Dawud al-Zahiri

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Dāwūd ibn ʿAlī ibn Khalaf al-Ẓāhirī (Arabic: دَاوُود بْن عَلِيّ بْن خَلَف ٱلظَّاهِرِيّ; 815–883 CE / 199–269 AH) was a Sunni Muslim scholar, jurist, and theologian during the Islamic Golden Age, specialized in the study of Islamic law (sharīʿa) and the fields of hermeneutics, biographical evaluation, and historiography of early Islam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dawud al-Zahiri has received more than 162,080 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Dawud al-Zahiri is the 1,167th most popular religious figure (up from 1,536th in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 212th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.47

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  • 1.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Dawud al-Zahiri has had the most page views in the with 24,296 views, followed by Arabic (19,389), and Indonesian (4,141). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kazakh (64.69%), French (59.72%), and Malayalam (39.91%)


Among religious figures, Dawud al-Zahiri ranks 1,167 out of 3,187Before him are Henry Molaison, Sinchi Roca, Alexandre do Nascimento, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Lillian Asplund, and Abo of Tiflis. After him are Hilarion, Didymus the Blind, Isaac of Armenia, Amandus, Gildas, and Karekin II.

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Among people born in 815, Dawud al-Zahiri ranks 4Before him are Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Theodora, and Anastasius Bibliothecarius. After him is Pepin, Count of Vermandois. Among people deceased in 883, Dawud al-Zahiri ranks 1After him is Ali ibn Umar.

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Among people born in Iraq, Dawud al-Zahiri ranks 174 out of 384Before him are Al-Mustakfi (905), Barham Salih (1960), Ayad Allawi (1944), Al-Mustanjid (1124), Al-Qadir (947), and Abo of Tiflis (756). After him are At-Ta'i (932), Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid (882), Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), Rimush (null), Al-Muqtafi (1096), and Ur-Nanshe (-2500).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Dawud al-Zahiri ranks 21Before him are Ibn Qutaybah (828), Ahmad al-Rifaʽi (1118), Suhayb ar-Rumi (587), Ibn Sa'd (784), Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935), and Abo of Tiflis (756). After him are An Shigao (101), Bashar ibn Burd (714), Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Yahya ibn Ma'in (775), Ma'mar ibn al-Muthanna (728), and Muhammad al-Sadr (1943).