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Fuad Rouhani

Birth:1907
Death:2004

First Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec). Fuad worked at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (later BP) during the Second World War before becoming chief legal advisor to the newly-formed National Iranian Oil Company in 1951. Opec was formed in 1959-60 and he was its first secretary-general, running ...

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Fudwa Tuqan

Birth:1917
Death:2003

Palestinian poet who captured her nation's sense of loss and defiance Fadwa Tuqan's power of words in her poems derived from the affirmation of Palestinian identity and the dream of return. Her poetry became more and more nationalist after Israel came to rule Nabulus in 1967. She gained international audience after ...

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Fareed Yasin Qureishi

Birth:1952
Death:2003

The founding member of the International Islamic Relief Organisation. Prof Qureishi was a former director general and a founding member of the International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO), based in Makkah. He was also a full time member of the department of economics at King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah. The IIRO had ...

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Fairouz

Birth:1935
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Lebanese singer. Fairouz though tend to sing romantic songs she also sang some patriotic ones against the occupation and the civil war in her country. She was born Nouhad Wadi Haddad

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Fazalur Rahman Nae'em Siddiqi

Birth:1916
Death:2002

Poet, scholar and Seerah writer. Nae'em Siddiqi was known in the Islamic movement throughout the world and he was a founder member of Jama'at-e-Islami and later Tehreek-e-Islami. He was also instrumental in the launching of Islamic literary movement, Halqa-e-Adab-e-Islami, in answer to the communist inspired 'progressive' school in Urdu literature. ...

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Fatema Begum

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The first Indian Muslim woman to produce and direct a film Bulbul e Paristan in 1926. She also acted in the film along with her daughters.

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Faruque Beg

Birth:c1609
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The Mughal painter who came to India during Akbar's reign. Faruque wrote a manuscript of Akbar Nama in 1008 A.H., and was a courtier of Jahangir in 1018 A.H. Jahangir in his Turk-e-Jahangiri called him as a painter without any peers. Robert Skelton published nineteen of his paintings in Art ...

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Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz

Birth:1905
Death:1975

A successful nation builder Saudi monarch. A pious, austere man King Faisal became a successful nation builder of Saudi Arabia. If his father created Saudi Arabia within its current borders, it was King Faisal who knitted it together, using oil wealth to turn a backward desert society into a modern ...

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Fadzil Noor

Birth:1937
Death:2002

Politician. Ustaz Fadzil Muhammad Noor was the President of the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam se Malaysia). His pragmatic and calculated approach indicated the mind of a strategist and planner at work whose own political projects was always framed in moderate and long term. He stood for numerous causes of ...

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Fatima Jinnah

Birth:1893
Death:1967

Miss Fatima Jinnah, younger sister of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was born in 1893. Of his seven brothers and sisters, she was the closest to the Quaid. Jinnah became her guardian upon the death of their father in 1901. Due to her brothers' keen interest, and despite strident family opposition, Miss Fatima ...

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