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Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Darazi (Arabic: محمد بن إسماعيل الدرزي, romanized: Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Darazī) was an 11th-century Isma'ili preacher and early leader of the Druze faith who was labeled a heretic in 1016 and subsequently executed in 1018 by the Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (r. 996–1021). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ad-Darazi has received more than 135,626 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ad-Darazi is the 1,213th most popular religious figure (up from 1,597th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Uzbekistan (up from 31st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Uzbekistani Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ad-Darazi ranks 1,213 out of 3,187Before him are Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, Yohanan ben Zakkai, Zita, Pope Theophilus of Alexandria, Nimatullah Kassab, and Shaohao. After him are Francesco Barberini, Oda Nobutada, Shirali Muslimov, Ibn Khuzayma, Carlo Maria Viganò, and Geert Groote.

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Among people born in 1000, Ad-Darazi ranks 24Before him are Antipope Gregory VI, Rozala of Italy, Sulayman ibn al-Hakam, Vazul, Suryavarman I, and Bardas Skleros. After him are Abd al-Rahman IV, Rajendra Chola I, Lothair II of Italy, Marquess of Beixiang, Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, and Sweyn Haakonsson. Among people deceased in 1018, Ad-Darazi ranks 5Before him are Harald II of Denmark, Thietmar of Merseburg, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, and Antipope Gregory VI. After him are Abd al-Rahman IV, Henry I, Margrave of Austria, Ali ibn Hammud al-Nasir, and William II, Count of Provence.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Ad-Darazi ranks 27 out of 190Before him are Abdullah Khan II (1533), Anna German (1936), Ali Qushji (1403), Viktor Bryukhanov (1935), Fayzulla Khodzhayev (1896), and Goharshad Begum (1400). After him are Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat (1499), Amoghavajra (705), Umar Shaikh Mirza II (1456), Mirkhvand (1433), Sharof Rashidov (1917), and Vladimir Dzhanibekov (1942).


Among religious figures born in Uzbekistan, Ad-Darazi ranks 5Before him are Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), and Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327). After him are Amoghavajra (705).