Muslim Personalities

Here's your chance to look back and admire the great Muslim personalities of the 20th Century. They include a wide range of people from scholars, reformers, scientists, politicians, authors to anyone who has greatly contributed, influenced and revived Islam and the Muslims in the last 100 years.

The Personalities:

Shaykh M. Said Ramadan Al-Bouti
Dr. M. Sa’id Ramadan Al-Buti is the Head of the Beliefs and Religions Department in The Faculty of the Islamic Law, Damascus University. A Great scholar of this time with thousands of students worldwide.

Alija Ali Izetbegovic
Alija Izetbegovic' may best be known as the President who single-mindedly struggled for a just end to the conflict which revaged his country in the 1990s. In the face of the indifference of Europe, which had lapsed on its fifty year old promise of 'never again' as concentration camps once more sprang up in its midst, he tirelessly compaigned for justice at home and abroad.

Malcolm X
Malcolm X was one of the most fiery and controversial people of the 20th century. The memory and image of Malcolm X has changed as much after his death as his own philosophies changed during his life. At first thought to be a violent fanatic, he is now understood as an advocate of self-help, self-defense, and education; as a philosopher and pedagogue, he succeeded in integrating history, religion, and mythology to establish a framework for his ultimate belief in world brotherhood and in human justice.

Muhammad Ali
A legend in every sense of the word, boxing's darling, former World Heavyweight Champion and legend to this day- a role model to all Muslims today.

Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri
Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT or Pakistan Popular Movement) and the patron in chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran Movement International and Minhaj Social Welfare and Human Rights Society. He is an advocate of peace, a spiritualist, a philosopher, a creative writer, a fluent speaker, a reformer and a politician with an international vision.

Ayatollah Khomenie
Brazenly defying the West, he revived Islam's faithful and authored a new form of religious government. The prescriptions were often chilling. Like him or loath him Khomenie was a figure who will be remembered in the 20th century.

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi
Read the life, works, and struggle in the cause of Islam of one the most important thinkers and servants of the Qur'an to emerge in the Islamic world this century. Trace both Bediuzzaman's silent struggle through his collection of written works, the Qur'anic commentary known as the Risale-i Nur, against the irreligion that was officially propagated in the first decades of the Turkish Republic, and the growth of the Risale-i Nur movement.

Muhammad Al-Ghazali
Great islamic writer and scholar from Egypt

Hassan al Bannah
Founder of The Muslim Brotherhood

Shaikh Tahir Alla'udin-al-Gilani
A great spiritual master of the century

Yusuf Islam
Pop star Cat Stevens accepted Islam. A true personality of our time.

Sheikh Al-Qaradawi
Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani
Sheikh Hisham Kabbani
Imam Ahmad Raza Khan
Sheikh Alawi al Maliki al Makki
Hamza Yusuf
Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Shaykh Abdulfattah Abu Ghuddah
Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah Naqshbandi
Maulana Ilyas Qadri
Harun Yahya
M. Fethullah Gulen
Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Female Personalities

One of taday's most prolific translators of classical Arabic works into English. She is co-translator of Qur'an. Other works include Muwatta of Imam Malik and Ash-Shifa of Qadi Iyad. She has her own website. Unfortunately, there is nothing on it about herself, no biography.

Aminah Assilimi
The president of the International Union of Muslim Women. She lobbied for the Eid stamp in the U.S. and often lectures. She is an inspiration to all female reverts.

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood


Ahmad Deedat
Imam Siraj Wahaj
Imam Yusuf ibn Ismail an-Nabhani
Imam Mashur Habib Ahmad al-Haddad
Pir Muhammad Karam Shah
Syed Kutb
Imam Taqiudeen Nabhani
Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah
Shaykh Abu Bakr as-Sudani
Abdul Hakim Murad