Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī

1837 - 1897

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Sayyid Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (Persian: سید جمال‌‌‌الدین افغانی‎), also known as Sayyid Jamāl ad-Dīn Asadābādī (Persian: سید جمال‌‌‌الدین اسد‌آبادی‎) and commonly known as Al-Afghani (1838/1839 – 9 March 1897), was a political activist and Islamic ideologist who travelled throughout the Muslim world during the late 19th century. He is one of the founders of Islamic Modernism as well as an advocate of Pan-Islamic unity in Europe and Hindu–Muslim unity in India against the British, he has been described as being less interested in minor differences in Islamic jurisprudence than he was in organizing a united response to Western pressure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī has received more than 296,634 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī is the 33rd most popular social activist (up from 36th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Afghan Social Activist.

Jamāl al-dīn al-afghānī is most famous for being the founder of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.

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Among social activists, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ranks 33 out of 544Before him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Martin Niemöller, Emmeline Pankhurst, Simon bar Kokhba, Emma Goldman, and Jan Palach. After him are Sadako Sasaki, Sophie Scholl, Jimmy Hoffa, Pheidippides, Omar Mukhtar, and Simon Wiesenthal.

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Among people born in 1837, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ranks 7Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Alois Hitler, Mily Balakirev, Grover Cleveland, and J. P. Morgan. After him are Marie François Sadi Carnot, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Fredrik Bajer, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. Among people deceased in 1897, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ranks 6Before him are Johannes Brahms, Thérèse of Lisieux, Alphonse Daudet, Jacob Burckhardt, and Karl Weierstrass. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, James Joseph Sylvester, Savitribai Phule, Albert Marth, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ranks 5 out of 108Before him are Rumi (1207), Abbas the Great (1571), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), and Hamid Karzai (1957). After him are Jami (1414), Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Afghanistan

Among social activists born in Afghanistan, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ranks 1After him are Meena Keshwar Kamal (1956) and Sonita Alizadeh (1996).