Jawhar (; 966–d. 992) was a Fatimid general that led the conquest of North Africa and then of Egypt, founded the city of Cairo and the great al-Azhar Mosque. A Christian slave by origin, he was freed by Al-Mu'izz.
On 1 August 2014, the taluka of Jawhar was separated from Thane District to form new Palghar District. Jawahar is a city and a municipal council in Palghar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. One of the oldest municipal council of maharashtra state was formed in 1918. It is about 145 km from Mumbai and 80 km from the city of Nashik.