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Abu AlQasim Mahmoud ibn Omar Al-Zamakhshari [Ɂabu Ɂalqasim maħmʊ̯d əbn ʕumar Ɂazzamaxʃari] (1074 –1143) was a medieval Muslim scholar of Persian origin. He travelled to Makkah and settled there for five years and has been known since then as Jar Allah ‘God’s Neighbor’. He was a Mu'tazilite theologian, linguist, poet and interpreter of the Quran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Zamakhshari has received more than 108,513 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Al-Zamakhshari is the 825th most popular writer (up from 1,008th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Turkmenistan (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Turkmen Writer.

Al-Zamakhshari is most famous for his work on the Qur'an, Tafsir al-Kashshaf.

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Among writers, Al-Zamakhshari ranks 825 out of 5,794Before him are Jacinto Benavente, Chevalier d'Éon, Nonnus, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Jaroslav Seifert, and Daniel Keyes. After him are Jean Anouilh, Mori Ōgai, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Ernest Thompson Seton, Ève Curie, and Abraham Abulafia.

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Among people born in 1075, Al-Zamakhshari ranks 2Before him is Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Adelard of Bath, Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Taizong of Jin, Emperor Tianzuo of Liao, Orderic Vitalis, Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia, and Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. Among people deceased in 1144, Al-Zamakhshari ranks 2Before him is Pope Celestine II. After him are Matthew of Edessa and Berenguer Ramon, Count of Provence.

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In Turkmenistan

Among people born in Turkmenistan, Al-Zamakhshari ranks 6 out of 25Before him are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (780), Saparmurat Niyazov (1940), Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (1199), Abu Muslim (718), and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957). After him are Al-Nasa'i (829), Al-Muqanna (800), Yelena Bonner (1923), Al-Khazini (1077), Andronikos I of Trebizond (1101), and Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi (770).

Among WRITERS In Turkmenistan

Among writers born in Turkmenistan, Al-Zamakhshari ranks 1