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Rashid Rida

1865 - 1935

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Muḥammad Rashīd ibn ʿAlī Riḍā ibn Muḥammad Shams al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad Bahāʾ al-Dīn ibn Munlā ʿAlī Khalīfa (23 September 1865 or 18 October 1865 – 22 August 1935 CE/ 1282 - 1354 AH), widely known as Sayyid Rashid Rida (Arabic: سيد رشيد رضا, romanized: Sayyid Rashīd Riḍā) was a prominent Sunni Islamic scholar, reformer, theologian and revivalist. As an eminent Salafi scholar who called for the revival of Hadith sciences and a theoretician of Islamic State in the modern-age; Rida condemned the rising currents of secularism and nationalism across the Islamic World following the Abolition of the Ottoman sultanate, and called for a global Islamic Renaissance program to re-establish an Islamic Caliphate.Rashid Rida is considered by many as one of the most influential scholars and jurists of his generation and was initially influenced by the movement for Islamic Modernism founded in Egypt by Muhammad Abduh. Eventually, Rida became a resolute proponent of the works of Ibn Taymiyyah, Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, etc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashid Rida has received more than 355,828 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rashid Rida is the 790th most popular religious figure (down from 774th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 18th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Lebanese Religious Figure.

Rashid Rida was an Islamic scholar who helped to found the Salafi movement. He is most famous for his book "The Justification of Jihad" which he wrote in 1909.

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Among religious figures, Rashid Rida ranks 790 out of 2,238Before him are Giovanni Battista Re, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Vilna Gaon, Saint Malachy, Mammes of Caesarea, and Haran. After him are Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Saint Maurus, Antipope Dioscorus, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Apollinaris of Ravenna, and Romano Guardini.

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Among people born in 1865, Rashid Rida ranks 32Before him are Jacques Hadamard, John Mott, L'Inconnue de la Seine, Mikao Usui, Wilfrid Voynich, and Valentin Serov. After him are Gabriel Narutowicz, Gérard Encausse, Frederick Cook, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Rüdiger von der Goltz, and Charles G. Dawes. Among people deceased in 1935, Rashid Rida ranks 32Before him are Josef Suk, Mihajlo Pupin, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Panait Istrati, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After him are Max Liebermann, Magnus Hirschfeld, Johan Halvorsen, Ali of Hejaz, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, and Paul Bourget.

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Among people born in Lebanon, Rashid Rida ranks 19 out of 138Before him are Fairuz (1935), Christina of Bolsena (210), Rafic Hariri (1944), Amin Maalouf (1949), Eusebius of Nicomedia (280), and Hiram I (-1000). After him are Bachir Gemayel (1947), Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Frumentius (400), Émile Lahoud (1936), Hassan Nasrallah (1960), and Amine Gemayel (1942).


Among religious figures born in Lebanon, Rashid Rida ranks 7Before him are Saint Barbara (300), Pope Constantine (664), Charbel Makhlouf (1828), Pope Sisinnius (650), Christina of Bolsena (210), and Eusebius of Nicomedia (280). After him are Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir (1073), Frumentius (400), Pamphilus of Caesarea (240), Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (1940), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), and Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920).