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Khalid ibn al-Walid
(Arab Muslim General Who Was a Part of the Islamic Expansion under Prophet Muhammad)
Khalid ibn al-Walid
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0592 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0642 AD

Arab Muslim army general Khalid ibn al-Walid had a prominent role in the the Ridda Wars against Arab rebels and in the campaigns in Sasanian Iraq and Byzantine Syria. He was a major figure in the Islamic expansion under the Prophet Muhammad and his successors, Abu Bakr and Umar.

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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
(King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia)
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
24
Birthdate: December 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been reigning as the King of Saudi Arabia since 23 January 2015. An important political figure, Salman also served as the Minister of Defense from 5 November 2011 to 23 January 2015. Salman also served as the Governor of Riyadh Province on two occasions; from 1956 to 1960 and again from 1963 to 2011.

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Ibn Khaldun
(Sociologist, Philosopher, and Historian)
Ibn Khaldun
12
Birthdate: May 27, 1332
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunis
Died: March 16, 1406

Ibn Khaldun was an Arab scholar, philosopher, social scientist, and historian. He is often credited with founding the modern disciplines of sociology, historiography, economics, and demography. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval period.

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Mohammed bin Salman
(Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed bin Salman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah
Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince, deputy prime minister, and defense minister of Saudi Arabia. He launched the Vision 2030 program, removed the ban on female drivers, and curtailed the powers of the religious forces. However, he is known as an autocratic ruler and brutally assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 
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Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975)
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
21
Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: March 25, 1975

Faisal of Saudi Arabia was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. He was the son of King Abdulaziz and his wife, Tarfa. During his father’s reign, he was given numerous responsibilities of political significance. After coming to power, he implemented a series of modern reforms and issued a decree for the total abolition of slavery. 

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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
(Former King of Saudi Arabia)
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: January 23, 2015
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, or Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, was the king of Saudi Arabia and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2005 to 2015. One of King Abdulaziz’s sons, he also led the Saudi Arabian National Guard. He was once the world’s third-wealthiest head of state.
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Aisha bint Abu Bakr
(Muhammad's Wife)
Aisha bint Abu Bakr
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0605 AD
Birthplace: Makkah
Died: July 13, 0678
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Prophet Muhammad
(Founder of Islam)
Prophet Muhammad
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0571 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632

Prophet Muhammad was an Arab religious, political, and social leader. He is credited with founding the world's second-largest religion, Islam. He is believed to have been sent to preach and confirm the teachings of other prophets, such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. He is also believed to have received revelations from God, which form the verses of the Quran.

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Fatimah bint Muhammad
(Daughter of Muḥammad)
Fatimah bint Muhammad
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0615 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: August 18, 0632
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Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
(First Wife of Muhammad ibn Abdullah)
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0555 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: November 22, 0619

Khadīja bint Khuwaylid was the first wife of Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the founder of Islam. She is also widely regarded as Muhammad's first follower. A successful businesswoman, Khadīja is an important female figure in the Islamic tradition and is counted among the four ladies of heaven. Khadīja bint Khuwaylid is often referred to as The Mother of Believers by Muslims.

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Fahd of Saudi Arabia
(The Longest-Reigning King of Saudi Arabia (1982 - 2005))
Fahd of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: March 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: August 1, 2005

Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the eighth son of Saudi king Abdulaziz, started his career as a politician and served as the minister of education and the minister of interior of Saudi Arabia. He then reigned as the king and prime minister of Saudi Arabia for more than 2 decades, becoming the longest-reigning Saudi king.

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Al-Waleed bin Talal
(Business magnate)
Al-Waleed bin Talal
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh
Saudi Arabian businessman and philanthropist Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud is part of the Saudi royal family. Son of The Red Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, he founded the conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company. Named by Time as the Arabian Warren Buffett, he was also arrested for corruption once.
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Uthman
(The Third Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate and the Son-in-Law of Prophet Muhammad)
Uthman
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Birthdate: 0576 AD
Birthplace: Taif
Died: June 17, 0656
Uthman, also known as Osman, was the second cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad served as the third caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate. An affluent merchant of the Umayyad clan, he became the Prophet’s first convert of a high social class. He died fighting Egyptian rebels.
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Ja'far al-Sadiq
(Scholar)
Ja'far al-Sadiq
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 0702
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medina
Died: February 14, 0765
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Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
(Chief of Banu Hashim clan of Quraysh)
Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0535 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0619 AD
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Umar
(Second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate)
Umar
6
Birthdate: 0586 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: November 3, 0644

Umar was one of the most influential and powerful Muslim caliphs in history. The father-in-law of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, Umar reigned as the second Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate from 634 to 644. During his reign, the Rashidun Caliphate expanded immensely, ruling the Sasanian Empire and much of the Byzantine Empire. Umar is revered in the Sunni tradition. 

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AnEsonGib
(Saudi Arabia YouTube Star)
AnEsonGib
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riyadh
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Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
(Former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia)
Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah

Muhammad bin Nayef Al Saud is Saudi Arabia's former crown prince. The grandson of King Abdulaziz, the founder and first king of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Nayef served as the first deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia. On 6 March 2020, Muhammad bin Nayef was arrested and charged with treason. His well-being and whereabouts are currently unknown.

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Hassan Jameel
(Saudi Businessman, Deputy President and Vice Chairman of His Family's Business ‘Abdul Latif Jameel’)
Hassan Jameel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia

Hassan Jameel is a Saudi businessman and the current Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Abdul Latif Jameel's Saudi Arabia wing. He handles the international conglomerate business' operations, such as machinery, real estate, and automotive in Saudi Arabia. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hassan Jameel works towards assisting job-seekers and promotes safety and health in Saudi Arabia.

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Sultan bin Salman Al Saud
(Saudi Prince and Former Royal Saudi Air Force Pilot)
Sultan bin Salman Al Saud
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riyadh

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud is a Saudi prince best known for his service as a fighter pilot in the Royal Saudi Air Force. A payload specialist, Sultan flew aboard one of NASA's Space Shuttle missions. The first Arab and the first Muslim in space, Sultan has been honored with many prestigious awards, including the NASA Space Flight Medal. 

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Salem Al-Dawsari
(Saudi Arabian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Second-Striker)
Salem Al-Dawsari
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wadi ad-Dawasir
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jamal Khashoggi
(Journalist)
Jamal Khashoggi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina
Died: October 2, 2018
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Khalid A. Al-Falih
(Saudi Arabia Minister of Investment)
Khalid A. Al-Falih
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh

Khalid A. Al-Falih is the incumbent Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia holding office of the newly created ministry since February 2020. He earlier served as Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources; Minister of Health; and as Chairman of the board of Saudi Aramco. He is one of the founding members of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

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Ali ibn Abi Talib
(1st Shia Imam (632-661))
Ali ibn Abi Talib
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Kaaba
Died: January 28, 0661

Ali ibn Abi Talib was the son-in-law and a cousin of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He played a key role in establishing the Muslim community by participating in almost all the battles that the nascent community fought. He ruled as the fourth caliph and is revered by Shia Muslims even today.

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Adnan Khashoggi
(Businessman)
Adnan Khashoggi
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 6, 2017
Adnan Khashoggi was a Saudi businessman and arms dealer who became famous for his lavish lifestyle. He was said to be a middleman in the Iran–Contra affair and was also once arrested for his alleged association with the Imelda Marcos affair. He owned the investment company Triad International.
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Saud of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964)
Saud of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: January 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: February 23, 1969
Modernization of his country’s educational and medical facilities was the chief aim of Saudi Arabian king Saud, son of Ibn Saud. However, amid internal conflict and tension in his country, he was deposed while abroad for medical treatment, and his brother, Faisal took over as the new king.
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Saud bin Faisal Al Saud
(Saudi Arabian Diplomat and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1975 - 2015))
Saud bin Faisal Al Saud
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taif
Died: July 9, 2015

Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was a Saudi Arabian diplomat and statesman. He is best remembered for his service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 13 October 1975 to 29 April 2015. His reign as the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia for almost four decades makes him the longest-serving Minister of Foreign Affairs in world history.

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Majed Abdullah
(Saudi Arabian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Majed Abdullah
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jeddah
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Malik ibn Anas
(Jurist)
Malik ibn Anas
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 0711 AD
Birthplace: Medina
Died: 0795 AD
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Faisal I of Iraq
(King of Iraq from 1921 to 1933)
Faisal I of Iraq
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Birthdate: May 20, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: September 8, 1933
Faisal I, the first king of Iraq, led a new wave of Arab nationalism during World War I. Son of the Grand Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, Faisal united the Shias and Sunnis. His friendship with Britain led to several treaties, including Iraq’s membership in the League of Nations.
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Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
(Saudi Arabian Billionaire and Corporate Figure)
Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Al Qassim

Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi is a Saudi Arabian billionaire and corporate figure. Counted among the country's wealthiest non-royals, the Al Rajhi family has also been among the leading philanthropists in the world. In 2012, Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi was honored with the prestigious King Faisal International Prize for pledging half his fortune to charity.

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Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))
Abu Bakr
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Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: August 23, 0634

Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the founder of Islam, Muhammad. After Muhammad's death, Bakr played an important role in leading the Muslims as the first Rashidun Caliph. Under Abu Bakr’s leadership, the Muslim state expanded over the entire Arabian peninsula. Abu Bakr's work during his reign eventually led to the Muslim conquests of the Levant and Persia.

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Khalid of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia)
Khalid of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: February 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: June 13, 1982

Khalid of Saudi Arabia reigned as the king of Saudi Arabia from 1975 until his death in 1982. One of the sons of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, Khalid represented the country abroad as a diplomat. In 1943, he played a key role in establishing diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.

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Muawiyah I
(Founder of the Umayyad Caliphate)
Muawiyah I
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0680 AD
Muawiyah I, founder of the Umayyad dynasty of caliphs, is remembered in history for conquering Egypt and crushing Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law. He reigned over Damascus until his death in 680, following which a tug-of-war over succession led to the Second Muslim Civil War.
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Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud
(Saudi Arabian Artist, Poet and Governor of Makkah Region)
Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh

Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian artist, poet, and politician. The current governor of Makkah Province, Khalid also served as the governor of Asir Region from 1971 to 2007. An important political figure, Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud also served as the Minister of Education from 22 December 2013 to 29 January 2015.

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Omar bin Laden
(Saudi-Arabian Author, Artist, Businessman, and Cultural Ambassador)
Omar bin Laden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jeddah

Omar bin Laden is a Saudi-Arabian author, artist, businessman, and cultural ambassador. Omar, who has been living in France for several years now, achieved popularity when he made contributions to a book titled Growing Up bin Laden. The book, which was published in 2009, recollects his time with his father Osama bin Laden.

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Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
(A Distant Kinsman and Leading Opponent Turned Companion of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam)
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0567 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0653 AD

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb was a prominent financier and merchant from the Quraysh tribe of Mecca. His son Mu'awiya I was founder and first caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate. Abu was one of the main leaders of Mecca who opposed the Islamic prophet Muhammad, a distant Qurayshite kinsman and later Abu’s son-in-law, until Muhammad entered and captured Mecca in 630. 

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Melora Walters
(Actress)
Melora Walters
7
Birthdate: October 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhahran
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Ahmed Zaki Yamani
(Saudi Arabian Politician and Former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (1962 - 1986))
Ahmed Zaki Yamani
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mecca

Ahmed Zaki Yamani was a Saudi Arabian politician. He is best remembered for his service as the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources from 9 March 1962 to 5 October 1986. Ahmed Zaki Yamani is credited with founding a market analysis group called the Centre for Global Energy Studies in 1990.

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Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953)
Ibn Saud
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Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

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Ibn Abbas
(Companion of Muḥammad)
Ibn Abbas
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Birthdate: 0619 AD
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0687 AD
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Husayn ibn Ali
(Imam)
Husayn ibn Ali
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0626
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Medina
Died: September 30, 0680
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Fahad Al-Muwallad
(Saudi Arabian Professional Footballer Who Currently Plays as a Winger)
Fahad Al-Muwallad
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jeddah
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Muhammad(Religious leader)
(Religious leader)
Muhammad(Religious leader)
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632
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Rahaf Mohammed
(Instagram Feminist)
Rahaf Mohammed
2
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: March 11, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
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Abd al-Malik
(Fifth Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate)
Abd al-Malik
3
Birthdate: 0644
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medina
Died: October 9, 0705

Abd al-Malik reigned as the fifth Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate from 12 April 685 until his demise on 9 October 705. Abd al-Malik is often counted among the most celebrated caliphs by historians. Prior to his accession, Abd al-Malik held military and administrative posts under Caliph Mu'awiya I and Caliph Marwan I.

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Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
(Saudi Royal)
Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riyadh
Died: July 22, 2002

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was a Saudi royal and an important figure in thoroughbred horse racing. Also a media executive, Ahmed bin Salman served as the chairman of a joint stock company named Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

Hussein bin Ali Sharif of Mecca
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Birthdate: 1853 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: June 4, 1931
Hussein bin Ali Sharif had been the emir of Mecca and the king of Hejaz. While leading the Arab rebellion against the Ottomans, he had declared himself the “king of the Arab countries.” Later, he proclaimed himself the caliph but had to abdicate in the face of Ibn Saud’s attack.
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Loujain Alhathloul
(Activist)
Loujain Alhathloul
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jeddah
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Umar II
(Eighth Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate)
Umar II
4
Birthdate: November 2, 0682
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medina
Died: February 5, 0720

Umar II reigned as the eighth Caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate from 717 to 720 CE. Described as the most devout and pious of the Umayyad rulers, Umar II is credited with making various important contributions to the society. During his rule, the Islamic faith was accepted by large segments of the population of Egypt and Persia.