Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

1703 - 1792

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (; Arabic: محمد بن عبد الوهاب‎; 1703 – 22 June 1792) was a religious leader, Islamic scholar and theologian from Najd in central Arabia, founder of the Islamic doctrine and movement known as Wahhabism. Born to a family of jurists, Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab's early education consisted of learning a fairly standard curriculum of orthodox jurisprudence according to the Hanbali school of law, which was the school of law most prevalent in his area of birth. Despite his initial rudimentary training in classical Sunni Muslim tradition, Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab gradually became opposed to many of the most popular Sunni practices such as the visitation to and veneration of the tombs of Muslim saints, which he felt amounted to heretical religious innovation or even idolatry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab has received more than 1,337,108 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 137th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 136 out of 1,005Before him are Giambattista Vico, John Wycliffe, Pyrrho, György Lukács, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Isocrates. After him are Edith Stein, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Leucippus, Clement of Alexandria, and Simone Weil.

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Among people born in 1703, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 2Before him is François Boucher. After him are Marie Leszczyńska, John Wesley, Louis, Duke of Orléans, Jonathan Edwards, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Aleksei Chirikov, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Mary Toft, and Vasily Trediakovsky. Among people deceased in 1792, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 3Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Gustav III of Sweden. After him are Joshua Reynolds, Maria Luisa of Spain, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Richard Arkwright, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Robert Adam, Joseph Martin Kraus, Nguyễn Huệ, and Johann van Beethoven.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 18 out of 174Before him are Hasan ibn Ali (624), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Osama bin Laden (1957), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646). After him are Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Ibn Saud (1875), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Umar II (682), and Salman the Persian (568).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Saudi Arabia

Among philosophers born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 1After him are Hasan al-Basri (642).

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