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  1. Zahiri

    The Ẓāhirī (Arabic: ظاهري‎) madhhab or al-Ẓāhirīyyah (Arabic: الظاهرية‎) is a school of Islamic jurisprudence founded by Dawud al-Zahiri in the ninth century, characterised by reliance on the outward (ẓāhir) meaning of expressions in the Qur'an and hadith, as well as rejection of analogical deduction (qiyās). After a limited success and decline in the Middle East, the Ẓāhirī school flourished in the Caliphate of Córdoba, particularly under the leadership of ibn Hazm. Whereas some analysts describe Zahirism as a distinct school of Islam, others have characterized it as a fifth school of thought (madhhab) of Sunni Islam, and still retains a measure of influence and is recognized by contemporary Islamic scholars. In particular, members of the Ahl-i Hadith movement have identified themselves with the Ẓāhirī school of thought.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Zahiri is ranked #142108 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Zahiri surname appeared 117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Zahiri.

    72.6% or 85 total occurrences were White.
    16.2% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    7.6% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zahiri in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zahiri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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