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

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Name Function
Yūḥannā Fāyiz (Father)
Yūḥannā Ibrāhīm

Syrian Orthodox Archbishops Mar Gregorios 

Yūḥannā Naṣīf (Father)

Author; Archpriest of Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria

Yūḥannā Rubā

Youhana Ibn Raouba, an owner of a stag [an old type of financial market]. The prophet assured him his safety and told him "There is safety from God and Mohammed his prophet to Youhana Ibn Raouba and the people of his stag and their ships and their means of transportation in the sea and on land and whoever was with them from among the people of the Yemen and the people of Syria"

Yūḥannā Taqlā (Bishop)

Bishop of Dishnā (Since 1991); Author for among others al-Wafd newspaper

Yūḥannā Thābit (Father)

Priest of the Holy Virgin’s Church in Heliopolis

Yūḥannā [Johanna] (Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo)
Yūḥannā Qulta [Yohanna Qulta] (Bishop, Vice Patriarch of the Catholic Church in Egypt)

Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church

Yūliyyūs [Julius] (Bishop)
Yūnān Bushrā Shākir (Sr., Father)

Senior Father Yunan Bushra Shakir

Yūnān Labīb Rizq (Dr.)

Egyptian Coptic historian; Professor of modern history at cAyn Shams University

Yūnān Marquṣ al-Qummuṣ Tādrus (Father)

Coptic Thinker and Author

Yūnis al- ʿAmūrī [Deputy Christian-Muslim council
Yūnis Bayūmī (al-Nūr Party)

Chairman of al-Nur Party (Egypt)

Yūnis Makhiyyūn [Younes Makhioun] (al-Nūr Party)

MP for the al-Nūr Party

Yūnis Qandīl

general secretary of the Emirate-funded Mominoun [Muʾminūn]Without Borders Foundation for Research and Studies.‎

Yuridia Montoya

Dutch woman living in Siwa, daughter of Ellen Markus who is also living in Siwa. Yuridia runs a language school in the oasis.

Yūsāb (Bishop) (Luxor)

General Bishop of the Luxor Diocese.

Yūsāb (Coptic Orthodox Pope)

Former Coptic Orthodox Pope

Yūsāb II [Pope Joseph II of Alexandria] (Egypt)

Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1946-1956)

Yusrā Zahrān


Yusrā Zahwān


Yusrā [Civene Nassim] (Egyptian Actress)
Yusrī al-Jamal (Dr.)

Egyptian Minister of Education (2005-2010)

Yusrī Fawda [Yosri Fouda] (Investigative Journalist)

Egyptian TV-host and investigative journalist  

Yusrī Ḥammād (Dr.)
Yusrī Jaʿfar
Yusrī Muṣṭafā

Author; Research Director for Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Yusrī ʿAfīfī (Dr.)
Yusrīyya Lūza Sāwīrus

Member of the Egyptian People's Assembly; Author of "Coptic Life in Egypt"

Yūstīnā Ṣāliḥ (Dr.)

U.S. researcher at the Global Research in International Affairs [GLORIA] Center (Israel)

Yusṭus [Justus] (Bishop)

Bishop Justus is the head of the monastery of Saint Antonius located in the Red sea, Egypt. 

Yūsuf (Bishop of the Southern States of the USA)
Yūsuf (Father) [Shubrā al-Khaymah]

Priest in Shubrā al-Khaymah / Qalyubiyyah / Greater Cairo

Yūsuf Abū al-Khayr (Archbishop of Sūhāj)
Yūsuf al-Badrī (Shaykh)

Former member of the People's Assembly; Founder of the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice group; alleged member of Muslim Brotherhood

Yūsuf al-Ghazālī


Yūsuf al-Ḥūmī (Father)
Yūsuf al-Ḥussaynī [Youssef al-Husseini]

TV-host at the Egyptian TV-channel ON-TV 

Yūsuf al-Qāʾid

Author; Novelist; Journalist

Yūsuf al-Rabābiʿah (Yousuf al-Rababia)‎, Dr. (Jordan)
Yūsuf al-ʿUtayba (Yousef Al Otaiba)‎

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Washington ‎

Yūsuf Aṣlān Qaṭāwī (Finance Minister)

Jewish finance minister in Egypt in 1924

Yūsuf Asʿad [Joseph Assad]

Member of the Washington-based Freedom House, Coptic activist

Yūsuf Buṭrus Ghālī (Dr.)

Egyptian minister of Finance; He held since 1993 several positions as minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Affairs; Member of NDP

Yūsuf Dāwūd (Actor)
Yūsuf Fatḥī Nʿaīnʿa [Yusuf Fathi Na'in'a]

Reported in Sawt al-Ummah "Copts abduct a Christian young man [...] after her embraced Islam" [Ref. AWR, week 41, art. 61]

Yūsuf Fikrī [Joseph Fikry]


Yūsuf Idrīs (Dr.)

Late Egyptian novelist, author and play writer

Yūsuf Malāk [Joseph Malak]

Author; Lawyer; Human Rights activist

Yūsuf Maʿāṭī

Egyptian scriptwriter

Yūsuf Muḥammad Abū al-Fatḥ [Yusuf Muhammad Abu al-Fath]

reported by Sawt al-Ummah as "another Christian [Yūsuf Muhammad Abū al-Futh] avoid any village inhabited by Copts for fear of igniting sectarian sedition" [Ref. AWR, 2007, week 2, art. 4]

Yūsuf Nadā

Businessman; Member of the Muslim Brotherhood

Yūsuf Najīb
Yūsuf Naṣr Allāh [Joseph Nasrallah]

Owner of Al Tariq station

Yūsuf Rāmiz

Author; Coptic Research

Yūsuf Ṣalāḥīn [Yussef Salahein]

Pseudonym, 21 year old student who was in Spring 2014 spokesperson for ‘Students against the Coup’ at the Azhar University – one of the many clandestine organisations affiliated with the Anti-Coup movement

Yūsuf Shāhīn

Egyptian film director

Yūsuf Siddīq

member of the Free Officers movement who overthrew King Farūq‎ in the military coup during Egypt's revolution of July 1952.

Yūsuf Sīdhum

Editor-in-chief of Watanī newspaper; Author; Member of the Coptic Orthodox Millī (Community) Council

Yūsuf Tawfīq
Yūsuf Wahba (Pasha)

Coptic Prime Minister of Egypt (1919-1920)

Yūsuf Wālī (Dr.)

Former Egyptian Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Former Secretary-General for NDP

Yūsuf Zaydān

Youssef Ziedan is an Egyptian scholar who specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies. He works as director of the Manuscript Center and Museum affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He is a university professor, a public lecturer, a columnist and a prolific author of more than 50 books. Born: June 30, 1958 (age 60 years), Sohag, Egypt Languages: Arabic Education: University of Alexandria (1989), MAIS

Yūsuf ʿAbd Allāh al-Qaraḍāwī [Yousef Al-Qaradawi] (Shaykh)

Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī, Egyptian Islamic Scholar born 9 September 1926, based in Doha, Qatar, Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Research Academy; President of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, member of the European Council for Fatwá and Research.


Yūsuf ʿUthmān

head of the Syndicate of Actors 1995

Yūsuf‎ (Patriarch)

new patriarch of the Greek Catholic Church of Egypt, successor of Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham- 2017

Yūwannis (Father in Qufada) (Maghagha)
Yūwannis Kamāl (Father of al-Malak Mikhael Church)

Coptic Orthodox priest

Yūwannis XIX (Coptic Orthodox Pope)

Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1929 – 1942)

Yūwannis XVII (Coptic Orthodox Pope)
Yūwaqīm (Bishop)‎

Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Isnā and Armant

Yūʾānnis Adīb (Priest)

Official of the Catholic Church in the Red Sea


Yūsuf al-ʿAẓma

(1883-1920) Syrian minister of war in the governments of prime ministers Rida al-Rikabi and Hashim al-Atassi (01/1920-death); Arab Army's chief of general staff under King Faisal I

Yvonne Ridley (Journalist)

British journalist; Convert to Islam; Former Taliban captive

Yvonne Ṣidqī

Mother of the Coptic girl  Sārā Subḥī who allegedly has been kidnapped . Sawt al-Ummah met with YvonneSidqī. According to the magazine, the mother asserted that there were similar cases in her family, like those of her husband’s sisters who embraced Islam and married Muslims 15 years ago. No kidnapper is mentioned by name. [Ref. AWR, 2006, week 32, art. 17 and: Arab-West Report, Paper 6, p. 16]

Yʿaqūbiyyūs (Bishop)
Ẓafar al-Islām Khān

indian mulsim author, reguler commentator on islamic and south asian issues issues on many TV channels 

Zaghlūl al-Najjār [Zaghloul R. Naggar] (Dr.)

Geologist; Chairman, Committee of Scientific Notions in the Glorious Qur'ān. Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Egypt

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

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

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