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Name Function
A. Edmonstone
A.W.F. Idenburg


Colonial specialist of the ARP, Governor-General of Dutch Indies (`1909-1916).


Abādir ʿAṭiyya Shākir (Sr., Father)
Abānūb Fawzī Tawfīq (Father)

responsible for al-Bahr, al-Shuqr, al-Zarabi

Abānūb Thābit (Father)

Administrator of the Asyut Archdiocese; Member of the Coptic Orthodox Millī (Community) Council of Asyut

Abdallah Schleifer (Dr.)

Professor Emeritus, AUC, Associate to Arab-West Foundation

Abdülhamid II (Sultan)

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909)

Abdullah Gül

Turkish President (Since 2007); Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003-2007)

Abdülmecid I [Abdulmejid I] (Sultan)

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1839-1861)

Abe Rosenthal
Abeba Haptoum
Abraham (prophet)
Abraham W. Michael
Abrahām‎ (Metropolitan Bishop)
Abrām‎ (Father)
Abrār Al-Ghannām
Abū al- Faḑl (Egyptian Bahāʾī figure) [Mizra Abu'l-Fadl]

Abū al- Faḑl (1844-1914, born in Iran) was a Bahāʾī scholar who spread the faith in Egypt starting in approximately 1910. Moreover, he went to Turkmenistan and the United States, where he also introduced people to Bahāʾī principles. Even though he is one of the apostels of Bahá'u'lláh, he never actually met him. As his actual name Muhammad reveals, he derived from a Muslim family and converted to Bahāʾī faith in 1876. Due to his conversion, he was arrested several times. 



Abū al-Barāʿa al-Miṣrī

Abū al-Barāʿa al-Miṣrī is a member of ISIS and responsible for the bombing of St. Mark's Church in Alexandria, also related to as Palm Sunday Bombings from 2017. He was born in Kafr al-Shaykh on December 13, 1974. He has a polytechnic diploma. Furthermore, he is married with three children. He went to Syria on August 15, 2013, then went to Libanon and afterwards returned to Syria according to al-'Arabiya.


Abū al-Ḥassan ʿAlī Ḥassanī Nadwī

Shaikh Abu al Hasan Ali Husaini Nadwi (24 November 1914 - 31 December 1999) was an Indian islamic scholar 

Abū al-Ḥussayn ʿAsākir al-Dīn Muslim ibn al-Ḥajjāj ibn Muslim ibn Ward ibn Kawshādh al-Qushayrī al-Naysābūrī (Al-Muslim)

9 Century C.E. Persian Islamic scholar and muhaddith, best known for his compilation "Sahih Muslim" one of the six major canonical hadith collections recognized in Sunni Islam.

Abū al-Makārim

12th Century Arab historian; Famous for his "History of Churches and Monasteries"

Abū al-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn Rushd al-Qurtubī [Averroes]

12th Century Andalusian Muslim Philosopher; Author

Abū al-ʿAlā Māḍī

Former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood; Assistant secretary general of the Engineering Syndicate; Founding member of the Wasaṭ Party


Abū Bakr (Caliph)
Abū Bakr al-Baghdādī (ISIL/ISIS/Dāʿish Leader)

ISIL Leader. 

Abū Bakr al-Jindī

General Abū Bakr al-Jindī, born on January 20, 1949, is the current egyptian Minister of Local Development. He has a master degree in Strategic Resource Management and Military Sciences, and gratuated from High War College in Cairo, as well from National Defense University in Washington. Moreover, Abū Bakr al-Jindī occupies senior posts in the Egyptian Armed Forces Training Authority. He also served as the head of the US Department of Defense's US Relations Branch, the Assistant Defense Attaché in Washington, and then Assistant Secretary of Defense. Due to his military commitment, he was awarded several times.


Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq ibn Khuzayma (Ibn Khuzaymah)

Scholar of Islamic fiqh from the Shafi'i school. Best known for his collection of hadith entitled Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah.

Abū Bakr ʿAbd al-Karīm (Major Gen.)

 representative of Ministery of Interior Affairs

Abū Bakr ʿAbdullāh bin Abī Quḥāfah al-Ṣiddīq (Caliph)

Companion and adviser of Prophet Muḥammad; First Caliph after the death of the Prophet (632-634)

Abū Dawūd Sulaymān ibn al-Ashʿath al-Azdī as-Sijistānī (Abu Dawud)

9th Century  C.E. Persian Islamic scholar and Muhaddith. Compiler of the 3rd canonical collection of prophetic hadith, the "Sunan Abu Dawud".

Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī (al-Ghazālī)

Islamic theologian; jurist; philosopher; cosmologist; psychologist and mystic of Persian origin

Abū Ḥamza al-Almānī (Pierre Vogel) [Abu Hamza al-Almani]

German convert to Islam with radical sympathies. In Germany referred to as being Salafi. He sponsored with Sheikh Abu Islam Azhar students’ post-exam celebrations, autumn 2012.

Abū Ḥamza al-Maṣrī [Mustafa Kamel Mustafa]

Egyptian Sunni activist known for his preaching of a violent and politicized interpretation of Islam; also known as militant Islamism or Jihadism

Abū Ḥanīfa al-Nuʿmān (Shaykh)

Muslim Jurist; Founder of the Sunni Hanafi school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence)

Abū Ḥaṣīra Ibn Yaʿqūb

Jewish Egyptian saint; He has a shrine in Damtiwah (Beheira)

Abū Ḥātim Muḥammad ibn Fayṣal al-Tamīmī al-Dārmi al-Bustī (Ibn Ḥibbān)

 The "Sheikh of Khorasan" Islamic scholar, historian and muhaddith of the 10th Century C.E. 

Abū Hurayra al-Dawsī al-Zahrānī

Companion of the Prophet Muhammad, known as one of the most prolific narrators of hadith in Sunni Hadith compilations.

Abū Isḥāq al-Ḥawaynī
Abū Isḥāq al-Ḥuwaynī (Shaykh) [Abu Ishaq al-Heweny]

Salafi shaykh who opposed Mufi Ali Goma’a, a Sufi

Abū Isḥāq al-Miṣrī
Abū Islām Aḥmad ʿAbdullāh

Author; Director of the Nation TV Channel; Journalist

Abū Islām [Abu Islam] (Shaykh)

Owner of al-Nas , an Islamist satellite station, who became known for publicly burning a Bible

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī [al-Ṭabarī]
Abū Jaʿfar ʿAbdullāh al-Maʾmūn ibn Hārūn al-Rashīd (Caliph)

Abbasid Caliph (813-833)

Abū Muḥammad al-Maqdisī

Abū Muhammad al-Maqdīsī is an Arab jihadis.
Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥazm (Ibn Hazm)

An Andalusian polymath born in present day Cordoba, Spain. He was a leading proponent and codifier of the Zahiri school of Islamic thought, he is also called the father of comparative religious studies. He is best known for his work on ethics, history, jurisprudence, theology, and comparative religious studies. 

Abū Muṣʿab al-Zarqāwī

Leader of al-Qacidah in Iraq until his death in 2006


Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Fārābī (Al-Farabi)

10th century Scientist and philosopher

Abū Nuwās al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī al-Ḥakamī (Abu Nuwas)
Abū Qatāda al-Filisṭīnī (Abu Qatada)

Islamist militant of Jordanian origin

Abū Sayf Yūsuf
Abū Ṭalāl al-Qāsimī [Ṭal‘at Fu’ād al-Qāsim]

Former Leading figure of al-Jamācah al-Islāmiyyah

Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī (Al-Kindi)

the Philosopher of the Arabs", was a Muslim Arab philosopherpolymathmathematicianphysician and musician

Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad Ibn Idrīs al-Shāfīʿī

He is one of the four great Imams of Islam.

Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad ibn Yazīd Ibn Mājah al-Rabʿī al-Qazwīnī (Ibn Majah)

Commonly known as Ibn Majah. Medieval hadith Scholar who published the 6th and final collection of hadith accepted by Sunni Muslims, the Sunan Ibn Majah.

Abū ʿAbdullāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmīdhī al-Ḥanafī (Al-Tirmidhi)

Sunni jurist and muhaddith of the 9th Century C.E. Best known as one of the earliest authors of Sufism.  

Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥussayn ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī ibn Sīnā [Avicenna]

Muslim physician and philosopher of his time; astronomer; chemist; geologist; Hafiz; Islamic psychologist; Islamic scholar; Islamic theologian; logician; paleontologist; mathematician; physicist; poet; and scientist

Abū ʿAlī al-Manṣūr al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh (Caliph)

6th Fatimid Caliph of the 11th Century

Abūllū [Apollo] (Bishop of Tūr Sīnāʾ)
Abūnā al-Qummus Jabrāʾīl ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

Killed in the incidents of al-Kushḥ / Sohag (January 2000)

Adam (religious figure/prophet)
Adam Hannestad

Danish journalist

Addula Andrew

Southern Sudanese woman and sister of Angelo Andrew, was arrested in her home village in South Sudan along with several other women by the SPLA in January 1991.

Adel Theodore Khoury [ʿĀdil Khūrī] (Prof.)

German-Lebanese professor

Adīb Najīb Salāma


Adolf Hitler (Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany)

Late German leader of the NSDAP (Nazi Party); Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945); Fuehrer of Germany (1934-1945); Wanted to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in Europe for the Aryan people;Responsible for the Holocaust

Aghābiūs [Aghabius] (Bishop of Dayr al-Māwas [Deir al-Mawas])

Coptic Bishop from Dayr al-Māwas.

Aghāthūn (Bishop)

Bishop of Maghāghah and al-cAdwah (Minya); Former priest at the Church of Abū SayfaynSayfayn in Old Cairo

Aghathun (Patriarch)
Aghnāṭiyyūs (Bishop)
Aghnāṭiyyūs al-Muḥarraqī (Father)

Monk in the Monastery of the Holy Virgin in al-Qūṣīyah / Asyut

Aghrūghūriyūs III Laḥḥām [Gregory Lahham]‎ (Patriarch)

patriarch of the Greek Catholic Church in Egypt; he retired in 2017, and was succeeded by Patriarch Yusuf

Agnes Odoli
Aḥmad Dīdāt (Shaykh)

Islamic preacher and Scholar

Aḥmad Abū al-Futūḥ (Judge)
Aḥmad Abū al-Futūḥ (Maj. Gen.)


Sohāj director of Security


Aḥmad Abū al-Ghayṭ [Ahmad Abu al-Ghayt] (Egyptian Diplomat)

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Since 2004)

Aḥmad Abū al-Ḥasan [Ahmad Abu al-Hasan]


Aḥmad Abū al-Khayr

Ambassador, author

Aḥmad Abū al-Wafā (Dr.)
Aḥmad Abū al-ʿAlā (Egyptian Diplomat)
Aḥmad Abū Baraka ‎
Aḥmad Abū Ḥalābīya (Dr.)

Member of the Palestinian Authority; Former acting president of the Islamic University in Gaza

Aḥmad Abū Laban (Shaykh)

Head of the Islamic Endowment Association in Denmark

Aḥmad Abū Rāshid al-Jabālī (Shaykh)
Aḥmad Abū Zayd

Egyptian Journalist for a.o. al-Wafd and al-Ḥayāh newspaper

Aḥmad Abū Zayd (MFA, Egypt)
Aḥmad Abūshādī
Aḥmad Ādam
Aḥmad al Ḥalwānī

Head of the Teachers Syndicate and a member of the Freedom and Justice Party

Aḥmad al-Aḥmadī
Aḥmad al-Bayalī
Aḥmad al-Biltājī [Ahmed Fouad Ahmed Gad Beltagy]

Aḥmad al-Biltājī is on the joint list issued by the Arab countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt accusing 59 people of terror actions. Usually a businessman, he is listed as a terrorist in Case No. 7184 of 2015, and is one of the Brotherhood leaders whose assets have been confiscated by the Egyptian government.

Aḥmad al-Buḥayrī (Shaykh)

Islamic Scholar; Author

Aḥmad al-Burʿaī (Dr. Ahmed Al-Borai)

Aḥmad al-Burʿaī is the former Minister of Social Solidarity and a reknowned international expert on human rights.

Aḥmad al-Faḍālī (Judge)

general coordinator of the “Istiqlāl” movement

Aḥmad al-Fiqī
Aḥmad al-Iskandarānī

president of the Islamist political party Ḥizb al-Bināʾ wa al-Tanmiyah (the Construction and Development Party), Egypt‎

Aḥmad al-Jamāl


Aḥmad al-Khaṭīb