A peace activist The hallmark of one of the global peacemakers, Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, was her comprehensive and combined grassroots activism, soft but uncompromising leadership, and a spiritual motivation drawing on the teaching of Islam. A founding member of the Wajir Peace and Development Committee, the coalition for Peace in ...
Swiss antagonist of minarets who embraced Islam Renowned Swiss politician Daniel Streich who rose to fame for his campaign against minarets of mosques, in 2010, embraced Islam in the same year. A member of the Swiss People's Party (SVP) and a well-known politician, Daniel Streich was the first man who had ...
Pakistani author The author of the debut story collection In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, Daniyal Mueenuddin, writes about life in rural Pakistan - eight stories full of local politics, never-ending battle against corruption, violence that erupts over a cherished motorcycle, arguments between newlyweds whose outlooks on life prove crushingly incompatible. ...
Communist activist in the Indian subcontinent The autobiography of Dada Amir Haider Khan, published by Pakistan Study Centre University of Karachi in two volumes, reminiscences his panoramic view of the world of his times right from the age of 14, when he left the shores of Bombay as a coal-boy on ...
Chemist David Husain along with his colleagues carried out the pioneering work on the rapidity with which excited atoms reacted with simple molecules, such as hydrogen and the light alkenes. This process of great relevance in the context of atmosphere chemistry was carried out in the mid-1960s at Cambridge ...
Moroccan politician feared for his iron grip. For more than two decades Driss Basri was the second most powerful man in Morocco - a trusted right-hand man, whose task was to preserve the Moroccan monarchy and the stability of the kingdom. Basri quashed popular uprisings while he was a Minister ...
Advocate for Turkish women. A best-selling writer and women's rights activist of Turkey Duygu Asena is well known for her book, 'Woman Has No Name' that broke sales records when it was printed in 1987 - and a film adaptation of the book broke box office records in Turkey. Trained to ...
Professor with a wide experience in teaching, research and advisory. Dr. Dilnawaz Ahmed Siddiqui was Professor in the Department of Communication, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, teaching research methodology, instructional planning, management, and global mass communication principles and practices. Dr Siddiqui's teaching, research, and advisory experience of over 36 years has been ...
South African human-rights lawyer and anti-apartheid activist. Dullah Omar was the spokesman for Nelson Mandela in the months leading to his 1990 release from prison and a part of the African National Congress team in the negotiations for the end of the white rule in South Africa. Omar became Justice Minister ...
Founder of Zahiriyah order. Khalaf was the founder of a legal school that insisted on the strict following of the literal text (Zahiri) of the Qur'an and Hadis. He founded, in Iraq, the Zahiriyah order that spread to Iran, North Africa and Spain and had its influence for about 500 years.