Muhammad al-Jawad

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Muhammad ibn Ali al-Jawad (Arabic: محمد بن علي الجواد, romanized: Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Jawād, c. 8 April 811 – 29 November 835) was a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the ninth of the Twelve Imams, succeeding his father, Ali al-Rida. He was known as al-Jawād (lit. 'the generous') and al-Taqī (lit. 'the pious'). Similar to many of his predecessors, al-Jawad kept aloof from politics and engaged in teaching. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad al-Jawad has received more than 312,726 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Muhammad al-Jawad is the 572nd most popular religious figure (down from 563rd in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 71st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Religious Figure.

Muhammad al-Jawad is most famous for being the youngest person to be a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Among religious figures, Muhammad al-Jawad ranks 572 out of 2,238Before him are Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Louis de Montfort, Junayd of Baghdad, Antipope Alexander V, Pope Felix IV, and Francis of Paola. After him are Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Maria al-Qibtiyya, Saint Casimir, Zayd ibn Thabit, Pope Eusebius, and Pope Vigilius.

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Among people born in 811, Muhammad al-Jawad ranks 2Before him is Basil I.  Among people deceased in 835, Muhammad al-Jawad ranks 1After him are Kūkai, Jayavarman II, and Berengar the Wise.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad al-Jawad ranks 77 out of 251Before him are Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), Hasan al-Askari (846), and Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680). After him are Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), Zayd ibn Thabit (615), Ali al-Hadi (829), Muhammad bin Qasim (695), Talal of Jordan (1909), and Hind bint Utbah (510).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad al-Jawad ranks 32Before him are Anas ibn Malik (612), Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), Abdullah ibn Masud (600), Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Muadh ibn Jabal (600), and Hasan al-Askari (846). After him are Ruqayyah bint Muhammad (598), Zayd ibn Thabit (615), Ali al-Hadi (829), Zayd ibn Ali (695), Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah (637), and Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600).