Ibrahim Zakzaky

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Ibraheem Yaqoub El-Zakzaky (alternately Ibraheem Zakzaky, Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky; born 5 May 1953) is a Nigerian religious leader. An outspoken and prominent Shi'a leader in Nigeria, he has been imprisoned several times for his struggle against what he sees as injustice, especially the system of corruption in his country. Zakzaky claims that only Islam can offer solution to the complex socio-political problems facing Nigeria, which has over the years stagnated the country's development. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibrahim Zakzaky has received more than 552,358 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibrahim Zakzaky is the 485th most popular social activist, the 38th most popular biography from Nigeria and the 2nd most popular Nigerian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Ibrahim Zakzaky ranks 485 out of 840Before him are Danuta Wałęsa, Har Dayal, José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo, David Sassoon, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Teuku Umar. After him are Theodor Loos, Nelly Diener, Marianne Hainisch, Lucy Salani, Meri Mangakāhia, and Fred Hampton.

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Among people born in 1953, Ibrahim Zakzaky ranks 307Before him are Enzo Trossero, Cornel West, Katarina Frostenson, Hiroyuki Usui, Kim Gordon, and Jan Kjærstad. After him are Grażyna Szapołowska, Kvitka Cisyk, Jürgen Pommerenke, Antoine de Caunes, Robert Charles Wilson, and Pamela Sue Martin.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky ranks 38 out of 309Before him are Murtala Mohammed (1938), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Taribo West (1974), Aliko Dangote (1957), and Emmanuel Amunike (1970). After him are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), John Onaiyekan (1944), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), and Kelechi Iheanacho (1996).


Among social activists born in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky ranks 2Before him are Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941). After him are Adenike Oladosu (1994).