Muqtada al-Sadr

Iraqi politician

Muqtada al-Sadr (Arabic: مقتدى الصدر‎, romanized: Muqtadā ṣ-Ṣadr; born 12 August 1973)[2] is an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement[3] and the leader of Saraya al-Salam.

Muqtada al-Sadr
مقتدى الصدر
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Born (1973-08-12) 12 August 1973 (age 46)
MovementAlliance of Revolutionaries for Reform (Saairun)[1]

Muqtada al-Sadr is one of the most influential religious and popular figures in Iraq.[4]

In May 2018, al-Sadr's coalition emerged as the frontrunnner in Iraq's national elections, the first since the Islamic State was declared defeated in Iraq.[5]


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  2. Moubayed, Sami (2007-12-18). "Iraq's Muqtada not quite Hezbollah mold". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  3. Hroub, Khaled (2012-05-28). Political Islam: Context Versus Ideology. Saqi. ISBN 978-0-86356-883-1.
  4. Nasr, Vali, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future (Norton, 2006), p. 192
  5. Issa | AP, Philip (2018-05-14). "Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-14.