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Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

1703 - 1792

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Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ibn Sulayman al-Tamimi (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الوهاب بن سليمان, romanized: Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Sulaymān al-Tamīmī; 1703–1792) was an Arabian Islamic scholar, theologian, preacher, activist, religious leader, and reformer from Najd in central Arabia, considered as the eponymous founder of the Wahhabi movement. His prominent students included his sons Ḥusayn, Abdullāh, ʿAlī, and Ibrāhīm, his grandson ʿAbdur-Raḥman ibn Ḥasan, his son-in-law ʿAbdul-ʿAzīz ibn Muḥammad ibn Saʿūd, Ḥamād ibn Nāṣir ibn Muʿammar, and Ḥusayn āl-Ghannām. The label "Wahhabi" is not claimed by his followers but rather employed by Western scholars as well as his critics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab has received more than 1,992,523 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab is the 125th most popular philosopher (up from 128th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Saudi Arabian Philosopher.

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab was a Muslim scholar who was born in 1703 and died in 1792. He is most famous for his book "Kitab at-Tawhid" which was written in the 18th century.

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Among philosophers, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 125 out of 1,081Before him are George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Antisthenes, Ramon Llull, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. After him are Tommaso Campanella, Marsilio Ficino, Mozi, Chanakya, Oswald Spengler, and Emanuel Swedenborg.

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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, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Jonathan Edwards, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Theodor of Bavaria, and Aleksei Chirikov. Among people deceased in 1792, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 2Before him is Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Gustav III of Sweden, Maria Luisa of Spain, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Joshua Reynolds, Richard Arkwright, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Joseph Martin Kraus, Nguyễn Huệ, Tiradentes, and Robert Adam.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab ranks 23 out of 251Before him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Ibn Saud (1875), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), Malik ibn Anas (711), and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646). After him are Umar II (682), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), and Marwan I (623).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Saudi Arabia

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