A Muslim convert once more 

https://amuslimconvertoncemore.blogspot.com/2010/08/imam-abu-al-hasan-ali-zayn-al-abidin-qs.html

Imam Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-‘Abidin (q.s.) was born on a Thursday the 5th of Sha’ban, 38 AH in Madina al-Munawwarah according to Masalik as-Salikin.  He was one of the greatest of the‘arifin of his era.  Imam Muhammad ibn Muslimaz-Zuhri (r.a.) said, “I have not seen any Quraysh more excellent than Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin.”  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (r.a.) used to look at Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin (q.s.) and refer to him as the Beloved of the Beloved. ( )