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A mujaddid (Arabic: مجدد‎), according to the popular Muslim tradition, refers to a person who appears at the turn of every century of the Islamic calendar to revive Islam, remove from it any extraneous elements and restore it to its pristine purity.

The concept is based on the following hadith (Prophetic tradition): Abu Hurairah narrated that the Islamic prophet Muhammad said;

List of claimants and potential Mujaddids[edit]

First Century (after the prophetic period) (August 3, 718)[edit]

Second Century (August 10, 815)[edit]

Third Century (August 17, 912)[edit]

Fourth Century (August 24, 1009)[edit]

Fifth Century (September 1, 1106)[edit]

Sixth Century (September 9, 1203)[edit]

Seventh Century (September 5, 1300)[edit]

Eighth Century (September 23, 1397)[edit]

Ninth Century (October 1, 1494)[edit]

Tenth Century (October 19, 1591)[edit]

Eleventh Century (October 26, 1688)[edit]

Twelfth Century (November 4, 1785)[edit]

Thirteenth Century (November 14, 1882)[edit]

Fourteenth Century (November 21, 1979)[edit]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Alvi, Sajida S. "The Mujaddid and Tajdīd Traditions in the Indian Subcontinent: An Historical Overview" ("Hindistan’da Mucaddid ve Tacdîd geleneği: Tarihî bir bakış"). Journal of Turkish Studies 18 (1994): 1–15.
  • Friedmann, Yohanan. "Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi: An Outline of His Thought and a Study of His Image in the Eyes of Posterity". Oxford India Paperbacks

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