Rahaf Mohammed

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Rahaf Mohammed (formerly Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun Al-Shammari; Arabic: رهف محمد مطلق القنون الشمري; born 11 March 2000) is a Saudi author who was detained by Thai authorities on 5 January 2019 while in transit through an airport in Bangkok, en route from Kuwait to Australia. She had intended to claim asylum in Australia and escape her family who she says abused her and threatened to kill her for, among other reasons, leaving Islam, an act that is a capital offence under Saudi law. After she appealed for help on Twitter and gained significant attention, Thai authorities abandoned their plans to forcibly return her to Kuwait (from where she would be repatriated to Saudi Arabia), and she was taken under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and granted refugee status. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rahaf Mohammed has received more than 534,519 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rahaf Mohammed is the 3,115th most popular religious figure (down from 2,731st in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 235th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

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  • 530k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 27.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among religious figures, Rahaf Mohammed ranks 3,115 out of 3,187Before her are Oscar Cruz, Igor Boraska, Andrew Flintoff, Virginie Arnold, Anna Le Moine, and Xander Bogaerts. After her are Samantha Lewthwaite, Derek Boogaard, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Faf du Plessis, and Jon Lester.

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Among people born in 2000, Rahaf Mohammed ranks 243Before her are Angel Gomes, Griffin Gluck, Leandro Barreiro, Angelina Melnikova, Yuki Kobayashi, and Bae Jin-young. After her are Erik Botheim, Mattias Skjelmose, Ludovit Reis, Salis Abdul Samed, Ahmed Kutucu, and Teya.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Rahaf Mohammed ranks 339 out of 354Before her are Talal Jebreen (1973), Fouzi Al-Shehri (1980), Jimmy Wang (1985), Mohammed Al-Fatil (1992), Hassan Al-Tambakti (1999), and Mukhtar Ali (1997). After her are Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (1995), Haitham Asiri (2001), Mohsin al-Harthi (1976), Walid Atta (1986), Muhannad Assiri (1986), and Waleed Bakshween (1989).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Rahaf Mohammed ranks 87Before her are Sharif Ali (1450), Al-Bara' ibn Azib (600), Utba ibn Ghazwan (581), Abdullah ibn Hudhafah as-Sahmi (null), Saud Al-Shuraim (1964), and Maher Al-Mu'aiqly (1969).