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Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti

1929 - 2013

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Mohammed Said Ramadan Al-Bouti (Arabic: مُحَّمَد سَعِيد رَمَضَان ٱلْبُوطِي, romanized: Muḥammad Saʿīd Ramaḍān al-Būṭī) was a notable Sunni Muslim scholar who was also known as "Shaykh of the Levant". He was killed on 21 March 2013, during the Syrian civil war, reportedly in a bomb explosion, though "many questions about the death" have been raised by videos of the scene.Called a "prolific writer whose sermons were regularly broadcast on television", and "more familiar to Syrian TV viewers than anybody other than President Bashar al-Assad", Al-Bouti authored more than sixty books on various Islamic issues, and was considered an important scholar of the approach based on the four schools of Sunni Islam and the orthodox Ash'arite creed. Other than his religious works, he also has worked in literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti has received more than 126,086 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti is the 1,581st most popular writer (up from 1,913th in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 599th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Turkish Writer.

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti ranks 1,581 out of 5,755Before him are Alexander Belyaev, Alice Walker, Olaudah Equiano, James Ellroy, Ippolita Maria Sforza, and Alistair MacLean. After him are Sri Chinmoy, Yan Fu, Táhirih, Remy de Gourmont, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Ono no Komachi.

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Among people born in 1929, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti ranks 123Before him are André Previn, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Hugo Claus, Osamu Yamaji, Joan Plowright, and Antonio Carbajal. After him are Branko Zebec, Alexis Weissenberg, Menahem Golan, Nureddin al-Atassi, Sam Nujoma, and Édouard Balladur. Among people deceased in 2013, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti ranks 88Before him are Antoni Ramallets, Otfried Preußler, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Chris Kyle, Ken Norton, and Pedro Rocha. After him are Sergiu Nicolaescu, José Froilán González, Colin Wilson, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Zillur Rahman, and Seamus Heaney.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti ranks 540 out of 1,301Before him are Leo V, King of Armenia (1342), Jovan Vladimir (990), Theodore Metochites (1270), Drastamat Kanayan (1884), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), and Neslişah Sultan (1921). After him are Doukas (1400), Kemal Sunal (1944), Şehzade Korkut (1467), Hakan Şükür (1971), Tervel of Bulgaria (675), and Proclus of Constantinople (310).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti ranks 42Before him are Kâtip Çelebi (1609), Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873), Yeghishe Charents (1897), Petros Markaris (1937), Symeon the New Theologian (949), and Yaşar Kemal (1923). After him are Zeki Müren (1931), Xenophon of Ephesus (101), Nicander (-250), Hipponax (-600), Alexander Polyhistor (-100), and Adamantios Korais (1748).