Abdullah Yusuf Azzam

1941 - 1989

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Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (Arabic: عبد الله يوسف عزام‎, ‘Abdu’llāh Yūsuf ‘Azzām; 1941 – 24 November 1989) was a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian and an influential Salafist jihadist. Azzam preached defensive jihad by Muslims to help the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet invaders.Azzam was a teacher and mentor of Osama bin Laden and persuaded bin Laden to come to Afghanistan and help the jihad. Together they cofounded the Maktab al-Khidamat in order to recruit foreign volunteers for the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdullah Yusuf Azzam has received more than 543,567 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Abdullah Yusuf Azzam is the 2,711th most popular politician (up from 3,356th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Palestine (up from 18th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Politician.

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam is most famous for being the mentor of Osama bin Laden and co-founder of the Muslim World League.

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Among politicians, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ranks 2,711 out of 15,710Before him are Stanley Baldwin, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Amyntas III of Macedon, Anne of France, Eliot Ness, and Sweyn III of Denmark. After him are Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Huáscar, Stefan Dečanski, Christine of France, Erich Mielke, and Alfonso III of Aragon.

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Among people born in 1941, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ranks 50Before him are Jordi Savall, Jürgen Prochnow, Anne Rice, Ivica Osim, Dan Shechtman, and Ray Tomlinson. After him are Chick Corea, Viktor Zubkov, Nathalie Delon, Michael D. Higgins, Frank Farian, and Jules A. Hoffmann. Among people deceased in 1989, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ranks 36Before him are John Cassavetes, Hermann Oberth, Daphne du Maurier, Leon Festinger, Emilio Segrè, and Guy Williams. After him are Bruce Chatwin, Danilo Kiš, Sugar Ray Robinson, Michel Aflaq, Irving Stone, and George Beadle.

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In Palestine

Among people born in Palestine, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ranks 14 out of 28Before him are Zacchaeus (50), Athaliah (-900), Herod Archelaus (-23), Jehoshaphat (-908), Justin Martyr (100), and Isabella I of Jerusalem (1172). After him are Mary of Bethany (null), Pekahiah (-800), Sozomen (400), Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Hilarion (291), and Khaled Mashal (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In Palestine

Among politicians born in Palestine, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam ranks 4Before him are David (-1010), Zacchaeus (50), and Herod Archelaus (-23). After him are Pekahiah (-800), Ismail Haniyeh (1962), Khaled Mashal (1956), Ahmed Qurei (1938), Salam Fayyad (1952), Marwan Barghouti (1959), and Nizar Rayan (1959).