List of persons names (and their functions) used in AWR-Articles

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Name Function
Antoine ʿĀdil [Antoine Adel] (Maspero Youth Union)

The leader of the Maspero Youth Union

Antonin Jaussen (friar) ‎

founder of the Dominican Friar Library in Cairo in 1928

António Guterres (Portuguese Diplomat)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1995 - 2002 Prime Minister of Portugal

Antonius Najīb
Antony Blinken (Biden advisor)
Anṭūn Sīdhum

Late founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Waṭanī newspaper; Father of Yūsuf Sidhum

Anṭūniyyūs al-Anṭūnī (Father)

Monk and deputy of the Monastery of St. Anthonius; Author

Anṭūniyyūs al-Awūrshalīm [Antonios al-Orshaleme] (General Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem)

General Secretary of Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Anṭūniyyūs al-Barāmūsī [Antonius al-Baramusi] (Father)

Pope Shenouda’s secretary

Anṭūniyyūs al-Jyūrjī [Antonius al-Georgy] (Father)

Defrocked monk of the Saint George monastery in al-Khaṭāṭbah / Monufia

Anṭūniyyūs al-Siryānī (Monk)
Anṭūniyyūs Fahmī (Father)

Priest of Mar Girgis Church in Alexandria

Anṭūniyyūs Ḥanīn (Father)

Priest of Holy Virgin Mary Church in Los Angeles

Anṭūniyyūs Najīb [Antonius Naguib] (Cardinal, Patriarch)

Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria (since 2006)

Anṭūniyyūs Thābit (Rev.)
Anṭūniyyūs Zakī (Father)
AnṭūniyyūsʿAzīz Mīna (Bishop)

Bishop of Manfalout, Assiut

Anwar al-Ḥawwārī

Editor-in-chief of al-Wafd newspaper

Anwar al-Jaʿfarī


Anwar al-Sādāt (Late Egyptian President)
Anwar Iskandar ‎(Rev.)

legal advisor for the Adventists of Egypt

Ariana Grande (Pop singer)
Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister)

Prime minister of Israel (2001-2006)

Arietta Papaconstantinou (Dr.)

Arietta Papaconstantinou's research interests cover the religious, social and economic history of Egypt and the Near East during the transition from the Roman empire to the Caliphate.

Arlen Specter (Senator)

The senior United States senator from Pennsylvania

Arlette Khoury


Armāniyyūs al-Minyāwī

Editor-in-Chief of al-Nahr newspaper; Excommunicated monk

Armiyyā (Bishop)

Secretary of Pope Shenouda III

Armiyyā Makram Shafīq (Father)
Arnd Wesemann (Mr.)
Arne H. Fjeldstad (Dr.)

Norwegian scholar; Fellow at the International Institute for Communication Excellence at Oxford University; AWR Board member

Arne Melchior (Danish Politician)


Arsāniyyūs [Arsenious] (Bishop)

Bishop of Al-Minya

Arthur Stanley Tritton (Historian, Islamic Scholar)

 A British historian and scholar of Islam. He was appointed Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Arwā Ḥassan


Aryn Baker

Chief-editor of the Middle East section of Time Magazine

Asad ad-Dīn Shīrkūh bin Shādhī (Shirkuh)
Ashley Maqqār

Author; Freelance journalist based in New York

Ashod Mnatsakanyan (Armenian Orthodox Bishop)

Primate of the Armenian Orthodox Diocese in Egypt

Ashraf Abū al-Rīsh


Ashraf al-Khaṭṭāb

an Egyptian Muslim involved in dialogue, who emigrated to the Netherlands.

Ashraf al-Saʿad

Egyptian Businessman; Former owner of as-Saʿad Investment Company

Ashraf al-ʿArabī (Minister of Planning)
Ashraf al-ʿAshmāwī

Deputy of the Supreme State Security Prosecution

Ashraf Anīs‎

founder of the Right to Life Movement, Egypt

Ashraf Badr al-Dīn
Ashraf Hilāl

President of the Supreme State Security Prosecution

Ashraf Muṣṭafā
Ashraf Rumayla
Ashraf Ṣādiq

Author; Journalist for Al-Ahrām

Ashraf Thābit

 MP for Salafī al-Nūr Party, deputy president of People’s Assembly

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffār (Muslim Brotherhood Turkey)

The leader of the Brotherhood in Turkey

Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ghaffūr (Actor)
Ashraf ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd


Ashraf ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Qināwī (Village Council)
Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī

Ishʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī (secular name: Wael Saad Tawadros) is charged with the murder of Bishop Epiphanius in the Monastery St. Macarius. Therefore, he was defrocked from the monastery.

Asīma Jānū (Author)


Asmāʾ Bint ʿUmays


Asmāʾ Maḥfūẓ
Asmāʾ Nassār


Asmāʾ ʿIṣmat


Astrid Frefel
Astrid Frevel
Asʿad al-Shaftarī

 Christian military-security-intelligence force

Asʿad ʿĀlam (Dr.)
Athanāsius (Bishop, Metropolitan of Banī Swayf and Bahnasā)

Metropolitan of Banī Swayf and Bahnasā (1962-2000)

Athanāsius the Apostolic (Church Father, Saint, Pope)

Churchfather, 4th century patriarch of Alexandria

Aughusṭīnūs (Father)

Father Mar Mīna Church, Heliopolis, Cairo. 

Aughusṭīnūs Fuʾād (Father)

Priest of Saint George's Church in Alexandria

Augustine of Hippo (Saint)

Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstᵻn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstiːn/; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430)[4] was an early Christian theologian and philosopher[5] whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in north Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions.

Avi Lipkin
Avigdor Lieberman

Soviet born Israeli politician who serves as the current Israeli Minister of Defense (2016)

Axel Matyba (Pastor)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Somali-Dutch politician; Author; Wrote the screenplay for Theo van Gogh's film Submission (2004); critic of Islam

Ayāt al-Khaṭṭīb


Ayman Abū al-ʿIlā (Egyptian Social Democratic Party)
Ayman Aḥmad Muḥammad Muṣṭafā [Ingy Edward Nagy]

Convert to Islam

Ayman al-Ashraf

Author; journalist for Al-Dustūr newspaper

Ayman al-Bashbīshī


Ayman al-Ḥakīm


Ayman al-Ḥuṣarī (Presenter)
Ayman al-Jaʿafarī

Women Secretary of the party in Hurghada - resigned 

Ayman al-Khamīsī


Ayman al-Zayānī (Dr.)

Assistant professor in the Azhar University

Ayman Baybars
Ayman Ibrāhīm Kāmil al-Ḥafnāwī [Ayman Ibrahim Kamel El-Hefnawi] (Dr.)
Ayman Jirjis
Ayman Luwīs [Ayman Louis] (Rev.)
Ayman Majallī

Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan (Since 1999)

Ayman Maṭar


Ayman Mitrī
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿa al-Ẓawāhirī [Ayman al-Zawahiri]

A prominent leader of al-Qācidah; Amīr of Egyptian Islamic Jihād (1991-2001), became leader of  al-Qācidah following the death of Usama Bin Ladin on May 2, 2011


Biography of Ayman al-Zawāhirī:


Ayman Nūr (Dr.)

Egyptian politician; a former member of the Egyptian Parliament; chairman of Al-Ghad party


Ayman Qandīl
Aymān Rajab


Ayman Rifāʿī

Ayman Rifā’ī is a  l.eader in Tawhīd wal-Jihād

Ayman Salāma (Prof. Dr.)
Ayman Shabānah
Ayman Yūsuf Tawfīq

A Coptic Christian from the village of Kafr Darwish in Beni Suef Governorate, Egypt. He was forcibly displaced along with five other Coptic families in May of 2015 when he allegedly posted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his Facebook page.