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Name Function
Zaghlūl ʿAbd al-Shahīd

involved in bureaucratic problems related to being officially recognized as Muslim, cases reported about in Sawt al-Ummah [Ref. Arab-West Report, Paper 6, p. 9]

Zāhī Hawās [Zahi Hawass] (Dr.)

Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist and Egyptologist. In the last years it has gained great worldwide popularity thanks to its participations in numerous documentaries that approach the civilization of Ancient Egypt. In 2006 he was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on the planet. Born: May 28, 1947 (age 71 years), Damietta, Egypt Spouse: Fekhira Field: Egyptology Education: University of Pennsylvania (1987), MORE Movies and TV: Chasing Mummies, MORE

Ẓāhir Zakī Jūrjī (Gen.)
Zainab Mehdi [Zaynab Mahdī]
Zakārī Kamāl Mikhāʾīl (Lawyer)

Lawyer in the Abū Fānā incident

Zakaria Kamal
Zakariyyā (Father, Qaṣr Hūr)

Priest of the church in Qasr Hur, one of the villages close to the monastery of Abū Fānā

Zakariyyā Abū Ḥarām


Zakariyyā Bin Abī Mulayḥ
Zakariyyā Buṭruṣ (Fr.)

Egyptian Coptic priest, best known for his critiques of the Qur'an and other books of Islam

Zakariyyā Mūsawī [Zacarias Moussaoui]

Moroccan-French fundamentalist; Alleged participant in 9/11 attacks

Zakariyyā ʿAzmī (Dr.)

Chief of the presidential staff; Member of the NDP; Member of the People's Assembly

Zaki Badawi
Zakī Badawī (Dr.)

Director of the Islamic College in London

Zakī Badr

Minister of interior

Zakī Zīdān

Dean of faculty of engineering at Mansoura University (Islamist)

Zaven Chinchinian (Archbishop)

Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Egypt (since 1977). Also a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Armenian Church

Zayd Ibn Thābit

According to Islamic tradition, the personal scribe of the Prophet Muhammad. Zayd had the role of writing down the verses of the Qur'an which Allah relayed to the Prophet Muhammad through the Angel Jibril (Gabriel). 

Zayd Raʿad al-Ḥussayn (High Commissioner for Human Rights - UN)
Zayd Saʿīd Ṣādiq (Shaykh)

Egyptian Sheikh

Zaydān al-Qināʾī (Justice and Rights Development Organization) (Egypt)
Zāyid bin Sulṭān Āl-Nahiyān (Shaykh)
Zayn al-Sammāk (Shaykh)

Member of the Tagammūc Party; Author

Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn al-Mihdār

Commander of Aden-Abyan Islamic Army in Yemen

Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn al-Rikābī

Saudi Journalist; Author

Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn bin ʿAlī
Zayn Ibrāhīm


Zaynab al-Darbī


Zaynab al-Ṭahṭāwī al-Ghazālī

Female activist member of the Muslim Brotherhood

Zaynab Ḥamdī


Zaynab Muntaṣir


Zaynab Raḍwān (Dr.)

Professor of philosophy and Sharicah; Undersecretary of the People's Assembly; Member of the National Council for Human Rights

Zaynab Suwaydān
Zaynab ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz (Dr.)

Professor of French civilization; Author

Zaynab ʿAbd Allāh


Zebeida Attalla [Zubaydā ʿAṭāllah], Dr.
Zheng He [Ma He] (Chinese Mariner)

Zheng He (1371-1433/1435) – imperial admiral of the fleet of Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty. A Chinese Muslim from Yunnan, Zheng He was enslaved at a young age and sold as a eunuch to the imperial court, where he rose to become the fleet admiral. His expeditions led him to India, Persia, Arabia and East Africa. 

Zhou Enlai [Chou En-lai] (Premier of the People's Republic of China)

Zhou Enlai (1898-1976) – Premier of the People’s Republic of China between 1949 and 1976. As the foreign minister of China between 1949 and 1958, Zhou played an influential role at the Bandung Conference, where he fostered Communist China’s relations with the ‘Third World’.

Ziād Dūwayrī ‎

Lebanese film director ‎

Ziyād al-ʿUlaymī
Ziyād ʿAlī
Ziyyād Ḥassan
Zubayda Muḥammad ʿAṭā (Dr.)

Professor of History specialized in the Middle Ages; Head of the history department at Helwan University

Zuhayr al-ʿArabī


Zuzana Skálová

Czech art historian and icon restorer

[William] Makram ʿUbayd (Pasha, Coptic-Christian Politician)

William Makram ʿUbayd (1879-1961) was a christian-coptic politician in Egypt

Ʈd LabƯ
ʾAnba Ibrām [Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox Church-- al-Fayūm]
ʿAbbās al-Ṭarābīlī

Egyptian journalist; Former editor-in-chief of al-Wafd newspaper

ʿAbbās Ḥilmī II (Khedive)

Khedive of Egypt (1892 - 1914)

ʿAbbās Maḥmūd al-ʿAqqād

Egyptian Thinker; Author; Poet (1884-1964)

ʿAbbūd ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Zumur

Leader of the Islamic Jihād Movement in Egypt

ʿAbd al-ʿĀṭī al-Shāfiʿī (Chancellor)

Member of the Egyptian Scientific Council; Chancellor: Former Head of the Court of Appeal; Author

ʿAbd Abū al-Ḥamad

head of an international human rights organization in Aswan 

ʿAbd al Qādir Ḥamzah Dr. (Egyptian historian and journalist (1880-1941)
ʿAbd al ʿAzīz ibn al-Bāz (Grand Muftī)
ʿAbd al-Aḥad Jamāl al-Dīn [Abd Elahad Gamal Eldin] (Dr.)

Parliamentary leader of the National Democratic Party

ʿAbd al-Badīʿa Abū Hāshim
ʿAbd al-Bahāʾ

Born cAbbās Effendī, he was the eldest son of Bahā' Allāh, the founder of the Bahā'ī Faith

ʿAbd al-Bāqī Khalīfa


ʿAbd al-Bāsiṭ Bin Ḥassan (Dr.)
ʿAbd al-Bāsiṭ Dunqul (General)
ʿAbd al-Bāsiṭ Muḥammad al-Miqraḥī [Abdelbaset al-Megrahi]

was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines and an alleged Libyan intelligence officer. On 31 January 2001, Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie.

ʿAbd al-Bāsiṭ ʿAbd al-Ṣamad (Shaykh)

Famous Qur'an reciter

ʿAbd al-Dāyīm Nuṣayr

Adviser for Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyīb

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Bizim (Abd al-Fattāh al-Bizim)

Damscus Mufti

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Shaykh (Dr.)

Former head of the Azhar University; member of the Islamic Research Academy; Head of the Supreme Council of the Azhar

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī (Abdel Fattah el-Sisi) [President of Egypt]
ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ Hāshim (Dr.)
ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ Idrīs (Dr.)

Professor and Chairman of Department of Comparative Jurisprudence in Faculty of Sharīcah and Law at al-Azhar University

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ Khaṭāb

Head of the Coalition for Tourism Workers

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ ʿAbd al-Munʿim

Author; Journalist

ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ ʿAsākir (Islamic Scholar)
ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī

Egyptian President (2013-Present)

ʿAbd al-Ghaffār al-Malāḥ
ʿAbd al-Ghaffār Hilāl (Dr.)

Former Dean of the Faculty of Arabic Language at the Azhar University

ʿAbd al-Ghaffār Shukr

Member of the Tajammuc Party

ʿAbd al-Ghanī Hindī (Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs - Egypt)
ʿAbd al-Ghanī Maḥmūd (Dr.)

Professor of International Law at the Azhar University; Author

ʿAbd al-Hādi al-Qaṣabī (Dr.)‎

chairman of the community dialogue committee in Egypt's House of Representatives

ʿAbd al-Hādī Majālī

Speaker of the Jordanian Chamber of Deputies (lower house)

ʿAbd al-Ḥafīẓ Saʿad


ʿAbd al-Ḥāfiẓ Maḥmūd (Shaykh)
ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ghazālī


ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ

Late Egyptian singer

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Maḥmūd (Shaykh, Dr.)

Grand Imam of the Azhar (1973-1978)

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Mandūr (Dr.)

Lawyer; Chief of Defence in the case of the assassination of President Al-Sa-ādāt

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Mūsā

Former Egyptian Minister of Interior

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Qandīl

Journalist; Editor-in-Chief of Ṣawt al-Ummah newspaper; General Coordinator of the Egyptian Movement for Change

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm ʿAllām‎
ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm ʿUways (Dr.)

Professor of Islamic history and civilization

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Anṣārī (Dr.)

Former dean of the Sharīcah Faculty of Qatar University

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Aṭrash (Shaykh)

Former head of al-Azhar's Fatwá Committee

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Ghazālī (Dr.)

Leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Kilāb (Shaykh
ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Ḥamdī ‎
ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Jūda al-Saḥār

Islamic writer

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Kishk (Shaykh)

Preacher in the 1970s

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd ʿAbd al-Salām ʿAbd al-ʿĀl ʿAlī
ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd ِAbāẓa [Abdel Hamid Abaza]

Deputy Minister of Health (Egypt)