Muhammad Abduh

1849 - 1905

Muhammad Abduh

Muḥammad 'Abduh (1849 – 11 July 1905) (also spelled Mohammed Abduh, Arabic: محمد عبده‎) was an Egyptian Islamic scholar, Islamic jurist, mujaddid, Freemason, and writer. He is regarded as one of the key founding figures of Islamic Modernism, sometimes called "Neo-Mu’tazilism" after the medieval Islamic school of theology based on rationalism, Muʿtazila. He also wrote, among other things, "Treatise on the Oneness of God", and a commentary on the Quran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Abduh has received more than 340,893 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 233rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Muhammad Abduh ranks 231 out of 1,005Before him are Imre Lakatos, Milarepa, Ibn Tufail, Orosius, Baltasar Gracián, and Hasan al-Basri. After him are Thomas Carlyle, Epimenides, Jacques Maritain, Celsus, Isaiah Berlin, and Miguel de Unamuno.

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Among people born in 1849, Muhammad Abduh ranks 6Before him are Ivan Pavlov, August Strindberg, August von Mackensen, Felix Klein, and Édouard-Henri Avril. After him are John William Waterhouse, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bertha Benz, Alfred von Tirpitz, Bernhard von Bülow, and Sergei Witte. Among people deceased in 1905, Muhammad Abduh ranks 4Before him are Jules Verne, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Ernst Abbe. After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Adolph Menzel, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Louise Michel, and Élisée Reclus.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Muhammad Abduh ranks 90 out of 432Before him are Saint Maurice (250), Athenaeus (200), Paul of Thebes (227), Ramesses VI (-1175), Pappus of Alexandria (290), and Hassan al-Banna (1906). After him are Shepseskaf (-2600), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Mohamed ElBaradei (1942), Sanakht (-2700), Fuad I of Egypt (1868), and Maria al-Qibtiyya (600).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Muhammad Abduh ranks 7Before him are Origen (185), Plotinus (203), Arius (256), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Philo (-15), and Sextus Empiricus (160). After him are Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Ammonius Saccas (175), Saadia Gaon (882), John Philoponus (490), Valentinus (100), and Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796).

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