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Junayd of Baghdad

830 - 910

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Junayd of Baghdad (Persian: جُنیدِ بَغدادی; Arabic: الجنيد البغدادي) was a Persian mystic and one of the most famous of the early Islamic saints. He is a central figure in the spiritual lineage of many Sufi orders. Junayd taught in Baghdad throughout his lifetime and was an important figure in the development of Sufi doctrine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Junayd of Baghdad has received more than 394,130 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Junayd of Baghdad is the 568th most popular religious figure (up from 624th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 57th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

The Al-Mustansiriyya Madrasa is a madrasa in Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1227 by the Abbasid caliph al-Mustansir and served as an educational institution for the Islamic sciences.

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Among religious figures, Junayd of Baghdad ranks 568 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Walpurga, Pope Boniface II, Marcel Lefebvre, Al-Suyuti, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, and Louis de Montfort. After him are Antipope Alexander V, Pope Felix IV, Francis of Paola, Muhammad al-Jawad, Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, and Maria al-Qibtiyya.

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Among people born in 830, Junayd of Baghdad ranks 5Before him are Rurik, Pope Marinus I, Carloman of Bavaria, and Saint Naum. After him are Baldwin I, Margrave of Flanders, Kocel, Guthrum, Ermentrude of Orléans, Emperor Kōkō, Rimbert, and Mutimir of Serbia. Among people deceased in 910, Junayd of Baghdad ranks 3Before him are Ingólfr Arnarson and Saint Naum. After him are Alfonso III of Asturias, Richilde of Provence, Yasovarman I, and Gebhard, Duke of Lorraine.

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Among people born in Iraq, Junayd of Baghdad ranks 53 out of 338Before him are Al-Jahiz (775), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Ibn Hisham (701), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), and Mustafa Barzani (1903). After him are Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Ali Hassan al-Majid (1941), Tariq Aziz (1936), and Fuad Masum (1938).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Junayd of Baghdad ranks 12Before him are Ezra (-500), Belshazzar (-600), Idris (-3500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Eber (-2038), and Ibn Hisham (701). After him are Hillel the Elder (-110), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Haran (null), Ibn Sa'd (784), Ibn Qutaybah (828), and Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935).