died: 0761 AD

 30 Reuben

Reuben
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Birthdate: 1569 BC
Died: 1445 BC

 31 Rachel

Rachel
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Famous As: Jacob's wife
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Paddan Aram
Died: 1553 BC