India's noted playwright and theatre director Eminent playwright and theatre director Habib Tanvir who drew inspiration from varied sources including classical Sanskrit and the folk theatre of India's villages was a theatre legend in India. He founded the 'Naya Theatre Company' in 1959. Tanvir mixed indigenous performance styles to create a ...
Afghanistan's heroine of the environment. Laying down the environment law, Habiba Sarabi, the Governor of the province of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, is determined to reverse the damage suffered by the province and to turn the place into Afghanistan's icon of environmental oasis. Trying to preserve the environment and natural resources Dr ...
Actress cum worldwide ambassador for international charity. Although a veteran of countless hit films and an object of admiration for millions of fans stretching from North Africa to the Gulf peninsula Hanan Tork (also known El Turk) Egyptian film star of Turkish descent also devotes her free time to charity ...
Somali poet and playwright. One of the major forces behind the golden age of Somali theatre - mid-1960s to mid-1970s - was the poet and playwright Hassan Sheikh Mumin. Hassan joined the political movement of independence in the early 1950s and composed his first public poems - 'Oh ...
The founder of Islamic Relief. The founder and president of the largest Western-based international Muslim relief development, Islamic Relief, Dr El-Banna's mission is to help people in need. Islamic Relief was established in 1984 in Birmingham, England, after Dr. El-Banna, a pathologist by education, visited refugee camps in Sudan while attending ...
Britain's activist. A British of Pakistani descent, Humera Khan has long served as a leading activist and educator for the Muslim community in Britain. Co-founder of the An-Nisa Society, a family association operating in Britain, Humera has worked on issues ranging from race relations to social services and from sexual ...
A Sufi Sheikh of Yemen The founder of the Tabah Foundation for Islamic Studies and Research in the United Arab Emirates, an institution to promote the study of traditional Islamic sciences, Sheikh al-Jifri has also penned a treatise on the nature of Islam's relationship with Jesus and Mary. Widely travelled ...
Palestinian nationalist leader A rare Palestinian leader, physician and founder of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza Haidar Abdel Shafi also helped establish Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO). A soft-spoken but a fiercely independent politician. A man of principles who often went against the Palestinian mainstream, Dr Shafi was among ...
H. S. Suhrawardy was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan, appointed in September 12, 1956. He was born in Midnapore, West Bengal, graduating with honors in Science from St. Caviares College. In 1913, he obtained his Masters degree in Arabic from Calcutta University. He received a B. C. L. degree from Oxford University ...
A promoter of Islam To promote better understanding of classical Islam, Shaykh Kabbani has hosted two international conferences in the US, both of which drew scholars from around the Muslim world. He is one of those whose intellect is sought after by journalists, academics and politicians. In the US, Shaykh ...