Abu Mansur al-Maturidi

893 - 944

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Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Maḥmūd as-Samarḳandī al-ḥanafi (Persian: أبو منصور محمد بن محمد بن محمود الماتریدي السمرقندي الحنفي; 853–944 CE), often referred to as Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī for short, or reverently as Imam Māturīdī by Sunni Muslims, was a Sunni Hanafi jurist, theologian, and scriptural exegete from ninth-century Samarkand who became the eponymous codifier of one of the principal orthodox schools of Sunni theology, the Maturidi school, which became the dominant theological school for Sunni Muslims in Central Asia and later enjoyed a preeminent status as the school of choice for both the Ottoman Empire and the Mughal Empire.He was from a place called Maturid in Samarqand (Uzbekistan), and was known as Shaykh al-Islam, and the "Imam of Guidance" (Imam al-Huda). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Mansur al-Maturidi has received more than 209,183 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Abu Mansur al-Maturidi is the 424th most popular religious figure (up from 500th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Uzbekistan and the 3rd most popular Uzbekistani Religious Figure.

Abu Mansur al-Maturidi is most famous for being the founder of the Maturidi school of Islamic theology, which is one of the four schools of Sunni Islamic theology. He is also famous for his work in the field of Islamic law.

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Among religious figures, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi ranks 424 out of 2,272Before him are Peter the Hermit, Pope Stephen I, Michael I Cerularius, Gregory the Illuminator, Saint Sava, and Pope John V. After him are Alphonsus Liguori, Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Eleutherius, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pope John XI, and Camillus de Lellis.

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Among people born in 893, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi ranks 1After him are Louis the Child, William Longsword, Al-Qa'im, and Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani. Among people deceased in 944, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi ranks 1After him is Ngô Quyền.

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Among people born in Uzbekistan, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi ranks 8 out of 107Before him are Timur (1336), Al-Biruni (973), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Babur (1483), Al-Tirmidhi (824), and Islam Karimov (1938). After him are Shah Rukh (1377), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810), Anna German (1936), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), and Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849).


Among religious figures born in Uzbekistan, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi ranks 3Before him are Muhammad al-Bukhari (810) and Al-Tirmidhi (824). After him are Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327).