Uwais al-Qarani

594 - 657

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Uwais ibn Amir ibn Jaz' ibn Malik al-Qarani (Arabic: أُوَيْس ٱبْن عَامِر ٱبْن جَزْء ٱبْن مَالِك ٱلْقَرَنِيّ‎, ʾUways ibn ʿĀmir ibn Jazʾ ibn Mālik al-Qaranīy), also spelled Uways or Owais, was a Muslim from Yemen who lived during the lifetime of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. His burial place is in Raqqa, Syria. Although he lived during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, he never physically met him so he is not counted among the Companions of the Prophet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uwais al-Qarani has received more than 342,837 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Uwais al-Qarani is the 394th most popular religious figure (up from 423rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Yemen and the most popular Yemeni Religious Figure.

Uwais al-Qarani is most famous for his miraculous ability to survive without food or water for an extended period of time.

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Among religious figures, Uwais al-Qarani ranks 394 out of 2,272Before him are Talhah, Pope John XIV, Pope John VII, Abu Dawood, Pope Sabinian, and Ezra. After him are Thomas à Kempis, Pope Pontian, Gregory Palamas, Maya, Pope John III, and Pope Boniface III.

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Among people born in 594, Uwais al-Qarani ranks 2Before him is Zubayr ibn al-Awam. After him are Maymunah bint al-Harith, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, Empress Kōgyoku, and Suintila. Among people deceased in 657, Uwais al-Qarani ranks 2Before him is Salman the Persian. After him are Pope Eugene I, Clovis II, Ammar ibn Yasir, and Grimoald the Elder.

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Among people born in Yemen, Uwais al-Qarani ranks 1 out of 18After him are Ali Abdullah Saleh (1947), Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Miqdad ibn Aswad (589), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Mukesh Ambani (1957), Shoshana Damari (1923), Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani (893), Ahmad bin Yahya (1891), and Tawakkol Karman (1979).


Among religious figures born in Yemen, Uwais al-Qarani ranks 1