Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy

1928 - 2010

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Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (Arabic: محمد سيد طنطاوي‎; 28 October 1928 – 10 March 2010), also referred to as Tantawi, was an influential Islamic scholar in Egypt. From 1986 to 1996, he was the Grand Mufti of Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy has received more than 154,859 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy is the 1,962nd most popular writer (up from 2,225th in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 297th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Egyptian Writer.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.40

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  • 2.43

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Among writers, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy ranks 1,962 out of 5,794Before him are Robert de Clari, Joachim Neander, Wieland Wagner, José-Maria de Heredia, José Carlos Mariátegui, and Heinrich Glarean. After him are Subramania Bharati, Edwin Abbott Abbott, Hincmar, Richard Aldington, Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, and Vasily Aksyonov.

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Among people born in 1928, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy ranks 154Before him are Malcolm Glazer, Ulric Neisser, Peter Naur, Petr Ginz, Vidal Sassoon, and Gordie Howe. After him are Ardico Magnini, Luigi Colani, Sid Watkins, Anne Sexton, Al Lettieri, and Tom Sharpe. Among people deceased in 2010, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy ranks 83Before him are Eddie Fisher, Ariel Ramírez, Sigmar Polke, Orlando Peçanha, Theo Albrecht, and Robert Culp. After him are Peter Graves, Miguel Delibes, Malcolm McLaren, Captain Beefheart, Alexander Haig, and Vladislav Ardzinba.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy ranks 292 out of 520Before him are Shenoute (348), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), Barsanuphius (401), Menkare (-2200), Edmond Jabès (1912), and Boutros Ghali (1846). After him are Mohammed Badie (1943), Setepenre (-1400), Osorkon III (-900), Hassan Fathy (1900), Khamudi (-1549), and Amyrtaeus (-450).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy ranks 22Before him are Anastasius Sinaita (630), Ahmed Shawqi (1868), Ibn al-Farid (1181), Herodas (-300), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), and Edmond Jabès (1912). After him are Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Apollonius Dyscolus (200), Ammonius of Alexandria (300), Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (1801), and André Aciman (1951).