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Famous Muslims
(Adherents of Islam)


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- Famous Converts to Islam
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- Muslim Science Fiction Writers

Related websites:
- Famous Muslimls
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- Muslim Scientists and Thinkers
- Muslim Scientists, Mathematicians and Astronomers
- Muslim Contribution to Science
- Ismaili Heroes
- Muslim Politicians


Some Muslim
Comic Book Characters

- Dust
- Josiah X ("Justice")
- The 99
- Janissary
- Arabian Knight
- Naif al-Sheikh
- Legion
- Sinbad
- Archer of Arabia
- Ali
- Farisa
Excellent, detailed lists of famous Muslims are available at the external websites listed in the box on the right. When we have found additional famous Muslims or created a dedicated spiritual biography page on this website for an individual, we have listed them below:
  • Eric Carlson - blind Native American Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives against incumbent Maxine Waters in California's 35th District in 1996



Names of additional famous Muslims, from the links shown above. Details available on the pages above are not shown below:

List of Muslims

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Muslims; viewed 6 July 2005)

This page is an incomplete list of prominent and famous (or infamous) people who are Muslims - followers of Islam. This page is a list of people identified as Muslims, particularly by themselves. This page does not differentiate between Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, or any other subcategory. It also does not take into account whether those listed acknowledge their Muslim identity or origins. This list takes a wide definition of a Muslim by including most individuals who might be in some way identified as Muslim, but acknowledges that more restrictive definitions may be applied by the reader. For information on Islam and Muslims in various parts of the world, please see Islam by country.

Traditional Theologians and Philosophers

*	The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be up on him
*	Abu Muslim
*	Al-Dinawari
*	Al-Farabi
*	Al-Ghazali
*	Al-Kindi
*	Al-Tirmidhi
*	Ibn Sina
*	Ibn Taymiya
*	Razi
*	Wasil ibn Ata


See: List of Shia Imams

*	Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib Al-Mortaza
*	Imam Hasan ibn Ali Al-Mojtaba
*	Imam Hussein ibn Ali Sayyed-Al-Shohada
*	Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zainol Abidin
*	Imam Mohammad ibn Ali Bagher
*	Imam Jafar ibn Mohammad Al-Sadiq
*	Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kazem
*	Imam Ali ibn Musa Al-Reza
*	Imam Mohammad ibn Ali Al-Taghi
*	Imam Ali ibn Mohammad Al-Hadi
*	Imam Hasan ibn Ali Al-Askari
*	Imam Mohammad ibn Hasan Al-Mahdi


Main Sunni Theologians and Philosophers after the Prophet

*	Imam Abu Hanifa
*	Imam Hanbal
*	Imam Shafi
*	Malik Ibn Anas
*	Al-Bukhari
*	Al-Muslim


Other Theologians and Philosophers

*	Ahmed Deedat
*	Al-Baitar
*	Al-Battani
*	Al-Biruni
*	Al-Buzjani
*	Al-Farabi
*	Al-Farghani
*	Al-Ghazali
*	Al-Idrisi
*	Al-Khayyam
*	Al-Khwarizmi
*	Al-Kindi
*	Al-Masu'di
*	Al-Mawardi
*	Al-Nafis
*	Ali Bin Rabban
*	Ali Shariati
*	Alija Ali Izetbegovic
*	Bilal Philips
*	Fatima Mernissi
*	Fazlur Rahman
*	Hamid Enyat
*	Hamza Yusuf
*	Harun Yahya
*	Hassan al Banna
*	Hazrat Inayat Khan
*	Ibn al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
*	Ibn Khaldun
*	Ibn Hazm
*	Ibn Qurra
*	Idries Shah
*	Ismail Al-Faruqi
*	Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
*	Khaled Abou Al-Fadl
*	Leila Ahmed
*	M. Umar Chapra
*	Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas
*	Merryl Wyn Davies
*	Munawar Ahmad Anees
*	Nasim Butt
*	Nasiruddin Albani
*	Nasreddin
*	Nuh Ha Mim Keller
*	Rene Guenon
*	Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi
*	Seyyed Hossein Nasr
*	Siraj Wahaj
*	Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
*	Syed Nawad Haider Naqwi
*	Yusuf Estes
*	Ziauddin Sardar


Historiographers, political scientists, and sociologists

*	Al-Masudi
*	Amin Maalouf
*	Hammudah Abdalati
*	Ibn al-Tiqtaqa
*	Ibn Hisham
*	Ibn Ishaq
*	Ibn Kathir
*	Ibn Khaldoun
*	Ibn Khallikan
*	Rashid al-Din
*	Sayyid Qutb
*	Tabari
*	Usamah ibn Munqidh


Historical Figures

Early historic personalities

*	Prophet Muhammad
*	Abu Bakr - caliph
*	Umar ibn al-Khattab - caliph
*	Uthman ibn Affan - caliph
*	Ali ibn Abi Talib - caliph (or the first Imam for Shia Muslims)
*	Fatima Zahra
*	Hasan bin Ali grandson of Muhammad
*	Husayn bin Ali grandson of Muhammad
*	Maaz bin jabal
*	Muawiyah I
*	Bilal ibn Rabah


Military Leaders and Figures

*	Abdel Kadir
*	Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef
*	Imam Shamil
*	Khalid bin Walid
*	Khair ad Din (Barbarossa)
*	Lt-Gen Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi
*	Muhammad Ahmad
*	Muhammad bin Qasim
*	Musa bin Nusair
*	Nadir Shah
*	Nur ad-Din
*	Piri Reis
*	Qutaibah bin Muslim
*	Saladin
*	Sher Shah
*	Tahir ibn Husayn
*	Tariq ibn-Ziyad
*	Amir Timur ibn Tarag'ay
*	Tipu Sultan
*	Zengi


Muslim dynasties

*	Abbadid
*	Abbasid
*	Aceh
*	Aghlabid
*	Almohad
*	Almoravides
*	Ayyubid dynasty
*	Banu Isam
*	Banu Salih
*	Brunei
*	Buwayhid
*	Fatimid
*	Ghaznavid Empire
*	Hashemite
*	House of Saud (Saudis)
*	Khwarezmid Empire
*	Mameluk dynasty
*	Mughal Empire
*	New Mataram
*	Ottoman Empire
*	Pahlavi dynasty
*	Pasai
*	Pattani Kingdom
*	Rustamid
*	Safavids
*	Saffarid dynasty
*	Samanid
*	Seljuk Turks
*	Sultanate of Johor
*	Sultanate of Malacca
*	Sultanate of Rum [Rüm]
*	Sultanate of Sulu
*	Tahirid dynasty
*	Umayyad


Politicians

*	Abd ar-Rahman Al-Haydari Al-Kaylani
*	Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi
*	Abdelaziz Bouteflika
*	Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim
*	Abdul Kalam
*	Abdul Karim Qassim
*	Abdullah I of Jordan
*	Abdullah II of Jordan
*	Abdullah, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
*	Abdurrahman Wahid
*	Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
*	Ahmadou Ahidjo
*	Ahmed Qurei
*	Ahmed Sekou Toure [Ahmed Sékou Touré]
*	Ahmet Necdet Sezer
*	Ali Hassan Mwinyi
*	Ali Khamenei
*	Alija Ali Izetbegovic
*	Anwar Sadat
*	Ayub Khan
*	Badar
*	Badshah Khan
*	Benazir Bhutto
*	Fahd of Saudi Arabia
*	Faisal of Saudi Arabia
*	Habib Bourguiba
*	Hamad bin Khalifa
*	Hamid Karzai
*	Hassan al Banna
*	Hosni Mubarak
*	Hussein of Jordan
*	Iajuddin Ahmed
*	Ibn Saud
*	Idi Amin
*	Islam Karimov
*	Jean-Bedel Bokassa [Jean-Bédel Bokassa]
*	Juma Khan
*	Khaleda Zia
*	Mahatir Mohammad
*	Mahmoud Abbas
*	Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
*	Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
*	Megawati
*	Moammar Ghadafi
*	Mohammad Khatami
*	Mohammad Rabbani
*	Mohammed Bahr Al-Uloum
*	Mohammed Omar
*	Mohammed Qalamuddin
*	Mohammed VI of Morocco
*	Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
*	Moulvi Ibrahim
*	Muhammad Ali Jinnah
*	Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
*	Omar Bongo
*	Omar Hasan Ahmad Al-Bashir
*	Pervez Musharraf
*	Qaboos of Oman
*	Qari Ahmadullah
*	Qusay Hussein (al-Majid)
*	Recep Tayyip Erdogan
*	Ruhollah Khomeini
*	Saddam Hussein (al-Majid)
*	Samory Toure [Samory Touré]
*	Sani Abacha
*	Sukarno
*	Uday Hussein (al-Majid)
*	Yahya Jammeh
*	Yahya Khan
*	Yasser Arafat
*	Zafarullah Khan Jamali
*	Zalmay Khalilzad
*	Zayed ibn Sultan Al-Nahayan
*	Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


The Various Arts

Writers and Poets

*	Abas ala'kad
*	Abdul Rahman Munif
*	Abu Nuwas
*	Abu Tammam
*	Akbar S. Ahmed
*	Al-Hallaj
*	Hafiz
*	Hakim Bey
*	Hassan al Banna
*	Ibn Arabi
*	Ilona Yusuf
*	Irshad Manji
*	Jeffrey Lang
*	Kabir
*	Marmaduke Pickthall
*	Martin Lings
*	Michael Wolfe
*	Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss)
*	Muhammad Iqbal
*	Murad Wilfred Hofmann
*	Naim Frasheri [Naim Frashëri]
*	Nizami
*	Omar Khayyam
*	Rashid Ahmed
*	Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood
*	Rumi
*	Sa'adi
*	Suleyman Ahmad
*	Yahiya Emerick
*	Yusuf al-Khal
*	Yusuf Balasagun


Entertainers

*	Moustapha Akkad
*	Abbas Kiarostami
*	Adewale Ayuba
*	Afef Jnifen
*	Ali Shaheed Muhammad
*	Art Blakey
*	Ashok Masti (Pakistani singer)
*	Azhar Usman
*	Brother Ali
*	Dave Chappelle
*	Dawud Wharnsby Ali
*	Dilara
*	Dolores "LaLa" Brooks
*	El-Hadji
*	Erdogan Atalay
*	Everlast
*	Freeway
*	Islamic Force
*	Ismail Merchant
*	Idris Muhammad (Leo Morris)
*	Ahmad Jamal (Fritz Jones}
*	John Coltrane
*	Khaled
*	Mos Def
*	Mousse T
*	M-Team
*	Napoleon (rapper)
*	Native Deen
*	Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
*	Omar Sharif
*	Q-Tip
*	Richard Thompson
*	Salif Keita
*	Umm Kalthoum
*	Walid Taoufic
*	Youssou N'dour
*	Youssef Chahine
*	Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)


Artists

*	Ismail Acar
*	Ismail Gulgee


Scientists, Philosophers, and Mathematicians

*	Abdus Salam, physics
*	Abraham bar Hiyya Ha-Nasi
*	Abu'l-Hasan al-Uqlidisi
*	Abu Al-Qasim, medicine
*	Abu Musa Jabir Ibn_Hayyan, (Geber) chemistry
*	Abu Nasr Mansur, mathematics
*	Ahmed H. Zewail, chemistry
*	Ahmad ibn Yusuf, mathematics
*	Al Battani, astronomer
*	Al-Jazari, engineering
*	Al-Jawhari, mathematics
*	Al-Khwarizmi, mathematics
*	Al-Kindi, mathematics
*	Alhazen, mathematics
*	Averroes, medicine
*	Avicenna, medicine
*	Biruni, mathematics
*	Farabi, chemist and philosopher
*	Lotfi Askar Zadeh, father of fuzzy logic
*	Rashad Khalifa, biochemist
*	Mahmoud Hessaby, engineering
*	Muhammad al-Idrisi, geography and cartography.
*	Nasir_al-Din_Tusi, scientist, philosopher
*	Omar Khayyam, poet, mathematician, and astronomer
*	Rhazes, medicine, chemist and physicist
*	Thabit ibn Qurra, Astronomy, mathematics and Medicine
*	Ulugh Beg, astronomer, mathematician


Business Figures

*	Ayhan Hakimoglu, armaments
*	Bijan, high-end men's clothing
*	Farooq Kathwari, furniture
*	Kenan Sahin, software engineer, wealthiest Muslim American
*	Nemir Kirdar, venture capital
*	Mansoor Ijaz, investment management
*	Rashid A. Chaudhry, personal care products
*	Safi Qureshey, computers
*	Yusef Haroon, consulting and managerial services


Sport Figures

*	Abbas Suan
*	Ahmad Rashad
*	Ali Daei
*	Ali Karimi
*	Amir Khan
*	Az-Zahir Hakim
*	Chris Eubank
*	Dwight Muhammad Qawi
*	Eddie Mustapha Muhammad
*	Hakan Sukur [Hakan Sükür]
*	Hakeem Olajuwon
*	Hasim Rahman
*	Hassiba Boulmerka
*	Hedo Turkoglu
*	Hicham El Guerrouj
*	Hossein Reza Zadeh
*	Imran Khan
*	Isma'il Muhammad
*	Ismail Essam
*	Jahangir Khan
*	Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
*	Karim Garcia
*	Khalid Khannouchi
*	Laila Ali
*	Larry Johnson
*	Nazr Mohammed
*	Mahmoud Abdur-Rauf
*	Matthew Saad Muhammad
*	Mehdi Mahdavikia
*	Mehmet Okur
*	Mehmet Scholl
*	Mohammed Azharuddin
*	Muhammad Ali
*	Muhsin Muhammad
*	Mustafa Hamsho
*	Naseem Hamed
*	Nicolas Anelka
*	Nwankwo Kanu
*	Rasheed Wallace
*	Saleem Rashid
*	Samir Trabelsi
*	Shaquille O'Neal
*	Shareef Abdur-Rahim
*	Tariq Abdul-Wahad
*	Walid Badir
*	Youssef Rossi
*	Zinedine Zidane
*	Zlatan Ibrahimovic




Other

*	Adel Smith
*	Abdul Aziz ibn Myatt (David Myatt)
*	Abdul Haq
*	Ahmed Urabi
*	Alexander Russell Webb
*	Ali Shariati
*	Aminah Assilmi
*	Ayman al-Zawahiri
*	Hamza Piccardo
*	Ibn Battuta
*	John Walker Lindh aka Suleyman al-Faris
*	Jose Padilla aka Abdullah al-Muhajir
*	Maher Arar
*	Malcolm X
*	Muhammad Abd al Wahhab
*	Osama bin Laden
*	Rashad Khalifa
*	Shirin Ebadi first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
*	Torquato Cardilli (Italian ambassador)
*	Zahra Kazemi
*	Zheng He

Religion: Muslim

Source: NNDB.com (http://www.nndb.com/lists/283/000069076/; viewed 5 July 2005)

NOTE: Consult the following list cautiously. The NNDB.com "religion" field has been known to be inaccurate at times.

Sani Abacha
Abu Abbas
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
King Abdullah II
Crown Prince Abdullah
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Saif al-Adel
Mehmet Ali Agca
Mahmoud Ahmad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Harun al-Rashid
Muhammad Ali
Idi Amin
Yasser Arafat
Bashar al-Assad
Mohammed Atta
Aurangzeb
Avenzoar
Averroes [Averroës]
Avicenna
Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz
Parveen Babi
Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Mohamed El Baradei
Abu Bakar Bashir
Benazir Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Art Blakey
Boabdil
H. Rap Brown
Ahmed Chalabi
Dave Chappelle
Amadou Diallo
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
Suraj ud Dowlah
Shirin Ebadi
King Fahd
Faisal I
Louis Farrakhan
Dodi al-Fayed
Mohamed al-Fayed
Stepin Fetchit
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
Yasmeen Ghauri
Hafez
Hambali
Ismail Haniyeh
Rafik Hariri
Walt Hazzard
David Hicks
King Hussein I
Qusay Hussein
Saddam Hussein
Uday Hussein
Iman
Shah of Iran
Carlos the Jackal
Jermaine Jackson
Mohammad Ali Jinnah
Akhmad Kadyrov
A. P. J. Kalam
Big Daddy Kane
Hamid Karzai
Mir Aimal Kasi
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa
Ayatollah Khamenei
Aamir Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan
Aly Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Salman Khan
Adnan Khashoggi
Mohammad Khatami
Omar Khayyam
Ayatollah Khomeini
Osama bin Laden
Salem bin Laden
Abu Faraj al-Libbi
John Walker Lindh
Mahir
Lee Malvo
Mahmood Mamdani
Moussa Marzook
Khaled Mashaal
Abu Hamza al-Masri
Abu Mazen
King Mohammed VI
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Mounir el-Motassadeq
Zacarias Moussaoui
Hosni Mubarak
Imad Fayez Mugniyah
Elijah Muhammad
John Allen Muhammad
Prophet Muhammad
Pervez Musharraf
Amr Mussa
Nas
Hassan Nasrallah
Merhan Karimi Nasseri
Abu Nidal
Queen Noor
Hakeem Olajuwon
Mohammed Omar
Adnan Pachachi
Jose Padilla
Muammar Qaddafi
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Rakim
Abdel Aziz Rantisi
Ahmad Rashad
Richard Reid
MC Ren
Jack Roche
Salman Rushdie
Anwar Sadat
Muqtada al-Sadr
Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf
Betty Shabazz
Ayatollah al-Sistani
Cat Stevens
Suleiman II
Suleiman the Magnificent
Suraiya
Alwaleed bin Talal
Tamerlane
Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani
Richard Thompson
Mike Tyson
Malcolm X
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Ramzi Yousef
Muhammad Yunus
Mahmoud Zahar
Fareed Zakaria
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Harb Saleh al-Zuhair

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